In cooperation with the US Department of Commerce, the International Trade Administration, and the US embassies in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait City (Kuwait), Abu Dhabi (the UAE), and Muscat (Oman), the Gracia Group has led Certified Trade Missions of private equity and real estate managers to the region for four years.
Each mission focuses on relationship building, and a delegation of 12 US GPs generally meets more than 50 regional LPs, including the key sovereign wealth funds, all the large institutional investors, ultra high net worth individuals, and senior princes from the royal family who are active in international investing. Ambassadors generally introduce the US delegation to the LPs, and so the long process of trust-building that characterizes the sales process in the region is considerably shortened. Our last trade mission took place in the spring of 2017, and ended with cocktails at the US Ambassador's residence in Muscat.
Our next mission will take a delegation of U.S. managers to Riyadh and Oman, where we will meet active LP allocators and be hosted at the U.S. Embassy in Muscat. Introductions will be made to other LPs in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. To reserve your place, please do so here:
We are also currently accepting applications for our Virtual Mission. If you are interested in taking part, please either reserve by clicking the link above or if you have questions you may contact Chad Gracia at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.