Investrade, a leading boutique investment and asset management firm, has recently concluded a strategic deal, through which the company will acquire a 53 percent stake in the Areen Park Hotel and The land of Paradise Waterpark within Areen Master Development Project in the south of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The signing ceremony for the transaction took place at the Al Areen project in the presence of Shaikh Mohamed Bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, Chairman of Executive Board of Investrade, and Mr. Hisham Alrayes, Chairman of Al Areen Holding Company, and a number of officials from both companies.
The Areen Park Hotel and The Land of Paradise Waterpark project include a luxury hotel belonging to Al Areen Hospitality, in addition to a group of villas and apartments. The project will provide a new city on a total area of 2 million square metres, accommodating approximately 25,000 people. It is strategically located near the King Fahd Causeway, Exhibition World Bahrain, Bahrain International Circuit, the new sports city in Sakhir, Al Areen Wildlife Park, Blaj Al Jazaer, and other landmarks.
Commenting on the occasion, Shaikh Mohamed Bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, said, ''We are delighted to acquire a majority stake in Al Areen Park Hotel and The Land of Paradise Waterpark. This deal demonstrates our long-term commitment to invest in the Kingdom of Bahrain by leveraging its unique offerings. This project will also forge an important strategic alliance with GFH Financial Group in this landmark project, which aims to become a leading regional destination.''

Shaikh Mohammed bin Duaij Al Khalifa, Managing Director of Al Areen Holding Company, added: ''We are delighted to welcome Investrade as partners in the Areen Park Hotel and The Land of Paradise Waterpark, two key features of the Al Areen project, which is set to become one of the Kingdom's leading high-end destinations for living, tourism, hospitality, and entertainment. We're proud to attract such a strong and strategic investor to the project in line with our commitment and contributions to Bahrain's Vision 2030 and its mission to further grow the Kingdom's tourism sector. This transaction is a testament to the high-caliber project and investment opportunity once again created by GFH and our partners. We look forward to working together to maximize the potential of these assets and further advance the vision of Al Areen and the vast and positive social and economic benefits it will deliver for the Kingdom and the community''


Investrade - Best Portfolio Management Team | Bahrain 2020
BAHRAIN-BASED asset manager Investrade puts clients' interests at the heart of operations and builds stakeholder relationships rooted in trust and respect. It focuses on alternative and corporate investments in real-estate,treasury and capital markets. Investrade delivers quality with transparency and professionalism, and the executive team has an open-door communication policy and a lead-by-example mentality. The firm sets a high standard for asset management, and believes in giving public praise and private criticism where warranted. A nurturing work culture lends the firm a family feel, and the team is dedicated to preserving and growing clients' wealth. The BV judging panel presents Investrade with the 2020 award for Best Portfolio Management Team (Bahrain).


Investrade's Acting CEO MS. Haseena Bangash was awarded the Excellence in Finance Leaders award for her significant contribution towards the financial sector at FiNext Conference 2019, held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on April 25 to 26, 2019.

Currently working as Acting Chief Executive Officer at Investrad, Ms Bangash is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the investment banking industry. Skilled in Islamic Finance, Investment Structuring, Relationship Building, Private Equity, Business Development, Implementation and Management, and Mergers & Acquisitions. A hard working and strong willed professional graduated from University of Bahrain with Honors and an aspiring CFA level 3 candidate.

Ms. Bangash has more than 14 years of investment banking experience in the fields of corporate finance, private equity, real estate, trade finance, wealth and asset management. During her career, she has led various regional and cross border transactions across multiple sectors and asset classes. Her transaction experience includes structured products, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, secondary offerings, private placements, investment development, and debt raising. In addition, she is a growth strategy and business development, expert.

Prior to Investrade, Ms. Bangash was a Principal at J Equity Partners BSC. She headed the Investment Department of Investrade while advising a wide range of clients including financial institutions, family businesses and high net worth individuals on their investment, capital raising, investment strategy, restructuring, and capital preservation. Prior to Investrade, Ms. Bangash was a Manager in the Corporate Finance department of Capinnova Investment Bank (Islamic arm of BBK) and has international investment banking experience from her tenure with Deutsche Bank AG. She has also served on the Board of various investment funds and operational companies.

The second FiNext Awards & Conference was held on the 25th & 26th of April at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. This event was the much awaited Finance and Technology conference of the year 2019 for APAC region which aimed at bringing together the best and brightest from the field of Finance & Technology under one roof.

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