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Sustainable Development Goals And New Market Opportunities

Sustainable Development Goals and New Market Opportunities

At the IFC-EMPEA Global Private Equity Conference, Abraaj Managing Partner Sev Vettivetpillai explores the SDGs market opportunity for private capital and noted that private sector partnerships, with government and society, represent a meaningful pathway to progress.
WEF MENA 2017: Embracing Disruption

WEF MENA 2017: Embracing Disruption

Disruption and innovation are working together to make cities more effective. At the World Economic Forum Middle East and North Africa 2017, Arif Naqvi, Founder and Group Chief Executive at The Abraaj Group, speaks on embracing disruption and enabling a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem to drive growth in the region.
WEF MENA 2017: New Models Of Investment For Countries In Transition

WEF MENA 2017: New Models of Investment for Countries in Transition

Risk is a concept in need of innovation, says Abraaj Founder and Group Chief Executive Arif Naqvi. At the World Economic Forum Middle East and North Africa 2017, he discusses new investment models in growth markets and why a change in risk mindset can enhance economic and social change.

Blog Posts

Prevention Strategies Are Vital To Universal Healthcare Coverage Success

Prevention Strategies are Vital to Universal Healthcare Coverage Success

How do we provide affordable, equitable access to quality healthcare for all people? In this op-ed, Abraaj Director Stuart Bennett explains the role of the private sector in not only "putting money in the pot, but also on reducing the size of the pot required to treat patients".
The New Champions: How Local Players Are Dominating Growth Markets

The New Champions: How Local Players Are Dominating Growth Markets

Buy Local, Be Local: Abraaj Managing Director Niels Bormans highlights why smart, local companies who have their pulse on market and demographic trends - and can respond with speed and agility to changing lifestyle preferences - are growing faster than multinationals.
Musings From Washington: A New Compact For Progress

Musings from Washington: A New Compact for Progress

Having recently attended the IMF/ World Bank Spring meetings, Abraaj Managing Director Frederic Sicre reflects on the private sector's role in harnessing innovation for more effective financing mechanisms, healthcare delivery and clean energy.
Latin America: The Forces At Work For Long-term Growth

Latin America: The forces at work for long-term growth

Latin America represents a compelling investment opportunity, buoyed by regional integration, a rising consumer class, and a continued focus on trade and industrialization. Abraaj Managing Director Alfredo Capote shares three key takeaways from WEF Latin America.

Videos

Sustainable Development Goals And New Market Opportunities

Sustainable Development Goals and New Market Opportunities

At the IFC-EMPEA Global Private Equity Conference, Abraaj Managing Partner Sev Vettivetpillai explores the SDGs market opportunity for private capital and noted that private sector partnerships, with government and society, represent a meaningful pathway to progress.
WEF MENA 2017: Embracing Disruption

WEF MENA 2017: Embracing Disruption

Disruption and innovation are working together to make cities more effective. At the World Economic Forum Middle East and North Africa 2017, Arif Naqvi, Founder and Group Chief Executive at The Abraaj Group, speaks on embracing disruption and enabling a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem to drive growth in the region.
WEF MENA 2017: New Models Of Investment For Countries In Transition

WEF MENA 2017: New Models of Investment for Countries in Transition

Risk is a concept in need of innovation, says Abraaj Founder and Group Chief Executive Arif Naqvi. At the World Economic Forum Middle East and North Africa 2017, he discusses new investment models in growth markets and why a change in risk mindset can enhance economic and social change.
WEF MENA 2017: Press Conference With Co-Chairs – The Business Perspective

WEF MENA 2017: Press Conference with Co-Chairs – The Business Perspective

Abraaj Founder and Group Chief Executive Arif Naqvi, alongside fellow co-chairs of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, shares his views on the opportunities and challenges the region presents.

White Papers

Private Equity In Global Growth Markets: A New Perspective

Private Equity in Global Growth Markets: A New Perspective

In a presentation and Q&A session held in New York, Josh Lerner shares key findings and insights on global growth markets (GGMs).
Global Growth Markets Private Equity Series 5/5

Global Growth Markets Private Equity Series 5/5

This white paper discusses three important investing choices to consider - deal stage, deal manager, and company size – and practical strategies for private equity investment success in GGMs.
Global Growth Markets Private Equity Series 4/5

Global Growth Markets Private Equity Series 4/5

This white paper undertakes a detailed evaluation of global private equity exits in order to identify and discern the impact on investors of any differences between developed markets and GGMs.
Global Growth Markets Private Equity Series 3/5

Global Growth Markets Private Equity Series 3/5

This white paper reviews the investment performance of minority and majority investments in global growth markets (GGMs).

Reports

Better Business, Better World: A Call To Action

Better Business, Better World: A Call to Action

The ‘Better Business, Better World’ report by BSDC, where Abraaj Group Chief Executive Arif Naqvi is a Founding Commissioner, shows how pursuing the Global Goals could create massive new market opportunities, in ways that extend prosperity to all.
The Abraaj Group Sustainability Report 2015-16

The Abraaj Group Sustainability Report 2015-16

From oncology and diagnostic services in Morocco to integrated door-to-door logistics operator in Thailand, we grow businesses beyond commercial successes to become sustainability leaders. Read the Abraaj Sustainability Report 2015/16 here.
EMPEA Special Report On Private Equity In Mexico

EMPEA Special Report on Private Equity in Mexico

This report provides an in depth review of developments in Mexico’s private equity eco-system, and features insights from Abraaj and a spotlight case study on Liquid Capital, a partner company of the Group.
EMPEA Report On Currency Risk Management

EMPEA Report on Currency Risk Management

EMPEA’s Currency Risk Management Survey is the first pan-emerging markets exploration of the impact of currency volatility on the private equity industry.