About White City Ventures
White City Ventures was formed in 2006 to use the extensive experience of its principal in structuring funds for fund managers, investment banks, institutions, as well as for corporations. Since its inception White City Ventures has advised on project finance deals raising over €5bn since 2006 acting for the promoters.
White City Ventures has also acted for sponsor/managers on over 20 private equity fund raisings in the venture arena including: seed, early stage , mid-stage development, expansion capital, buy-outs as well as within the Mergers & Acquisitions sector.
White City Ventures also invests directly through its own principal trust and Family Office (Burkhan World) as an active investor in its portfolio companies.
Using its network base of its principal, White City Ventures is constantly innovating its investment strategy and acts as a private senior advisor for its portfolio companies, family trusts, boards and CEO’s of corporations where it is an advisor.
We are global deal makers with a successful track record of creating leading companies from the ground up. We are committed to using our significant contact base and capability to support our own investments, our clients and all our relationships within the various industry sectors we have targeted.
White City Ventures is a private trust headed by Shahal Khan. Shahal’s extensive international network and access to proprietary deal flow have helped WCV develop and invest in a deal and asset base that is unavailable in the general market.
Shahal Khan | Founder
Shahal`s career as an investor, entrepreneur spans over 30 years. His investments encompass Telecoms, Energy, Mining, Natural Resources and various Industrial sectors. He has been directly responsible for syndication of over $5b USD in equity for projects as a principal through his family trust White City Ventures where he is Chairman. Shahal is a partner of GlobalTurk Capital, a merchant bank based in Istanbul and focused on the Turkish Market.
Shahal was founder of a tier one bank in Bahrain, Fortune Investment House, that had a paid up capital of one billion USD and was focused on real estate investments in Bahrain and Northern Cyprus. He was also founder of Global Voice Telecom, one of the first companies to receive a license for voice over the internet in 1997, this company was subsequently merged into a Nasdaq company. Shahal was CEO of Centile, a software company located in the South of France, which was sold to the European Development Bank in 2008.
Shahal was born in New York, educated at American University and Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC. His family background can be traced back to the Mogul nobility in the South Asian region and to several of the old prominent Nawab families. Shahal has used this familial history to endeavor to maintain links in the region and also to create sustainable investment opportunities which will allow economic development and cooperation to develop and strengthen.
Relationships/Associations across Europe, the United States, the Middle East and South Asia
Core Practice Areas:
- Direct Investment
- Asset management
- Private Equity
- Mining and Minerals
- Real estate