The Abraaj Group is a global institution investing in select markets across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Turkey.
We currently manage c. US$ 10 billion across targeted private equity strategies. By combining deep local reach, a global platform and underwriting standards, with extensive operating capabilities, we generate industry leading returns and create value in market-leading companies.
Abraaj focuses on global growth markets characterized by consumption-driven economies, pro-business policies, rapid urbanization, favorable demographics, and growing consumer classes. Our target markets are ultimately select cities within our regions, where economic activity, consumption and entrepreneurial talent are concentrated.
The Group has set the standard for private equity investing in growth markets
Abraaj invests in emerging consumers and the fast-growing cities where they live. Our mid-market private equity strategies focus on consumer-facing businesses capitalizing on increasing disposable income, lifestyle changes and supply-demand gaps in cities across our markets. Our sector-themed funds are focused on addressing the needs of growing cities - from all types of real estate and power plants to soft infrastructure like hospitals. While we target markets with compelling fundamental drivers at the macro level, our core view is that strong returns are generated by the ability to find, build/grow, and exit exceptional companies and assets.
The Group has a dedicated team of operating professionals who work hand-in-hand with investment teams to actively drive value creation in partner companies, helping them institutionalize and grow. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are deeply embedded in our investment process and this has proven to be a value driver in our partner companies. Responsible investing that enhances financial returns is at the core of our philosophy – we aim to leave a positive footprint in our markets and are signatories to the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment and the United Nations Global Compact.