Preservation and capital protection, diversification of investments into private markets and the digital transformation of businesses remain the three key trends driving financial growth and stability in 2023, said Berkeley Assets.
Private markets are gaining popularity due to the turbulent nature of public markets last year, with more investors leaning towards safer alternatives, said Berkeley Assets, a British private equity firm with over 15 years of experience, in its financial insights for the Middle East’s investment sector.
In this region however, Berkeley Assets has seen a progressive shift in investor attitude towards opportunities with more risk, taking advantage of the potential higher rewards. It attributes this trend to more economical stability in the UAE and the wider region when compared to the West.
Commenting on the Middle East’s investment potential, Omar Jackson, Partner at Berkeley Assets, said: “The region is in a sharp and accelerated development phase. There is a growing belief that Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, and Riyadh combined are the new London, Paris, Los Angeles, and New York. The Middle East is the new West, a new era in that regard. With a special focus on further developing business and enterprise, the region is golden sands for entrepreneurs, presenting tremendous opportunities for start-ups and investors alike.”
Additionally, the region is increasingly becoming home to multiple new economies, cultivating a growing start-up ecosystem and attracting the best talent worldwide. Investors thus see a lucrative gap in the market for alternative opportunities within newly-founded companies, private business acquisitions, franchises, and venture capital. Furthermore, private equity remains a favoured asset class despite challenges such as rising interest rates and inflation concerns.
While Berkeley Assets maintains its involvement in real estate opportunities, it has a growing focus on traditional private equity. This includes private business acquisitions in high-performing markets such as the UAE as well as alternatives.
The firm is also contributing towards global high-profile pre-listing IPO opportunities within some of the world’s top stock exchanges, such as the New York Stock Exchange, across the technology and entertainment space. A recent example of this was in a company named Triller, a global technology and AI company.
With head offices in London and Dubai, Berkeley Assets is capitalising on new investment opportunities to provide stable and sustainable returns. Berkeley Assets continues to succeed through its constant ability to provide adequate security and protection measures for its clients, together with a direct approach and top-quality service.-- TradeArabia News Service