Five Capital Advisors is the exclusive investment advisor to Five Capital Fund I, an operationally oriented investment firm with a long-term focus pursuing control and minority investment opportunities in emerging markets.

Five Capital Fund I is a patient investor and seeks to develop small and medium sized companies to their full potential over a medium term investment horizon. Five Capital Fund I acquires significant interests in businesses, led by strong entrepreneurs/management teams, alongside Strategic Partners, who are industry leaders and have the ability to provide strategic and operational support, to create resilient business models and shape the business going forward.

Five Capital Advisors is sponsored by Bpifrance, a French Sovereign Financial Institution which is one of the largest private equity and venture capital investors in Europe, and Kingdom Holding Company, a leading diversified investment holding company in Saudi Arabia. Five Capital Advisors is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority.


Five Capital Fund I seeks to participate in and support the long-term economic transformation and diversification initiatives being undertaken in the GCC countries.

Five Capital Fund I combines the strengths of a well-networked, highly experienced local investment advisor with the deep technical experience of Strategic Partners creating an investment advisory firm whose investment model blends financial skills with operating expertise. We seek to leverage our proprietary networks and deep relationships with Strategic Partners in sourcing investment opportunities and in implementing operational improvement initiatives with a goal to generate value by creating emerging leaders with resilient business models.

Salient features of a typical Five Capital Fund I investment:

  • Primarily exclusive transactions developed through long-term relationships
  • Typically acquire significant interest in businesses, led by strong entrepreneurs/management teams, alongside Strategic Partners
  •  In most cases, the seller retains a meaningful interest in the business
  • Commit significant time and effort of our team along with the teams of our Strategic Partners to build long-term value by providing relevant operating and strategic guidance to scale and enhance the business

Five Capital Fund I is a firm believer in responsible investing and integrates Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) processes all through the investment lifecycle and uses various sustainability measures as a key driver to generate long-term value.

Five Capital Fund I is uniquely positioned in emerging markets, given its robust operating platform, proven expertise of nurturing successful private equity investments and its privileged network of long-term relationships across the GCC, Europe and the United States.


Laurent Vigier

Executive Chairman

Talal Ibrahim Al Maiman


Pascal Lagarde


Benjamin Paternot


Tamim Bassam Jabr


Head Office


Level-14, Central Park Towers, DIFC,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates