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Unicorn to advise superheroes at Teshkeel Media Gr

September 28, 2006
Unicorn announces US $25 m capital raising for TMG via private placement

Kuwait, September 27th, 2006 Teshkeel Media Group, KSC (TMG) announced today a comprehensive agreement with Unicorn Investment Bank (UIB) to advise and lead a second phase of capital raising. The agreement was announced by Majid Al-Sayed Bader Al-Refai, Managing Director and CEO of UIB, and Naif Al-Mutawa, CEO of TMG.


UIB will underwrite and assist TMG in the raising of US$25 million for the offering. TMG’s current investor base includes large GCC institutions - the Commercial Bank of Kuwait, Bayan Investment Company, Safat Investment Company, Al-Aswak Company and retail group MH Shaya Company – as well as a consortium of private investors from the United States, Mexico, China, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Kuwait.

Headquartered in Kuwait, TMG develops and publishes comics and other children’s entertainment for the Arab speaking world. They are the exclusive Arabic translation
Yasser Abbady, Director of Corporate Finance at UIB, commented, “TMG have identified and successfully developed unique content for the young, highlighting Islam’s rich culture and heritage. With a substantial proportion of the region’s population under the age of fifteen, TMG’s management vision coupled with their award-winning concept of ‘The 99’ makes this a very attractive investment indeed.”

Naif Al-Mutawa, CEO of TMG, said, “We’re extremely excited and proud to be working with a world class Islamic investment bank such as Unicorn. Unicorn fits our company needs at an operational level, a Sharia-compliant level and a cultural level. It is an added boost to ‘The 99’ superheroes.”

“This Ramadan, the world has new heroes,” he added.

Notes to Editors

About Teshkeel Media Group, KSC
Teshkeel Media Group, KSC is one of the Middle East’s leading developers of comics and children’s entertainment. Based in Kuwait, and with offices in New York, the Company’s mission is to fill a significant void in positive, high-quality children’s content in the region, including in print and electronic media, film and television. In addition to working with global publishers, TMG is also developing its own properties, including its new superhero concept, ‘The 99’, which it launched in the region in 2006.

www.teshkeelcomics.com and www.the99.org

About Unicorn Investment Bank

  • Unicorn Investment Bank commenced operations on 5
    May 2004 in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

  • In its first eight months of business, UIB
    achieved revenues of US$36.4m and a net profit of
    US$17.1 m.

  • In 2005 (its second year of operation), UIB
    reported full year revenues of US$52.6m and a net
    profit of US$24.2m.

  • Unicorn recently announced half-year results for
    the six months ended 30 June 2006 of US$43.4m
    revenues and US$23.8m net profit.

  • UIB has also doubled its capital to US$233 million
    following a successful round of fund raising in July
    2006.

  • UIB has achieved a number of “firsts” in Islamic
    banking. In November 2005, the Bank closed the “KSA
    Real Estate Fund-1”, the first ever equity fund to
    allow non-Saudi nationals to invest in the growing
    Saudi Arabian property market via an innovative
    financial and legal structure.

  • UIB began raising capital in May 2006 for a US
    $150m Sharia-compliant private equity fund to target
    private equity investments globally, the world’s
    first global Islamic private equity fund. The Fund
    will invest in selected geographical locations and
    sectors in order to benefit from cyclical upturns
    around the globe while diversifying risk.

  • In May 2006, UIB launched “Gulf Springs”, the
    first pan-GCC real estate fund, in partnership with
    leading real-estate developers in each GCC market,
    who as founding investors, bring local knowledge and
    investment opportunities.

  • UIB has recently closed “KSA MBS 1 International
    Sukuk,” the GCC’s first Sharia-compliant
    asset-backed security: a debt product designed for
    home financing companies in the Kingdom of Saudi
    Arabia (akin to a mortgage-backed security) in
    partnership with a multilateral organisation and
    underwritten by a global institution.

  • Since its inception, UIB has already advised,
    structured and successfully placed deals with a
    total value in excess of US$1 billion.


www.unicorninvestmentbank.com

Media contacts:

Unicorn Investment Bank
Mark Lunn of Gavin Anderson & Co, London
Bahrain Tel: +973 17 566 000
UK Tel: +44 (0) 20 7554 1400
UK Mobile: +44 (0) 7775 992 309
mlunn@gavinanderson.co.uk

George Tucker of Gavin Anderson & Co, London
Bahrain Tel: +973 17 566 000
UK Tel: +44 (0) 20 7554 1400
UK Mobile: +44 (0) 7917 218 951
gtucker@gavinanderson.co.uk

Teshkeel Media Group, KSC
Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa
+965 9618666
naïf@teshkeel.com



 

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