ODAS plays matchmaker on SFMC deal
Negotiations into the Franco-Saudi Arabian SFMC arms deal are in full swing and ODAS is going all out to close the deal, despite Saudi internal battles. [...]
Nexter is a French defence company that used to be a part of GIAT Industries. It produces Leclerc tanks for the French Army. The company merged with KMW in 2015, becoming KNDS, Krauss-Maffeir and Nexter Defense Systems.
Brothers Mansour and Salah Fustok, are Lebanese Sunnis who have been established in the Gulf for more than 40 years. A third brother, Mahmoud, died in a road accident in 2006 but the two remaining brothers remain the gatekeepers that foreign companies need if they want access to the entourage of the king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. They owe their close relationship to him to [...]
Omar Zeidan is one of the best-connected among the established agents of French industry in the Arab world. He is still very active in 2013, steering through projects in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and partnering investments of the Al-Assad clan in Syria. At the same time, he is trying to establish himself in Libya and is continuing to advance his own investment projects in Africa generally. After hav [...]