Shaping a new era of companies with an innovative vision of dedication, hard work and a global reach, Contra has over 50 years of experience in building enterprise and offering successful exit strategies.

HISTORY

Contra Investment is a second generation group of companies incorporated as a family office which has been working from early 1960 in both the Middle East and Europe. The company is well diversified and has interests in Real estate, Real estate development, Financial services, Technology, Security, Energy, Satellite solutions and Food/beverage. In 2006 the company grew as a separate entity from the main family group with a vision to focus on areas in which we have an expert understanding and can further add value. We continue the philosophy of the founding family to develop an ever growing reach and maintain a solidified connection in the Middle East, Europe and the United States of America. Together we have been operating for more than 50 years and have established a highly reputable group of companies with a major role in development opportunities in the Middle East and Worldwide.

HOW WE WORK

WE INVEST

We invest in companies which are already generating money and making profit whilst believing in their future for further expansion. Such investment usually qualifies as a strategic investment, where we will implement our expertise in developing the company in the most cost effective business model. We can also help the company to raise further investment, if we believe they need such for expansion.

WE CO-INVEST

We co-invest with other strategic investors who we believe can add a value to the group, rather than singularly taking a lead on any one deal. Such co-investment means we will co-lead a deal along with another business group or partners who will invest with us in strategic stake in either existing business we run or in future deals we or our co-partner identified.

WE HELP

We help in developing the business model of the company without direct investment but via expanding their customer reach into areas which have previously remained untouched. We can help to leverage services via our existing clients and group of companies, which include more than thirty fully operational groups operating mainly in Middle East and Europe and servicing more than 250 active clients worldwide.
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BUSINESSES

REAL ESTATE


REAL ESTATE

We have a range of properties across the UAE, UK, Egypt and Jordan...

SECURITY & MILITARY


SECURITY & MILITARY

We have a range of companies which focus on providing security solutions...

SATELITE


SATELITE

We have minor investments in satellite solutions...

TECHNOLOGY


TECHNOLOGY

Contra has diversified investments in the technology sector...

FACILITY MANAGEMENT & ASSOCIATES


FACILITY MANAGEMENT & ASSOCIATES

Contra has various stakes in companies which specialize in building maintenance or building services...

SAVING ENERGY

SAVING ENERGY

We have number of companies which invest in energy engnieering...

FINANCIAL SERVICES


FINANCIAL SERVICES

We have main strategic stakes in three companies with headquarters in Europe...

CONSTRUCTION


CONSTRUCTION

We have a number of stakes in companies which operate in the construction field...

EDUCATION


EDUCATION

We have investments in the education sector whereby we offer business advice...

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Yazan Bin Mohammad is Global Chief Executive Officer of Contra Investment Group of Companies and Partners. He is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the business, as well as overseeing its day-to-day operations.

Yazan Founded Contra in 2006 as a second generation family office, taking advantage of his family reputation to further expand the portfolio. Prior to founding Contra, Yazan served in his family office from the age of 17 and helped in co-founding a number of companies with the vision of the family direction. Yazans career began in 2006. Since then, he has been advisor and investor. He has spent over 13 years creating businesses and expanding them worldwide with two successful exits so far globally.

Yazan holds an MBA Graduate School of Finance and a BSc in Business Management and Financial Servicesfrom Westminster University in London.