NewsDecember 1, 2019

Morteza Capital announces first regulated hotel investment fund in the Maldives

Morteza Capital Ltd has announced the launch of its debut hotel investment fund, Maldives Hospitality Income Fund I (MHIF I), the first investment fund of its kind offered in the Maldives.

MHIF I will focus primarily on mezzanine financing opportunities, such as expansion and refurbishment of operating hotels, last-mile financing for hotel developments, and distressed credit opportunities. The fund will provide an unprecedented opportunity for both individual and institutional investors to participate in hotel credit investments, which are considered lower risk than pure equity investments.

Ghaly Murthala, Managing Director of Morteza Capital Ltd, said: “Until now, investors have only had the opportunity to participate in the Maldivian hospitality sector through equity investments, which provide little to no protection against downside risk. We are now inviting investors to participate through credit investments, which offer a higher level of security, with the assurance that their investments will be overseen by an experienced local and international investment team. As a specialized investor, our investments will also benefit from our hospitality expertise, providing a more hands-on management approach to restructuring and enhancing the value of the asset.”

Maldives Hospitality Income Fund I is regulated by the Capital Market Development Authority in the Maldives, and will also be offered in selected overseas jurisdictions.

Investors can register their interest in MHIF 1 through Morteza Capital’s website: www.mortezacapital.com