The Gracia Group provides placement services for managers seeking to raise capital from the Middle East. Chad Gracia, the firm’s founder, has worked with investors in the region for more than fifteen years, as an advisor to high net worth families and as a consultant to Saudi ambassadors and to the Saudi Royal Court.
Other clients have included the Kingdom of Bahrain and the US Department of Defense. As a placement agent focusing on the GCC, he has raised more than $1 billion for US clients. He also leads a U.S. Commerce Department Certified Trade Mission of private equity, venture capital, and real estate managers to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE and Oman annually. This initiative is co-hosted by the U.S. Commercial Service, and U.S. embassies in Riyadh, Kuwait City, Abu Dhabi, and Muscat. He has also acted as a regional advisor to the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) in the Middle East.