Deal News

New York Pizza opens in Dubai

Apr 05,2013
The American pizza chain New York Pizza has opened its first restaurant outside the United States in Dubai. The company plans to add a further 28 restaurants across the Gulf region in the next 5 to 7 ...

Middle East M&A volume down in 2013 Q 1

Apr 01,2013
During the first quarter of 2013, the volume of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Middle East went down compared to both the previous quarter and the first quarter of 2012, according to Bureau van ...

Growth in Professional Services Franchising

Mar 18,2013
In the United States, growth in Professional Services Franchising is outpacing that of Retail Franchises, as laid off professionals find avenues to capitalize on their skills. Professional Services ...

US investors buy Cobone e-commerce business

Mar 12,2013
US hedge fund Tiger Global is buying into UAE based daily deals website Cobone for an undisclosed amount. Gulf News states that Tiger Global 'have significant interests in emerging markets and ...

Middle East M&A update

Mar 09,2013
Despite several large recent deals, the M&A market in the region remains subdued. the composition of investment bank revenues is shifting towards debt issuance. For full article. see: ...