Knightsbridge Partners

Est. 2003










The House

Knightsbridge Partners is a merchant bank, modeled on the merchant banks of the late 19th century-like Rothschild, Morgan & Co. and Brown Brothers Harriman, firms that were not only considered traders and financiers but entrepreneurs with core values and total commitment to clients that rarely exist today.

At Knightsbridge, we are strong believers in the value of partnership and we structured ourselves around that single idea.

Whether managing investments for our private clients or advising institutional investors, our long-term view on doing business is a distinguishing and a crucial part of our success.

Knightsbridge is characterized by the team-based approach with strong global partners coupled with the know-how of an investment bank and our emphasis on the highest ethical standards.

Our competitive advantage rests in the combination of extensive investment experience, access to unique investment opportunities and our vast network of powerful relations throughout Latin America, the Middle East, North America and Europe.


Investment expertise across private markets

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Daniel Melhem


Daniel Melhem is Founder & Managing Partner at Knightsbridge Partners. Knightsbridge is an Investment Management firm with offices in London. Mr. Melhem has a long track record in the financial and real estate industries. In 2019, our Founder, Daniel Melhem established The Corniche House, an entity with the objective to challenge the status quo and help transformed the key Gulf States: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar into a powerful global manufacturing and technological HUBs.

Mr. Melhem begun his career at Lehman Brothers in 1997 as a Financial Analyst in New York, moving to Private Client Services as Vice President where he soon became one of the most successful financial advisors at Lehman Brothers. In 2000, he joined Morgan Stanley and was responsible for South America.

He holds a BS in Economics and International Business from Babson College, and earned the faculty's Economic Achievement Award. In 2018 he founded the Argentine Investment Council, Consejo Argentino de Inversión, a non-profit organization dedicated to foster economic development and promote foreign investment in Argentina.

Mr. Melhem has been featured in several magazines and newspaper as an expert on the Argentine economy and the Middle East, including: La Nación, Clarin, Infobae, El Mercurio, The Economist, the Financial Times, Gulf News, among other publications, and has participated as a speaker at several conferences around the world.

We serve as superior stewards to our clients, we provide independent, discreet and innovative financial solutions.

Daniel Melhem

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Agustin Kluz

Managing Director, Real Estate

As a Finance and Investments professional, Mr. Kluz brings a wealth of expertise to Knightsbridge Partners. Specializing in valuation, strategic negotiation, and financial analysis.

His role at Knightsbridge extends to providing Finance, Strategy & Implementation leadership covering all Real Estate sectors: Residential, Commercial, Retail, and Logistics. Mr. Kluz specializes in Mixed-Use Strategies as a Value Driver, offering product design advisory, project valuation, and expertise in Real Estate Management and Development. Additionally, he serves as a non-Executive Board Member at Quality Invest, an 8000 unit brownfield residential development project in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

With a proven track record, Mr. Kluz has successfully managed the opportunity pipeline screening, underwriting, due diligence, acquisition, and financing of transactions exceeding USD 500M in equity across several international markets. His strategic approach delivered attractive risk-adjusted returns on select markets on solid capital structures. Mr. Kluz holds a degree in Architecture from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) and an MBA from Universidad de San Andrés. Mr. Kluz also serves as a lecturer at Universidad de San Andrés on Real Estate and Entrepreneurship.

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Waleed Arab

Managing Partner, Saudi Arabia

Mr. Arab started his career at Citibank | SAMBA Bank where he worked as a Corporate banker between 1994-2000, moving on to the Private Wealth Management division, advising HNW individuals in Saudi Arabia. In 2000 he joined Unilever as Brand Manager for the MENA region. As part of his growth and experience, he then joined Philip Morris International in Lausanne, Switzerland 2005-2007, and managed the company's Easter European markets.

In 2007 he became Managing Director of Pepsico International until 2011. That year, he moved to the UAE and became a Director for Quilvest Group, where he represented the interests of the Bemberg family, an international financial group based in Paris with over $20 billion in asset under management.

In 2012 he founded Karma, a firm that primarily provides corporate services (MISA, Government Relations) to foreign companies and executives in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Mr. Arab also controls a logistics company in Saudi Arabia, which provides last-mile deliveries to customers such as Amazon, Aramex, among other companies. He is a stakeholder in a Holding Company that provides advise in the Defense sector to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Waleed Arab holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from Boston University.

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