About Us

The Abraaj Group is a leading investor in growth markets. We manage US$ 7.5 billion in assets, operating through over 25 offices in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

For the first time in modern history, growth economies, including Asia (without Japan), Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the former USSR, now contribute more to global GDP than developed markets. There will be over 1 billion additional middle class consumers in global growth markets by 2020, and 19 of the 30 largest economies are expected to be from today's "emerging" world by 2050.

Founded in 2002, The Abraaj Group is a leading investor operating in the growth markets of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

Employing over 300 people including more than 160 investment and operating professionals, the Group has over 25 offices spread across six regional hubs in Dubai, Istanbul, Mexico City, Mumbai, Nairobi and Singapore. Local presence across these markets provides the Group with unmatched expertise, know-how, proprietary transactional access and the ability to grow partner businesses across borders. 

The Group has set the standard for private equity investing in growth markets

The Abraaj Group currently manages US$ 7.5 billion across 20 sector and country-specific funds, encompassing private equity (majority and significant minority investments with ticket sizes of between US$ 10 million to US$ 100 million invested across a global mandate) and real estate (primarily yield-generating) investments.

The Group has set the standard for private equity investing in growth markets, having returned c. US$ 4 billion to investors from over 70 full and partial exits. We have provided industry-leading returns across a range of companies that have emerged as today’s regional champions and tomorrow’s global challengers. 

Sustainable impact

The Abraaj Group is committed to the highest environmental, stakeholder engagement and corporate governance standards. The Group is a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment and the United Nations Global Compact. In addition, the Group’s founder, Arif Naqvi, was appointed to the Global Compact Board by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012.

Through its social investing program, The Abraaj Group has supported best-in-class organizations focused on entrepreneurship and job creation, healthcare, education and community engagement. This support has enabled a deep-rooted, sustainable impact on the economic landscape of the markets in which the Group operates.