The Abraaj Group is a leading investor in growth markets. We currently manage c. US$ 9 billion in assets, operating through over 20 offices in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Turkey.
Founded in 2002, The Abraaj Group is a leading investor operating in the growth markets of Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Turkey. Employing over 300 people including more than 170 investment and operating professionals, the Group has over 20 offices spread across five regional hubs in Dubai, Istanbul, Mexico City, 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.
We currently manage c. US$ 9 billion across regional, sector and country- specific Funds. The Group has set the standard for private equity investing in growth markets, having realized c. US$ 5.4 billion from over 70 full and partial exits, and provided industry leading returns across companies that have emerged as today’s regional champions and tomorrow’s global challengers.
Funds managed by the Group have made over 140 investments across 10 sectors including consumer, energy, financials, healthcare and utilities.
The Group has set the standard for private equity investing in growth markets
The Abraaj Group is committed to the highest environmental, stakeholder engagement and corporate governance standards and are a signatory to the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment and the United Nations Global Compact. Through Abraaj's social investing program, we support organizations focused on art and innovation, entrepreneurship, and the next generation, aiming to have a deep-rooted and sustainable impact on our economic landscape.
Abraaj’s Founder and CEO, Arif Naqvi, was invited to join the Board of the United Nations Global Compact by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in 2012 and to the Interpol Foundation Board in 2014. In 2013, he was awarded the Oslo Business for Peace Award, one of the highest forms of recognition given to global business leaders for fostering peace and stability.