About Us

Gulf Equity Partners was founded by Leon Smith and Talha-Khan Aquil to serve our local, regional and international clientele. The principals at Gulf Equity have raised over 220Bn USD for private equity, hedge funds, real estate, greenfield ventures and alternative investments. We work regularly with family offices, institutional investors, Sovereign Wealth Funds and accredited investors. 

At Gulf Equity Partners our goal is to facilitate our clients needs succeed by providing innovative and customized capital raising services. 

We are committed to providing exceptional service to our clients. We work closely with companies and investors to understand their unique needs and provide tailored solutions that meet their specific requirements. Our team of experienced professionals has deep local knowledge and expertise in the GCC markets, and we leverage this expertise to provide effective and efficient capital raising solutions. 

We also prioritise integrity and transparency in all of our dealings. We believe that trust is essential to building long-term relationships with our clients and investors and we are committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct and transparency. 

At Gulf Equity Partners we have a track record of success in the GCC markets, with a proven ability to raise capital for a wide range of companies and from a broad spectrum of investors. We are proud of the relationships we have built and the trust we have earned in the market and we are committed to continuing to serve as a leading introductory agency in the GCC markets. 

We facilitate the introductory process from inception to completion. Our deep sector knowledge and insight into the private fund market across multiple asset classes allows us to raise capital efficiently and effectively. We enjoy working alongside innovative clients and regularly partner with leading fund managers across a broad spectrum of geographies.  



At Gulf Equity Partners, we are a driven team who work tirelessly to ensure bespoke solutions are implemented for each client engagement. Our vision is to produce tangible results for our clients whilst contributing extensively towards continuing growth of the investment eco system in the GCC markets. We strive to constantly innovate and adapt to be a adaptive firm, identifying investment opportunities that drive innovation and uniting them with sophisticated long-term capital partners. 

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