MB  KCP Capital


     Office Locations:

168 5th Ave., Suite 302
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 646-502-7493
Fax: 212-937-3999



  • Middle Market



  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    KCP Capital, the resulting company of a merger between KIT Capital (formerly Recognition Group) and MNA Partners, is an entrepreneur-led merchant bank investing in (and managing) assets in high-growth industries and the ascendant emerging markets. With its headquarters in Dubai and offices in Europe and North America, KCP sits at the juncture of East and West, and leverages its cross-border and cross-cultural expertise to maximize returns. Through its portfolio company, KIT Digital, the firm seeks out companies that leverage areas of global change in the media landscape, including: IPTV delivery protocols, digitization, format localization, digital rights management, mobile delivery, interactive marketing, IP-based hardware, and enhanced video search. The KIT Media SPIV leads investments up to $50 million, with KIT Digital as the operating manager.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Kamal Tayara Managing Partner
    Krishnan Vaidyanathan Managing Director
    Rabih El-Kalach Managing Director
    Roderik van der Graaf Managing Director
    Zein Balhas Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Arab Submarine Cable Co.
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      Automated Benefits
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      Brookfield Multiplex
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      Hospitality Concepts & Solutions
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      Indo Power Tech Group
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      Island Global Yachting
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      Kit Digital
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      Lesiure Marine
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      Oryx Production
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      Pathway Genomics
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      Silicon Spice
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      Slipgate Ironworks
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      Software Design Consulting Group
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      Tamweel PJSC
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      VillaModa Lifestyle
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