About LAFANA

About LAFANAPartners for Growth

Headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, LAFANA Holding is one of the premier investment companies in the region. Our investment interests span across multiple asset classes including real assets and alternative investments. LAFANA has progressed and diversified over a decade to be one of the regional transformational success stories through focus on delivering value, building partnership and driving growth.

Our goal is to invest and develop business opportunities that create value not only for our shareholders and partners, but also for the community at large. Led by a team of experienced professionals, LAFANA integrates the expertise of specialists to develop effective business strategies and plans that align with our core values.

Our investments reflect a strong corporate culture with commitment to high ethical standards and operational excellence. We strive towards leveraging value by combining our collective expertise and industry knowledge with regional insight and market trends.

Also, as corporate citizens, we adopt and promote corporate social responsibility in every aspect of our business, which aligns to the philosophy and business standards set by the founders.

  • Vision

    Vision

    “To be a premier investment house with a diversified and value oriented portfolio of successful investments.”

  • Mission

    Mission

    “To increase our shareholders’ wealth through active and value adding engagement with our partners.”

Values

  • Entrepreneurship
    Entrepreneurship We use creativity to unlock opportunities and explore potential.
  • Mastery
    Mastery We ensure professional excellence at every stage of our business.
  • Integrity
    Integrity Our approach and processes are based on high ethical standards.

LAFANA Development Phases

2000-2005

Establishment of LAFANA

  • LAFANA is founded with initial seed capital by shareholders.
  • Founded one of the largest fully integrated manufacturer of paperboard in the Middle East and North Africa.
2005-2010

Team Building

  • Acquiring Saudi’s largest consumer AC manufacturer backed by partnership with global strategic partner.
  • Initiate Saudi equity exposure with focus on consumer, retail and pharmaceutical sectors
  • Sets up professional investment & strategy teams to enhance focus on corporatization of investment process.
  • First private equity divestment done through IPO/M&A.
  • Sets up Real Estate investment arm focused on lifestyle living concepts.
2011 – Present

Portfolio Diversification

  • Transforms into closed joint stock company.
  • Initiates private equity investments in pharmaceutical retail and telecommunication.