Hourani advises Aliph Capital in its acquisition of The Pet Shop


Hourani & Partners advised Aliph Capital in its acquisition of The Pet Shop, the largest pet business in the United Arab Emirates from Kasamar Holdings.


The acquisition of The Pet Shop marks Aliph Capital’s Fund 1’s inaugural venture.

Backed by substantial financial support from prominent entities such as the Abu Dhabi Sovereign Wealth Fund (ADQ), Aliph Capital is the Middle East’s pioneering female-led private equity firm and poised to drive economic diversification and emerge as a global leader across various industry sectors.

Kasamar Holdings is a distinguished family office with extensive investments across regional private equity, global real estate, and public securities.

The transaction was led by Partners Salim Sader and Chadi Hourani, with support from Julia Snyder, Reef Hourani, Tarek Moghabghab, Sophia Niazi, Ellen Ray, Hossam Elsafoury, and Jennifer Aboufadel.

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