Scaling brands
from the region
to the world.

With a global platform for growth, we actively help entrepreneurs and management
teams achieve operational, strategic and financial objectives.

We are private
equity with a
difference.

At EIGHTClouds we are driven by the spirit and passion of entrepreneurs. We provide tailor-made capital and expertise to consumer-focused businesses in the United Arab Emirates and the wider GCC region.

EIGHTClouds is now on a relentless journey to catapult local and regional brands into the global business space, in line with the UAE’s vision to empower strategic priorities and economic needs of the future.

Working in partnership with business owners and management to help both small and larger businesses scale, our deeply-rooted passion for brands offers an unrivalled platform for growth across multiple industries.

The goal? To make the dreams of innovators and passionate founders a reality, and ensure feasible businesses and ideas get the right platform for scaling.

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Targeted AUM

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Eightclouds fund

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At EIGHTClouds we are driven by the passion of entrepreneurs. We provide tailor-made capital and expertise to consumer-focused businesses, and are on a relentless journey to catapult local and regional brands into the global business space.
Working in partnership with founders, owners and management teams to help them scale, our deeply-rooted passion for brands offers a dedicated platform for growth across multiple industry sectors.

WE AIM TO PROVIDE THE RIGHT PLATFORMS FOR BUSINESS OWNERS TO SCALE.

Sports & Entertainment.

Investing in the dynamic world of sports and entertainment can prove a winning combination, as well as an exciting opportunity.

CONSUMER CARE.​

Investing in this ever-evolving industry is an opportunity to have a stake in the brands shaping how we care for ourselves and others.

Hospitality.

The United Arab Emirates proudly plays host to one of the richest hospitality markets in the world, so investing in the industry can bring large rewards.

CLothing & Fashion.

Innovative regional designers and digital trends in consumer shopping and spending are shaping the busy retail landscape across the region making it an exciting sector for investors.

Beauty & wellness.

Investing in this ever-evolving industry is an opportunity to have a stake in the brands shaping how we care for ourselves and others.

FOOD & BEVERAGE.

The United Arab Emirates proudly plays host to one of the richest hospitality markets in the world, so investing in the industry can bring large rewards.

DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY.

At EIGHTClouds we are making an impact with sustainability in mind. An active partner of the United Nations Global Compact, we aim to accelerate the implementation of sustainable practices within our operations and our growing portfolio of brands.

Our planet needs support. The difference is, we know business has a very important role to play in the process. It’s time to claim a stake in the brands that are positively impacting the world.

TECHNOLOGY.

The backbone of almost everything we do, technology plays an increasingly more pivotal role in business, providing steady returns.

REAL ESTATE.​

The fast-growing corporate real estate industry is an attractive opportunity to gain capital returns.

LAUNCHES TO SUPPORT HOMEGROWN IDEAS AND TAKE THEM ACROSS THE GLOBE.

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HEADLINES

An investment hub with ambitious goals and a thriving business ecosystem, we bring you all the latest news from the Middle East and wider region.

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the experts.

MARK AITCHISON

Founder &
CEO

SHARAZ HUSSAIN

Co-Founder
& MD

INA ILIN

Chief Operating
Officer

OM PUNIYANI

Chief Marketing
Officer

GAVIN PEARSON

Business
Development Director

MOHAMMAD RAOUF

Chief Finance
Officer

Stuart Walker

Legal &
Compliance

Aruna Narayanan

ESG &
Sustainability

David Singleton

Hospitality &
Commercialisation

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Fraser Dawson

Legal & ​
Deal Structuring

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MARK AITCHISON

Founder & CEO

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SHARAZ HUSSAIN

Co-Founder & MD

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INA ILIN

Chief Operating
Officer

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OM PUNIYANI

Chief Marketing
Officer

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MOHAMMAD RAOUF

Chief Finance
Officer

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GAVIN PEARSON

Business
Development
Director

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STUART WALKER

Legal &
Compliance

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FRASER DAWSON

Legal & ​
Deal structuring

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ARUNA NARAYANAN

ESG &
Sustainability

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DAVID SINGLETON

Hospitality &
Commercialisation

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With a remarkable track record, EIGHTClouds is dedicated to launching the next generation of global consumer brand leaders. Here are just some of our success stories. 

EIGHTClouds Private Equity Launches to Support Homegrown Ideas and Take Them Across the Globe

The private equity firm focuses on homegrown companies within the consumer brand sector, providing founders and entrepreneurs with access to capital.

EIGHTClouds Private Equity Launches to Support Entrepreneurs and Take Their Ideas Across the Globe

Launches with a strong portfolio that includes bespoke male grooming brand Chaps & Co, vibrant MORE Café, and EIGHTClouds Systems.

Mark Aitchison, Founder and CEO of EIGHTClouds Private Equity

Mark Aitchison is the founder and CEO of EIGHTClouds, a private equity company based in the UAE that focuses on empowering the product, brand, and founder’s story for the consumer market.

Setting Your Company Up for Success in the UAE: The How-To

From being immersed in the needs of the customer base you choose to serve, to studying your competition, here are five essential things to consider before setting up your own business.

Launches to Support Homegrown Ideas and Take Them Across the Globe

EIGHTClouds Private Equity, a homegrown company that focuses on brands within the consumer sector, has launched in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with an aim to support entrepreneurs and take local ideas globally.

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