Commitment . The Selected Group (“Selected” or the “Group”) consists of private equity and operating companies with worldwide interests. Its direct and indirect investments include energy-related transactions, corporate acquisitions, joint ventures, agency representation, satellite mapping and GIS services, and similar endeavors. The Selected Group’s predecessor entity was established by Rami Ali Al-Naimi and Mr. Gary M. Gray in 1997.
History . Between 1997 and 2007, the Group and its principals effected acquisitions, business organizations and strategic investments in an array of entities in the United States, Canada, Scotland, the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”).
Current Activities . The Selected Group makes direct investments, provides equity and debt financing to third party enterprises, and on occasion initiates project-specific joint ventures. Collectively, the Selected Group’s principals and their affiliated entities hold one hundred percent (100%) ownership in a number of companies in the Middle East region, with a particular focus on oilfield services. One, Summit Technologies Company, Ltd, maintains a long-term services agreement with Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest national oil company, enabling it to provide equipment and services to “Aramco” in connection with Aramco’s exploration, production, and refining activities. The Selected Group provides satellite mapping and GIS services to regional entities including the Saudi Geological Survey (“SGS“) and governmental agencies of the Sultanate of Oman, primarily through Selected Technologies, Ltd. The Selected Group also conducts advisory and agency representation services throughout the Middle East region through Selected Gulf Advisors Ltd.
Expertise and Experience . The Group’s executive team has over 100 years of collective experience in the oilfield service, investments, real estate, banking, and corporate planning sectors. Selected is therefore able to help virtually any small enterprise better plan its future growth and improve its management and financial reporting capabilities.
Investment Acumen . The Group actively seeks, primarily through its US affiliate (Selected Interests, Inc, based in Texas), strategic investments in small growth enterprises requiring additional capital and expertise in order to achieve their full potential. The Group has effected several such investments over the years, and has enabled its partner companies and its own principals to reap significant rewards in several instances through subsequent sales of the companies.
Patience in Partnering . Normally the Group or its designated affiliate is willing to maintain strategic investments for periods of between three (3) and ten (10) years in order to allow the selected entity time to achieve its goals.
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