Capital Guidance is a 50-year old privately-held investment firm concentrating on long-term business investments and active management of its extensive portfolio of financial investments. Capital Guidance and its operating companies employ approximately 2,700 people in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and North America..
Capital Guidance created Guidance Financial Group in 2000 as a wholly-owned subsidiary initially to enter the Islamic Financial Services field. Through Guidance Financial Group, Capital Guidance is realizing an opportunity to provide cutting-edge housing finance solutions in the primary and secondary mortgage sectors and high quality alternative investment products across several asset classes for institutional investors.
Capital Guidance’s strategic investments are made with the intention of creating lasting value through progressive growth over time. Its financial investments include a broadly diversified portfolio of marketable securities and a global portfolio of private equity funds in the United States, Europe and Asia. Capital Guidance has developed extensive skills in research, analysis, manager selection, risk management and investment operations.
Capital Guidance has participated in the U.S. real estate market for more than 35 years, with total transaction values totaling $6 billion in office, residential, land development, mixed use and retail sectors. Its primary vehicle today is Madison Marquette, a retail specialist development and property management firm whose experience includes involvement in 80 retail, residential, and mixed-use projects. Madison currently manages a $450 million investment fund and manages or leases about 50 shopping centers and malls.
Capital Guidance also advises and manages two trading and distribution companies operating in the Middle East and North Africa. The first, formed in 1967, is the largest distributor of high-quality tiles, luxury bathroom suites, plumbing fixtures and tableware in the MENA region, with 560 employees across 35 branches. The second is a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of chemicals and industrial supplies and services. The company employs 1700 professionals—including engineers, scientists and technicians—and operates in 30 countries.