Dubai: Gulf Capital and Amwal AlKhaleej, two leading Middle Eastern Alternative Investment firms, announced on Sunday the completion of the sale of their portfolio company, Maritime Industrial Services (MIS) to a regional trade buyer, Lamprell which is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The MIS sale of 100 per cent of the company for $336 million caps an almost five-year holding period by both firms during which revenues and profits were increased by 203 per cent and 184 per cent respectively.

"MIS represents a solid case study for the Middle Eastern private equity industry. This is a good example of how private equity firms can add real value to their portfolio companies by growing operations, bringing in new management leadership, executing bolt-on acquisitions, launching regional and product expansions," said Dr Karim El Solh, co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Capital.