Accelero Capital


Accelero Capital's Portfolio

The company’s diverse portfolio spans a wide spectrum of funds and companies with potential for turnaround and growth. Accelero Capital’s assets comprise of companies in which its investments are held through its specially tailored funds, start-ups in which it has been investing directly, and assets to which it offers management and advisory services to assist them in implementing operational and financial turnarounds.

Using skills gained from its intensive TMT experience, it is diversifying into a range of new activities and has recently diversified into new fields.


Advisory Services

Accelero Capital’s executives are veteran deal makers and turnaround specialists. The team has been using its diverse skill-set to assist assets in implementing operational and financial turnarounds, allowing them to reach their true growth potential.

  • On 30 November 2015, Accelero Capital announced that it has signed a six year advisory agreement with The Board of Directors of Orascom Development Holding AG (“ODH”) whereby Accelero Capital will provide advisory services to assist ODH in implementing an operational and financial turn-around under the guidance of the Board of Directors and management of ODH. Concurrent with the advisory agreement concluded between ODH and Accelero Capital, effective 1 January 2016, Mr. Khaled Bichara, Co-Founder of Accelero Capital, assumed the role of the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ODH.
  • Orascom Development Holding (ODH) is a leading developer of fully integrated destinations, including hotels, residential units and leisure facilities such as golf courses, marinas and supporting infrastructure. ODH offers a diverse portfolio of worldwide destinations covering Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, Morocco, Montenegro, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The group operates a total of 35 hotels with 8,016 rooms and controls approximately 100.3 million sqm of land.
  • The Group currently operates ten destinations; five in Egypt (El Gouna, Taba Heights, Fayoum Makadi, and Harram City), The Cove in the United Arab Emirates, Jebel Sifah and Hawana Salalah in Oman, Luštica Bay in Montenegro and Andermatt in Switzerland.
  • The shares of Orascom Development Holding (ODH) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Managed Funds

Accelero Capital has two limited partnership funds, created in late 2014 and early 2015. The two funds focus on technology, digital media and telecommunications, and as the general partner, Accelero Capital manages both funds and it also invests in them alongside other limited partners.

Accelero Capital's management team, with its diverse array of experienced professionals, takes an active role developing the businesses under the funds' control.

In partnership with its network of entrepreneurs and investors, the team is constantly on the lookout for opportunities for creating new funds.

  • Established in October 2014, the ACDC Fund was created to exploit, through SUPERNAP International, the SUPERNAP technology in building data center ecosystems around the world.
  • SUPERNAP International is a partnership between Switch in the United States and ACDC Fund. SUPERNAP International has been locating, analyzing and investing in building data center ecosystems worldwide based on the design of the state-of-the- art, multi-tenant, Tier IV-rated SUPERNAP facilities in Las Vegas, Nevada; providing innovative methods to change the way data centers are engineered and used worldwide.
  • SUPERNAP data centers provide unrivaled colocation, connectivity, cloud and content ecosystems. They represent innovation, security and reliability for more than 1,000 global clients, from passionate startups to Fortune 100 powerhouses.
  • Accelero Capital is now working through the fund to create high-tech data centers and cloud computing hubs, based on SUPERNAP technology, in various countries and regions. The fund has been locating, analyzing and investing directly and indirectly in the data centers.
  • Established in February 2015, the A15 Fund was created to invest in A15, an entrepreneurial company that invests in digital products and technology brands. It focuses on opportunities for growing the digital world in the Middle East.
  • A15 is the curator for innovative digital start-ups, with clients from all segments, whether B2B such as agencies, operators, enterprises, SMEs, or B2C catering for all interests and age groups. The company invests in several businesses in the digital field using technology to offer products and services to the end consumer. A15 has 17 investments for which about 1000 employees are working in 16 offices to serve more than 20 promising markets in the Middle East region. The team has extensive experience and a proven track record in investing in digital media and technology in the region and beyond.
  • These investments include "ConnectAds" a digital media sales house, "Link Development" a technology solution provider, "ArpuPlus" for value added mobile services, "LinkDataCenter" for hosting services, "E7gezly" for online event ticketing, "Tpay" for mobile payment, among other names such as, Kijamii, El3ab, Performly, Paymob, Tutorama, Mena Commerce, Genart, Wuzzuf, Mumm and Shezlong.

Investments in Start-ups

Accelero Capital's team has been using its diverse capabilities to identify and acquire new businesses and entrepreneurial ventures that are marked by innovativeness, scalability and growth.

With its financial, technical and management expertise, Accelero Capital has been guiding these ventures on securing key skills such as management, financing, networking and utilizing technology commercialization with the overriding aim of achieving rapid growth.

  • NTS has been operating the only Nile taxi available service in Egypt for almost three years and is currently looking at expanding its fleet and services.
  • "Oper8" - headquartered in Lebanon with a regional office in Egypt - is a specialized ICT supply & services organization covering the entire Middle East and North Africa region. Our portfolio covers all technology aspects including (but not limited to) mobile networks design, rollout, optimization, operations and maintenance, in addition to end-to-end management of networks or mobile operators under a managed services/management agreement setup.
  • Oper8's shareholders are renowned and confirmed veterans in the ICT industry with international experience spanning across the globe, yet with a special regional focus and in-depth know-how (Egypt, Lebanon, Algeria, Tunisia, Pakistan, Italy, etc.).
  • High end call center services
  • Fast growing
  • Serving fortune 100 companies