EMERALD GROUP BROADENS ITS EXPANSION INTO EUROPE WITH THE COMPLETION OF TWO ACQUISITIONS

Dubai and Lisbon, Date: March 22nd, 2019

Emerald Group announces its further expansion into Europe with two new investments through a recently established private investment and holding company, Emerald Europe. The holding company, which is based in Portugal, is the European private equity arm of Emerald Group and currently owns minority shares in two Portugal founded firms; Optime Investments and Optimal Investments. The chairman of Emerald Group, N’Gunu Tiny, recently joined the management team of Optimal Investments and actively participates as a partner.

Optimal Investments is one of Portugal’s leading investment banking boutiques and specialises in corporate finance and investment advice. The firm offers a broad spectrum of bespoke services including; corporate finance, project & structured finance, and services in debt & equity capital markets. Optimal leverages its broad investments expertise and deep industry relationships, coupled with entrepreneurial flair, to earn its vast track record as an advisor in some of the most noted cross-border transactions. In addition to extensive experience in investment banking, the partners at Optimal Investments have each held senior positions within the industry, combining cross over proficiencies in advisory, capital markets and investment activities. The firm benefits from valuable relationships in the business community and has a strong international presence, providing the operational agility required for a global execution and distribution platform. Optimal Investments is fully owned by its partners, ensuring complete alignment of interests with clients.

Optime Investments is an alternative asset management and investment firm, established in Portugal, with a mission to preserve and deliver sustainable capital growth to its clients. With over 75 years of experience grounded in private equity and alternative asset management, other areas of expertise for the firm include venture capital across various sectors, real estate and investments in non-performing loans. Optime is integrated in an international network of large caps, SMEs and universities, and has the capacity to successfully deliver attractive opportunities across varying market conditions. While Optime Investments’ operations are guided by a set of internal processes, designed to serve its client with diligence and transparency, all its activities are regulated and supervised by the Portuguese Securities Market Commission.

Contact information for Optimal Investments and Optime Investments:
Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco
Amoreiras, Torre 2, 17 D
1070-102 Lisbon
Portugal

About Emerald Group

Emerald Group, which is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, is an international investment company that was founded in 2009. The Group’s ambition is to become, in the medium term, a reference in Africa, and in the context of emerging markets, according to the most demanding international standards of transparency and sustainability in the conduct of its business. Further information available at www.emeraldgroup-inc.com

Contact information for Emerald:

Emerald Group – Investor Relations
Tower 1, Emaar Boulevard Plaza, Suite 1501,
Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
Downtown PO Box 24172
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone : +971 4 452 7272
Fax : +971 4 452 7171
Email: info@emeraldgroup-inc.com