14th Floor, South Tower,
Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Shirish Saraf
Founder & Vice Chairman – Samena Capital

Samena Limestone Holdings

Samena Limestone Holdings, a subsidiary of Samena Capital, together with a consortium of investors, acquired 30.6% of Ras Al Khaimah Ceramics Company (RAK Ceramics), a US$1bn global corporation which is the world’s largest ceramics manufacturer, supplying products to over 160 countries. The Ras Al Khaimah-based, Abu Dhabi stock exchange-listed company was established in 1991 by H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE’s Supreme Council Member and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saud Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah and the Chairman of RAK Ceramics.

Samena Capital is a principal investment group with investments across multiple asset classes in the Subcontinent, Asia, Middle East and North Africa. The group currently manages total capital commitments in excess of US$745mn across two primary investment strategies.

As a shareholder of Samena Limestone Holdings, Crescent Enterprises actively monitors the performance of the underlying investment in RAK Ceramics. Crescent Enterprises also provides strategic guidance by means of representation on the Investor Advisory Committee of Samena Limestone Holdings.