A region that has seen dramatic changes in the last generation of
political leadership, the Middle East remains a key investment
destination for our clients. Despite protracted conflicts, the rise
of new cross-border extremist groups and lower oil prices, Frank
Partners has used its experience and expertise in the region to help
clients understand the risks they face and still be able to take
advantage of the economic opportunities.
FP addresses the concerns of multinational corporations, banks and other institutional investors who have long been present in the region or who have just entered the market.
Some have recently found their interests threatened by political instability or questions over the reputation and integrity of their business partners or agents; while others have found it difficult to identify the real stakeholders and gatekeepers of resources required to operate on the ground. FP's team comprises Arabic speakers from the Gulf and North Africa, experts who have had decades of experience working in the region, and crucially, who understand the business climate and cultural context of familial political rule and the related business elite. This is confirmed and complemented by the insight provided by local on the ground sources. Contact Jakob
Jakob is head of FP's Copenhagen and London offices and the Managing Partner responsible for projects in Western and Northern Europe. Jakob advises Scandinavian corporates and financial institutions on how to enhance their compliance programmes with a particular emphasis on global due diligence frameworks. Jakob also works closely with private equity firms, hedge funds and financial institutions investing in Western Europe. Read more