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Emirates Capital works closely with clients to originate, due diligence, structure and value, finance, and execute the purchase and sale of companies, subsidiaries, business units and other operating entities. We assist in various post-acquisition value creation initiatives, as needed.

The Emirates Capital Limited has been exclusively mandated by European Fintech company which owns a proprietory technology seeking to break the SWIFT monopoly.

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DIFC, Dubai, October 5, 2016 - The Emirates Capital Limited, DIFC, Dubai ("Company" / "TECL" - a boutique corporate finance firm with offices located in the DIFC, Dubai are pleased to announce that TECL has been retained, to assist with sourcing capital funding of US$21 Million plus, by a Norwegian based company ("Client").

The Client owns technology with potential to disrupt the monopolistic world of cross-border payments within the banking system such as SWIFT. The Client`s system is designed to save banks money but also allow banks to make instantaneous transfers with 100% accounting accuracy. At $20 per wire transaction bank costs for wire transfers are approxiametly US$260 million on a daily basis. The disruptive technology owned by the Client could save bank costs more than US$130 million a day. The Company is currently negociating with three partner banks that have a combined presence in over 50 countries around the world An additional 5-7 banks may follow, bringing the represented presense up to 100+ countries. This Client system is fully licenced and believes it enjoys at least a two year advantage over any new competitor. The Client utilizes the latest in IT communication and IT security standards, and has built in new and advanced functionality to enhance the experience and options available to banks. The Company's goal is to swiftly become the preferred solution for cross-border payments.

The Emirates Capital Limited will focus it`s fund raising activities on European institutional investors who have demonstrated know-how in the fintech industry.

Mr. Erik Essiger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Emirates Capital Limited said, "The Emirates Capital Limited have seen numerous start up companies in the payment systems space across the last two years. However, many of them were focusing on a B-to-C solutions providing just a different interface to the client with very little innovative solutions of payment processes. Additionally, a lot of them were, by and large, unregulated. The Client, on the other hand, has a completely developed and fully 5year- tested payment system in the cross boarder inter-bank payment arena and is negotiating with various partner banks that will give the Client global reach within a short period of time. The Client is regulated by the Norwegian Financial Services Authority. We have been impressed by their highly experienced and talented management team and we are delighted to have been retained to introduce this investment opportunity to qualified institutional investors. We are confident that we will succeed in bringing this round of investment to a successful conclusion in the near future. We look forward to working with the Client's management team during this initial capital raise and also the possibility of assisting the Client with an IPO on a Public Stock Exchange at a later date."

Chairman of the Client said, "We are very satisfied with having entered into an agreement with The Emirates Capital Limited. More so, based on the overwhelming interest in our company, that TECL have received from their investor partners in Europe. It is important to note that our capital raising is more for strategic than for financial reasons. We look forward to a fruitful and successful business relationship with The Emirates Capital Limited."

About The Emirates Capital Limited.
The Emirates Capital Limited, acts as M&A advisors, lead manager and arrangers with a focus on cross boarder transactions tal needs, structure and the development of a global presence. Headquartered in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in Dubai it has developed significant relationships in the US, Europe, the Middle East and China to assist clients in commercializing their growth strategies by bringing them to external capital and resources. The Emirates Capital Limited is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority.

Safe Harbour Statement
This press release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements related to anticipated revenues, expenses, earnings, operating cash flows, the outlook for markets and the demand for products. Forward-looking statements are no guarantees of future performance and are inherently subject to uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon, among other things, assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management, including management's own knowledge and assessment of the Company's industry and competition. The company assumes no duty to update its forward-looking statements.

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Contact details:

Mr. Erik Essiger
Chairman and CEO of The Emirates Capital Limited
Tel.+ 971 4 4477672

Ms. Abeer Nazim
Analyst of The Emirates Capital Limited.
Tel.+ 971 4 4477672

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The Emirates Capital Limited successfully advised divestiture of a 33.4% minority stake in Synova SA to the De Beers Group.

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DIFC, Dubai, October 5, 2016 - The Emirates Capital Limited, DIFC, Dubai has successfully advised a Netherland-based private equity firm to a divestiture of their minority stake of 33.4% in Synova SA to the De Beers Group.

Synova SA is a Swiss-based owner and supplier of a patent protected laser micro jet (LMJ) technology.

Erik Essiger, Chairman and CEO, The Emirates Capital Limited, said: This transaction is an example of our competence and network which supports cross border transactions. We have had great success with our strategic approach to introduce the right corporate partners. We also are convinced that there is a significant opportunity for growth in order to bring strategic business opportunities owned by European Private Equity firms to corporate buyers.

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The Emirates Capital lead arranged a €40 million facility for the refinancing and renovation of the Hotel "Le Royal" in Luxemburg

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DIFC, Dubai, October 5, 2016 - The Emirates Capital Limited, DIFC, Dubai has lead arranged a €40 million investment and capex facility to two subsidiaries of General Mediterranean Holding S.A. SPF, a multi-faceted group with diverse business interests. The proceeds will be used to refinance and refurbish the Hotel "Le Royal", a 5-star 205 room hotel located in a prime location in the heart of of Luxembourg City. The transaction was jointly arranged by The Emirates Capital Limited, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, a financial institution specialized on cross border transactions and a leading German real estate bank. It closed in October 2014.

Mr Nasir Abid, Vice-Chairman of GMH SA SPF Group and Mr Erik Essiger, Chairman and CEO of The Emirates Capital Limitied, DIFC, Dubai, stated that The Hotel "Le Royal" is one of the major hotels in Luxembourg. It opened in 1984 and has undergone several soft refurbishments as well as extensions over the course of time. The Hotel "Le Royal" is a member of the luxury hotel collection "Leading Hotels of the World".The Emirates Capital Limited contributed to the successful refurbishment of this iconic landmark in Luxembourg. In addition it has been a very good example of a smooth cooperation between a professional German real estate bank and a corporate finance company from the DIFC catering for cross boarder transaction.

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Erik Essiger (Emirates Capital) Niraj Sharan (AURA), 2011 Horasis Global Arab Business Meeting

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Ringing the bell ceremony, New York Stock Exchange.

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November 19th, 2010

Emirates Capital participated in the development of the M&A Barometer GCC 2010

Emirates Capital participates in the "We Are All Emirates" campaign

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February 06th, 2010

Gulf Banks Set for Wave of M&A - Emirates Capital

Although the GCC banking sector has failed to close mega- mergers, merchant bank Emirates Capital foresees a wave of consolidation in 2010.

Emirates Capital to expand abroad

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Posted by: Reuters. October 28th, 2009

Emirates Capital, which advised firms on the hunt for acquisitions during boom time, plans to expand to Singapore and Moscow and is likely to complete four or five deals next year, said a senior official.

The corporate finance firm set up shop in Dubai in January 2008 and initially focused on small and medium-sized firms, including the family-run companies in the Gulf.

"Family businesses are looking to grow, their friendly banker is no longer amenable to lend," Chief Financial Officer Michael Hübener said at an investment summit. "They want to tap into lending networks. Because of this downturn, we are seeing a whole new market opening up which was previously served by banks."

Hübener said companies now approached Emirates Capital, asking it to "prepare us, make us beautiful for them".

"I would say about $50 million [Dh184m] to $500m would be our sweet spot, sometimes a little above, sometimes a little below," said Hübener.

Emirates Capital is considering an initial public offering in two to three years - likely on the Nasdaq Dubai - in a bid to spur more clients to float. It may also set up its own private equity vehicle in Dubai "as a piggy back fund" for transactions.

Hübener said its deal pipeline was "entirely international" when it relocated from Germany to Dubai last year and it has made inroads in the Gulf by capitalising on a trend in the region to follow the government's lead on investment patterns.

Last year, Emirates Capital held a regional roadshow for a US uranium mining firm which had been on the cusp of moving from exploration to production before it was dropped from fund portfolios in the wake of the credit crunch.

The move came as the UAE was gearing up a $40 billion nuclear power programme.

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Emirates Capital hunts sweet deals

Emirates Capital's CFO Michael Hübener says at the 2009 Middle East summit he looks for fresh deals, with a "sweet spot" between $50 to $500 million, and a potential IPO in 2-3 years.