Established in 1985, Capital Trust Group is a Private Equity, Real Estate and Corporate Finance Advisory firm operating in MENA, Europe and the USA providing investment advisory and merchant banking services through its subsidiary companies, with offices in London, New York, Washington and Beirut. The Group initiates, arranges, manages and invests in equity and mezzanine financing for corporate finance and real estate investments for itself and for its clients. The group has acted as lead investor and as co-investors in more than 100 transactions with a total value exceeding $1.5 billion in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.

In MENA, the Group has raised capital for MENAVEST ($54 million), the first MENA private equity fund, launched in 1998 and the first regional private equity fund. The fund managed to close and exit all eleven investments.

Capital Trust Group acts as the General Partner for EuroMena I and EuroMena II, co-General Partner on EuroMena III, as well as sits on the Investment Committee EuroMena I, II and III. It is represented by Mr Bassam Aburdene and Mr John P. Oswald. They have served as Investment Committee Members of 14 previous funds, including the 9 that have been managed directly by the Capital Trust Group.