Mellat Holding Company is a respected regional institution that operates to the highest standards with invest strategically that focus on achieving a sustainable risk-adjusted returns.


Mellat Group is owned by Mellat Holding Company, and is the leading group in the Iraqi market in various verticals. Mr. Idris Surchi and Mr. Luqman Surchi owners of Mellat Holding have been investing in the Iraqi market through the Holding itself for over 15 years in different industries. Mellat Holding owns and manage ten companies located in Iraq, London, turkey and Dubai.


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Investment strategy


Our teams originate deals from multiple sources, through strategic partnerships as well as a network of business connection.

Within this phase we analyze the deal for whether it worth processing forward with detailed study of not, based on main three factors:

  • Fits our strategic objective from industry and region
  • Risk Level
  • Investment size


Assessment is at the core of our investment business; it includes full financial, technical and legal due diligence evaluation of any project that passes the sourcing phase.

Assessment phase focus on three main areas:

  • Deep analysis of the investment proposal
  • Financial and legal due diligence
  • Detailed risk assessment


Once approved, investments are executed through one of our group subsidiary companies or by direct active supervision by our group team alongside with our project partners.

Active Management

By actively managing our projects, we are creating value. Project management includes, we frequently assess the performance of our projects against the initial investment thesis.

We practice our shareholder rights and participate in meeting at companies where we have stake.

Third-party investment funds also go through the same process with the exception of the active management measure, where we help in selecting external managers using a thorough process, and request management and financial reports on a regular basis.

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Mr. Idris and Mr. Luqman Surchi are the co-founders of Mellat Holding, and serving as the Chairman and CEO respectively. With more than 20 years of business experience they have built a steady and sustainable business model in a challenging environment with many variables effecting business and social growth. The professional reputation build by Mr. Idris and Mr. Luqman in the local and regional markets were the key factor for excelling in various investments throughout the previous years. Mellat Holding is now one of the most reputable holding groups in Iraq due to the unmatched efforts exerted by the co-founders and the team they built to help achieving the goal of the Holding.

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