We invest in emerging consumers and the fast-growing cities where they live. We target a diverse group of consumer-facing businesses in high growth sectors across our markets. Learn more about the stand out companies with whom we partner.

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Casaideas

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  • Region: Latin America
  • Sector: Consumer Goods and Services
  • Investment Date: January 2017
Casaideas is a leading Latin American specialized retailer in the home design and decoration category targeting middle class consumers by offering creative, proprietary designs at affordable prices. The Company has operations in Chile (33 stores), Peru (16 stores) and Bolivia (7 stores) with a total retail space of c. 35,000 square meters. Founded in Chile in 1993 by Mauricio Russo and Claudia Venegas, the brand has become an iconic player in the home decoration space in the markets it operates in; given its accessibility and uniqueness, triggered by its local design team of 25+ people.

Islamabad Diagnostics Centre

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Investment Date: January 2017

Founded in 2003, Islamabad Diagnostics Centre (IDC) is an affordable diagnostics business operating in 20 centres across Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Wah Cantonment and Hasanabdal. IDC has built a successful track record and is known for its latest imaging technologies, broad range of laboratory tests and quick turn-around times, with over 350 staff members and one of Pakistan’s largest pool of qualified radiologists on its team. It is also the only diagnostic center in the capital that provides lab and imaging services on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year.

Laureate Education

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  • Region: Latin America
  • Sector: Healthcare and Education
  • Investment Date: December 2016

Laureate Education Inc. is the largest global higher education provider with 1MN students, of which c.800,000 are in Latin America, with a particular focus in Mexico, Peru, Chile and Brazil. The company owns and operates 80+ institutions with 200+ campuses – of which 30 institutions with 60+ campuses are in Latin America. This includes leading universities such as Universidad del Valle de Mexico, which is ranked 4th among all Mexican universities. The Company was founded in 1989 by current Chairman and CEO Doug Becker, who leads a strong management team with 250+ years of global experience in the education sector.

Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited (IEFCL)

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  • Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: October 2016

Indorama Fertilizers is the leading urea fertilizer manufacturer in Sub-Saharan Africa, operating a 1.4 million metric tonnes per annum urea production facility based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The company plays a key role in supporting the agricultural sector in Nigeria and West Africa by providing a reliable supply of high quality fertilizers for local farmers. IEFCL is advantageously located to export urea to West and Southern African countries and key Western hemisphere markets, including North America, South America and Europe.

Capa de Ozono

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  • Region: Latin America
  • Sector: Consumer Goods and Services
  • Investment Date: September 2016

Capa de Ozono was established in 1992 in the state of Guanajuato, the capital of the footwear industry in Mexico. Capa de Ozono is the third largest fashion footwear company in Mexico and caters to teenagers and young adults. As of 2016, the company has 235 stores in more than 50 cities, including the six largest, as well as more than 300 wholesale clients and a thriving online retail presence.

Vietnam-USA Society English International (VUS)

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Healthcare and Education
  • Investment Date: September 2016

Vietnam-USA Society English International (VUS), founded in 1997, has grown to become one of the leaders in the English Language Training market in Vietnam and a dominant player in the mid-market segment. VUS offers quality English training programs tailored to each category of students from juniors, teens to adults in modern facilities at accessible price points.

AZIZA Commerce de Détail

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Consumer Goods and Services
  • Investment Date: September 2016

AZIZA is the leading soft discount/ convenience store chain in Tunisia with an extensive footprint in densely populated neighborhoods. It was launched by one of the leading agribusinesses groups in Tunisia, the Slama Group, that also produces and markets oil, butter, baking mixes and ingredients, ice cream, among other consumer products. The company started operations in 2014 and today has 64 stores spread across five regions in Tunisia.

Jhimpir Power

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Clean Energy
  • Investment Date: August 2016

Abraaj has acquired a majority stake in Jhimpir Power Limited (JPL) Holdings Pte. Ltd. Jhimpir Power is constructing a 50 MW wind project in the Jhimpir wind corridor in Southeast Pakistan. The project reached financial close in August 2016 and is expected to commence operations in February 2018. This marks Abraaj’s entry into Pakistan’s established wind power sector.

Fibabanka

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  • Region: Turkey and Central Asia
  • Sector: Financial Services
  • Investment Date: June 2016

Fibabanka is a medium sized commercial bank in Turkey with a nationwide distribution network of 70 branches in 18 cities. Fibabanka has a strong focus on commercial, corporate and SME customer segments which has contributed to its solid growth and high profitability in the last few years. Fibabanka was acquired by Fiba Holding in December 2010 and under Fiba Holding ownership, the Bank quadrupled its branch network and grew its assets and loans by 10x in four years. Fiba is the holding company of Turkish businessman Husnu Ozyegin, one of the most prominent bankers in Turkey and the founder of Finansbank.

Ninja Van

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: April 2016

Ninja Van is a leading technology-enabled, e-commerce focused last mile logistics provider in Southeast Asia with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. The company serves an e-commerce market which has experienced, and is expected to continue, its explosive growth. Established in 2014, the company has expanded to become one of the go-to logistics providers for top e-commerce companies in the region. Ninja Van takes an innovative approach to last-mile logistics, using sophisticated algorithms to solve complex logistics issues and optimize delivery routes.

Big Basket

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Consumer Goods and Services
  • Investment Date: March 2016

Big Basket, founded in 2011, pioneered grocery e-tailing in India, offering fruits, vegetables, staples, meat, & personal care products. It is backed by a highly experienced team of five co-founders who have been working together since 1997, and have significant expertise in the online and offline grocery retailing business.  Big Basket has inventory management capabilities which enables it to offer the largest online assortment with over 19,000+ products, and 1,000+ brands across fruits, vegetables, staples, meat, beverages & personal care categories to its customers.

Société d’Articles Hygiéniques (SAH)

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Consumer Goods and Services
  • Investment Date: January 2016

Société d’Articles Hygiéniques commonly referred to by its brand name Lilas, is a leading Tunisian producer of disposable, paper-based personal care products for babies, women and adults. The company sells its products under a single brand: Lilas. Founded in 1994 by Jalila Mezni and Mounir El Jaiez, Lilas started its operations with the production of sanitary protection. In 2012, Lilas moved into the production of cellulose wadding (its main raw material) in order to secure availability and reliability while increasing margins at the same time.

CARE Hospitals

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Investment Date: January 2016

CARE is a multispecialty healthcare service provider, operating 16 hospitals in 9 cities across 7 states in India. CARE was founded in 1997 by Dr. B. Soma Raju and Dr. N. Krishna Reddy along with a team of India’s leading cardiologists. Headquartered in Hyderabad, CARE is a leading healthcare player reputed for its comprehensive patient-centric approach, with a focus on middle to low income patients. The company has a well-established presence in tier-II cities with respected programs in high-end tertiary care and quaternary care including transplantation, cardiac care and neurosciences.

CEPRO

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Consumer Goods and Services
  • Investment Date: January 2016

CEPRO is a leading FMCG company engaged in manufacturing, sales and distribution of baby diapers and sanitary pads in Algeria. Founded in 2003 by the Mehri Group, CEPRO has grown to become one of the leading players in the Hygienic Products segment in Algeria. The company’s range of products include the full spectrum of products for baby diapers through its brands BBCool Premium, BBCool and Poupoune, as well as feminine sanitary pads through Finesse. CEPRO employs over 300 people and operates nationally through a strong network.

Aditya Birla Group Partnership

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Clean Energy
  • Investment Date: December 2015

Abraaj has committed to invest in a platform of over 500 MW of solar projects in India with the Aditya Birla Group (ABG), a top five family conglomerate in India, and help facilitate the penetration of solar energy in the country. Abraaj and ABG will be investing through Aditya Birla Renewables Limited (ABReL) and Aditya Birla Solar Limited (ABSL), entities which have been formed for the purpose of the transaction.  ABReL has and will be selectively bidding for projects tendered at the national and state auctions with the intent to develop and operate utility-scale solar power plants. The platform has won 60 MW in the auctions in the state of Karnataka, which is currently under construction.

Careem

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: November 2015

Careem is an app-based ride-hailing service which makes ordering chauffeur-driven cars reliable, safe, convenient, and affordable. Customers can easily book a car within minutes via the Careem app on their phones, and pay by cash or credit card. Careem is a pioneering company in the region’s nascent ‘sharing economy’ – its mission is to make people’s lives simpler by revolutionizing the transportation and logistics industry in the region. Careem operates in over 25 cities in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, including Dubai, Riyadh, Cairo, Doha and Karachi and is fast expanding to new markets.

Nahda University (Tiba Group)

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Healthcare and Education
  • Investment Date: September 2015

Nahda University (NUB) was established in 2007 to offer premium education services in Upper Egypt. NUB is the first private university in Upper Egypt, and offers affordable undergraduate programs in the fields of Pharmacy, Dentistry, Engineering, Media, Computer Science, and Marketing. NUB is located in Beni Suef governorate, south of Cairo, and caters to students from all over Egypt. It has 5 admission offices in addition to the main campus in 5 different governorates including Cairo. As of 2016,  NUB currently has c. 5,000 students enrolled.

Urbano

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  • Region: Latin America
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: August 2015

Urbano is a leading courier and light logistics solutions company in Latin America with operations in Peru, Ecuador and El Salvador. Urbano is the market leader for document delivery services in the three countries where it operates, with a unique last-mile distribution network that reaches approximately 85% of the population.

Mouka Limited

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  • Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sector: Consumer Goods and Services
  • Investment Date: July 2015

Established in 1959, Mouka is a leading manufacturer and supplier of mattresses and bedding products in Nigeria, benefiting from a strong household brand name that is synonomous with quality. The company operates three manufacturing facilities in the South West, East and North of Nigeria. Mouka has an extensive national distribution network across the country, partnering with over 500 distributors who operate through more than 1,000 retail outlets.

Kudu

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Consumer Goods and Services
  • Investment Date: April 2015

Kudu is one of Saudi Arabia’s leading domestic Quick Service Restaurant (“QSR”) chains. Established in 1988 in Riyadh, Kudu has evolved into a consumer food service company with a presence in the QSR, fast casual and casual dining sectors across Saudi Arabia. The company’s flagship brand, Kudu, is the largest QSR network in Saudi Arabia by store numbers and is well-known for its variety of offerings which ensure consistently high standards of quality, reliability and efficiency. The company’s other primary operating division, Al Khafeef, is a fast casual brand serving traditional fare.

Hepsiburada

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  • Region: Turkey and Central Asia
  • Sector: Consumer Goods and Services
  • Investment Date: February 2015

Hepsiburada is the largest e-commerce player in Turkey. Established in 1998 as an online retailer focused on IT hardware, Hepsiburada has since diversified its assortment and currently offers more than 2 million unique products across more than 30 product categories. Hepsiburada receives more than 40 million visits and 600,000 orders per month. Hepsiburada was founded by the Dogan Group, a leading business conglomerate in Turkey.

Oncologie & Diagnostic Du Maroc (ODM)

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Healthcare and Education
  • Investment Date: December 2014

Oncologie & Diagnostic Du Maroc (ODM) was formed in 2014 as a Moroccan healthcare platform offering oncology and diagnostics services. ODM is the first and largest private healthcare platform in Morocco, with operations in Casablanca and Marrakech. ODM offers cancer treatments including radiotherapy, chemotherapy, brachytherapy,  Hematology, Bone marrow transplant and a number of related oncology services. ODM’s state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging platform is fully operational and includes MRIs, CT scanners, Ultrasounds, Xrays, Mammography equipment, Pet scanners, Nuclear medicine as well as Bone densitometry.

Libstar

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  • Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sector: Consumer Goods and Services
  • Investment Date: October 2014

Libstar Holdings is one of the largest unlisted food and personal care manufacturers in South Africa, employing about 6,700 people and operating under three verticals including private label, own brands and contract manufacturing. Libstar has annualized revenues in excess of ZAR 7 billion and the Group consists of 28 business units. Libstar manufactures a broad range of quality private label and own-branded products for the rapidly growing South African food, fast-casual dining, household and personal care markets.

CIRA

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Healthcare and Education
  • Investment Date: September 2014

CIRA is the largest K-12 education group in Egypt, with 24 (majority owned) schools operating under the “Futures” brand. The schools offer national and international curricula at mid-market pricing, as well as British, American, French and German education tracks in select schools. CIRA currently serves c. 20,000 schools. With the support of Abraaj’s investment, CIRA expanded into the higher education segment – having launched Badr University in Cairo (“BUC”), located East of Cairo and commenced its operations in September 2014. BUC currently offers 8 disciplines and has approximately 3,500 students enrolled.

L’Accumulateur Tunisien ASSAD

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: August 2014

L’Accumulateur Tunisien ASSAD is the national leader in Tunisia and an important regional player in the manufacturing, distribution, and recycling of starter lead-acid batteries. ASSAD is regarded by consumer, distributors and industry peers as a technologically advanced company with reliable products and state of the art manufacturing practices. ASSAD also pioneered lead recycling in North Africa with the first fully automated recycling plant in North Africa. The company operates a state of the art facility in the industrial area of Bouargoub. It is located on a 40 000 m² freehold land with a total built up area of 14 000 m² and an annual production capacity of 1.3 million batteries.

Cleopatra Hospital Group

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Healthcare and Education
  • Investment Date: July 2014

North Africa Hospital Holdings Group (NAHHG) was formed in 2014 as a hospital owner/operator to develop and improve hospital healthcare services in North Africa, and to address the undersupply of hospital beds in the region. As of December 2015, NAHHG in Egypt was restructured as “Cleopatra Hospital Group” with four hospital assets in Egypt – Cleopatra Hospital, Cairo Medical Center, Nile Badrawi Hospital, and Al Shorouk Hospital – with a total bed capacity of 624 beds. The combined platform is the largest hospital group in Egypt serving over 500,000 patients annually.

Groupe Taoufik (NAHHG Tunisia)

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Healthcare and Education
  • Investment Date: June 2014

Polyclinique Taoufik was the first acquisition of NAHHG in Tunisia that was completed in 2014. With more than 160 beds, Taoufik is one of the leading private hospitals in Tunisia by brand, revenue and capacity. It offers a variety of specialties including general surgery, heart surgery, cardiology and obstetrics. Established in 1998, Tunis-based La Soukra is the first private medical center in North Africa specializing in neurological and orthopedic surgeries.  It began operations in March 2003 and has three separate units: the Operating unit, the Rehabilitation clinic and the Medical Imaging and Radiology unit.

KPN Academy

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Healthcare and Education
  • Investment Date: May 2014

KPN Academy, established in 2000, has evolved from a music education provider into a multi-educational group focused primarily on servicing the K-12 segment, with a small business targeting the adult learning segment.  KPN Music is the largest provider of music education across Thailand. KPN Tutoring, through the KPN Smart brand, is one of the five leading multi subject tutoring schools in Thailand targeting the attractive after school tutoring market. KPN Tutoring provides proprietary Thai customized content delivered in traditional instructor / classroom settings as well as video-based online learning programs.

Kool Food

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Consumer Goods and Services
  • Investment Date: April 2014

Kool Food is a leading compound chocolate confectionary manufacturer in Morocco. The company was founded in July 2010 with production starting in December of the same year. Kool Food is now one of the few chocolate-based product manufacturers targeting the mass consumption market with affordable products. The company currently offers several categories of chocolate products, available in the local market but also exported regionally (Algeria, Yemen). Flexibility in the production units allows the company to produce alternative products (such as powder drinks and snacks) during the low season.

La Fleche Bleue Algerienne

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: April 2014

Founded in 2004, La Fleche Bleue Algerienne is a leading 3PL services provider in Algeria. Headquartered in Skikda, the company provides ground transportation services through a number of nation-wide physical terminal hubs for a wide variety of sectors, and warehouse management services, including warehousing rentals and warehousing operations management. It is the largest company offering diversified logistics services in Algeria and operates through long-term contracts with global clients across several verticals such as beverage, agribusiness and FMCG.

Wine Connection Group

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Consumer Goods and Services
  • Investment Date: April 2014

Wine Connection, founded in 1998, is the largest chain of retail wine shops and wine-themed restaurants in Southeast Asia with operations in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. Wine Connection targets the region’s emerging middle class by offering affordable, good quality and exclusive wine labels for both off (retail shops) and on trade (restaurants) consumption. This offering is complemented by concept restaurants with high quality and authentic European food served at competitive mid-market prices.

Yorsan

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  • Region: Turkey and Central Asia
  • Sector: Consumer Goods and Services
  • Investment Date: January 2014

Yörsan has been manufacturing branded dairy products in Turkey for over 50 years, during which time it has built high brand recognition and has a market leading position in the higher value dairy segments. Yörsan has a strong portfolio of products covering all the main dairy categories of yoghurt, cheese, milk and the traditional Turkish drink – ayran. Yörsan’s dedication to high quality products, its modern production facility in Susurluk and its pan-national distribution network makes it one of the best positioned dairy manufacturers in the fast growing Turkish dairy industry.

Fan Milk International

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  • Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sector: Consumer Goods and Services
  • Investment Date: November 2013

Established in 1960, Fan Milk International is West Africa’s leading manufacturer and distributor of frozen dairy and non-dairy products. Fan Milk is an iconic regional consumer brand with a powerful 50+ year heritage. With a presence in six West African countries, the company complements a unique outdoor on-the-go vending business model with organized indoor retail sales. The company employs approximately 1,620 people, with more than 20,000 agents and vendors in its distribution network.The Abraaj Group invested in Fan Milk, through its Funds, alongside Danone in November 2013, to capitalize on growth opportunities in the local West African dairy and juice markets.

African Industrial Services

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  • Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: September 2013

African Industrial Services is an engineering services and component manufacturing and distribution company that provides end-to-end engineering solutions for West Africa’s largest industrial firms. Founded in 2001, AIS is headquartered in Cote d’Ivoire with operations across eight countries in West Africa including Benin, Togo, Guinea, Senegal, Burkina Faso and recently launched branches in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Republika

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  • Region: Turkey and Central Asia
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Investment Date: July 2013

Republika is Turkey’s leading private premium student accommodation owner and operator. The portfolio currently consists of three freehold assets geographically diversified across Istanbul benefiting from strong university catchment areas. The properties are designed, built and operated to the highest standards and provide amenities and services, which combine to create a unique lifestyle and educational experience for young people, domestic and international students.

Ghana Home Loans

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  • Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sector: Financial Services
  • Investment Date: December 2016

Licensed in June 2006, Ghana Home Loans (“GHL”) is the only independent mortgage finance institution in Ghana.  Its singular focus on residential home finance enables the company to offer its clients competitive pricing, innovative products, good professional advice, and first class customer service. The five main products offered by the GHL are “First Time Buyers”, “Buy to Let”, “Equity Release”, “Refinance, and “Home Completion”.

Dashen Breweries

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  • Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sector: Consumer Goods and Services
  • Investment Date: July 2012

Dashen Breweries is one of Ethiopia’s largest and most modern breweries by capacity and market share. The brewer was established in 1996 and produces two well-known brands, Dashen and Royal. The Abraaj Group invested alongside a consortium to significantly increase capacity and take advantage of one of the fastest-growing beer markets in Africa.

Plastic Electromechanic Company

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: June 2012

PEC was founded in 2004 by Imed Charfeddine, a former executive at General Electric in Paris. PEC defines itself as an industrial group that provides state of the art manufacturing processes and inexpensive labour to industrial clients. The value proposition of PEC is near shore manufacturing (short transportation time to Europe and the US compared with Asia), with a cost advantage compared with Europe due to lower labour costs. PEC holds the highest quality standards required by leading companies such as PSA Peugeot and Schneider.

Acurio Restaurantes

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  • Region: Latin America
  • Sector: Consumer Goods and Services
  • Investment Date: June 2012

Acurio Restaurantes is a leading Peruvian restaurant operator within the gastronomy sector. Since its establishment in 1994 by eponymous founder Gaston Acurio, the company has successfully launched casual and fine-casual restaurant concepts to serve specific market niches. It is the only Peruvian restaurant operator serving national cuisine with an organization capable of operating internationally through multi-brand concepts. The company operates 32 restaurants around the world, either directly or indirectly, in Europe, Latin America and North America.

I Can Read

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Healthcare and Education
  • Investment Date: June 2012

Orca Global is a leading English Language Training education service provider headquartered in Singapore. Founded in 2002, the company’s branded centers “I Can Read” offer a full range of English literacy courses based on its unique and effective delivery methodology and curriculum for students aged 2.5 – 12 years old. The “I Can Read” system was developed by two education psychologists based on 15 years of researching how children learn to read and overcome reading difficulties.

Kuwait Energy

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Energy and Infrastructure
  • Investment Date: May 2012

Kuwait Energy is a fast growing independent oil and gas exploration and production company engaged in the exploration, appraisal, development and production of hydrocarbons. Its high-quality, diversified asset portfolio is located primarily within the MENA region. Kuwait Energy has produced assets across Iraq, Egypt, Yemen and Oman. The company portfolio consists of 10 exploration, development and production assets, of which 7 are operated by the company. Its participation interest in each asset ranges from 15% to 100% providing a balance of risk diversification with significant upside potential.

Crossland Logistics

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: April 2012

Crossland is a leading cross-border trucking operator in Thailand. The company provides integrated door-to-door logistics solutions from Singapore and Malaysia to Laos, Vietnam and up to Southern China. Crossland operates more than 70 trucks with a customer base including leading multinational companies such as Seagate, Hitachi, Colgate and CP Meiji.

Sai Security Printers

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: January 2012

Sai Security Printers is a multi-product packaging company that manufactures labels and mono-cartons. It focuses on the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and fast-moving consumer goods sectors. Sai Securities enjoys preferred vendor status with customers such as UB Group, United Spirits, Wrigleys, Himalaya Healthcare, HUL, Tata Global, Reckitt Beckinser, Perfetti, etc.

OMS

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Professional and Business Services
  • Investment Date: May 2011

OMS is a regional IT Enterprise Solutions company, providing consulting, implementation, integration and support services for large enterprises and organisations. Since its establishment in 2001, the company has grown to be a recognised enterprise solutions company, with references in 25 countries served by over 150 employees from the company’s Cairo and Dubai offices. The company has implemented flagship solutions across the region, with a particular emphasis on e-government and financial services verticals.

Bio-Plastics

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  • Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: January 2011

Bio-Plastics, founded in 2009, is a Ghanaian manufacturer of extruded plastics and other plastic products for both local and export markets. Bio-Plastics was established with the vision of becoming the leading producer of degradable, flexible plastic packaging. The company supplies a range of plastic products to the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), pharmaceutical and heavy industrial sectors.

The 47th

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Investment Date: December 2010

The 47th is a grade “A” office and retail property of New Cairo, Egypt, which was built in 2009. The Abraaj Group purchased the property in 2010 as part of its strategy to take advantage of growth opportunities emerging across North Africa following regional political changes. The building in the upcoming 5th district has attracted a number of leading multinationals as tenants, including SAP, Fujitsu and GlaxoSmithKline.

 

BSR Super Speciality Hospitals

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Healthcare and Education
  • Investment Date: November 2010

BSR Super Specialty Hospitals Ltd is an integrated healthcare services player operating a tertiary care hospital, a secondary care hospital, a cancer super-specialty hospital and a network of diagnostics centers providing both imaging and laboratory diagnostics services across the underserved central Indian region.

Athi River Mining

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  • Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: May 2010

ARM Cement Ltd (“ARM”) is a publicly held company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. It is an integrated cement company with a capacity to produce 1.5mn tonnes of cement per annum, operating from Kenya and Tanzania. ARM is also a leading manufacturer of sodium silicate, lime, industrial minerals, formulated fertilizers and special building products in East and Southern Africa.

Computer Warehouse Group

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  • Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sector: Professional and Business Services
  • Investment Date: August 2009

Computer Warehouse Group Ltd (CWG) was incorporated in 1992 as a support company in the information and communication technologies industry. The company is engaged in the supply, installation, integration, maintenance and support of computer equipment, e-payment hardware and ancillary equipment.

Continental Warehousing Corporation

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: July 2009

Continental Warehousing Corporation commenced operations in 2006 with Container Freight Station (“CFS”) services in JNPT, Mumbai. It is an infrastructure led integrated logistics company providing container storage, handling and transportation services through CFS at ports; warehouse management, general sales agency for airliners, surface parcel delivery, and contract logistics etc. services; and private rail freight terminus and Inland Container Depot services across multiple locations in India.

PetroTiger

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  • Region: Latin America
  • Sector: Energy and Infrastructure
  • Investment Date: July 2009

Petrotiger is a preferred provider of testing, logging, wire line, perforation, stimulation and production facility services to independent and government oil companies operating in Colombia and neighboring countries. Inelectra is one of the leading engineering (professional services) and EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) firms for the energy and petroleum sectors in the region. Gomez Cajiao is a civil engineering services firm with more than 30 years of experience in the energy, petroleum and transportation sectors, mainly in Colombia. These three companies form part of the Tiger group of businesses.

K-Electric

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Energy and Infrastructure
  • Investment Date: May 2009

K-Electric, incorporated in 1913, is the only remaining vertically integrated power utility in Pakistan with exclusive franchising rights to serve Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, and its surrounding areas. It has a self-generation capacity of 2,300 MW and 2.5 million customers, and is listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange.

Brookside Dairy

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  • Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sector: Consumer Goods and Services
  • Investment Date: February 2009

Brookside Dairy, established in 1993, is the largest milk processing company in East Africa, controlling about 45% of the market, having expanded both organically and via acquisitions. Currently the company has processing plants in both Kenya and Uganda. Products include fresh and powdered milk, yoghurt and butter with distribution in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

ECI Engineering and Construction Company Limited

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Investment Date: December 2008

ECI is a mid-sized infrastructure-construction and development company with a focus on civil and electrical projects across roads, rail, power and telecom. ECI’s approach and methodology towards construction management and its systems & processes have helped the company to deliver projects on time and within budget, while adhering to strict quality control and safety measures. The company has over 1200 employees.

Ramky Infrastructure

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Investment Date: December 2008

Ramky Infrastructure, based in Hyderabad, is a key player in the Indian infrastructure construction and development industry.  Ramky’s developer segment focuses on four major sectors, which include industrial parks, roads, integrated townships, and transport terminals. Additionally, the company offers consultancy services in the areas of infrastructure development, waste management, environment, and property development. Ramky’s clientele includes a diverse cross section of public and private sector participants.

Rentandes Panama

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  • Region: Latin America
  • Sector: Financial Services
  • Investment Date: November 2008

Rentandes specializes in long-term rental of transportation, construction equipment and machinery in Colombia, but with extra value-added services. It works exclusively with well-represented brands and provides functions that go beyond traditional leasing, such as maintenance, satellite monitoring, back-up capacity, insurance, and other facilities that are appreciated by customers and enhance operating margins.

Seven Seas Technologies

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  • Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sector: Telecoms, Media & Technology
  • Investment Date: October 2008

Seven Seas Technologies (SST) is an IT solutions provider with operations in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. SST’s offerings have evolved from network equipment sales and installation to more complex service provisions such as consulting, systems integration and training. The company’s strategy to develop its product range and focus on key growth sectors has enabled it to further establish itself as a leading player in the market.

Custodian & Allied Insurance Plc

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  • Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sector: Financial Services
  • Investment Date: August 2008

Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc is one of Nigeria’s leading insurers. Established in 1991, the company began commercial operations in 1995. Custodian provides financial services including general insurance, life insurance, pension administration and properties and investments.

Leasing Group

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  • Region: Turkey and Central Asia
  • Sector: Financial Services
  • Investment Date: August 2008

Leasing Group started operations in 2005 in Kazakhstan. Its primary business is financial leasing with a focus on small and mid-sized companies. The group hires out construction and mining equipment, transportation vehicles and various manufacturing equipment.

Regimanuel Gray

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  • Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Investment Date: June 2008

Regimanuel Gray Limited (“RGL”) is a leading gated community home builder in Ghana.  It has grown to become the leading real estate developer in Ghana both in volume and value terms and has acquired expertise in turnkey project site development including road works, drainage, water and electrical distribution networks.

Byco

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Energy and Infrastructure
  • Investment Date: February 2008

Byco is an integrated oil company with businesses in oil refining, petroleum marketing and petroleum logistics. It has two crude refining facilities  with a capacity of 35,000 and 115,000 barrels per day respectively.  It set up the first floating port and the country’s third liquid port, allowing Byco to import directly from crude oil sea vessels. In addition, it has a growing number of branded retail petrol stations.

Tadawi

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Pharmaceutical Retail
  • Investment Date: January 2008

Established in 2005 after a merger between a retail pharmacy operator and a pharmaceutical wholesale operation, Saudi Tadawi Healthcare Company is a closed joint stock company that operates the third largest retail pharmacy chain in Saudi Arabia with 320 pharmacies and a workforce of over 1,200 employees. Tadawi has a dual-model operation where it operates its own network of pharmacies and manages pharmacies in polyclinics and hospitals for other licensed owners as well.

ART Marine

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Luxury Goods
  • Investment Date: January 2008

ART MARINE is the Middle East’s largest and most recognized  Leisure Yachting Enterprise with on the ground operations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar. ART MARINE is the exclusive importer and distributor of the world’s finest leisure yachting brands. ART MARINE provides its clients with world-class products, state-of-the-art facilities and personalized services through its five divisions: Yacht Sales, Yacht Service, Marina Management, Yacht Valet and Marine Products.

Docuformas

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  • Region: Latin America
  • Sector: Financial Services
  • Investment Date: January 2008

Docuformas has developed partnerships with well-known brands such as Xerox and Hewlett-Packard to sell and lease their products as well as to provide maintenance and supplies. The company offers a full outsourcing solution and provides a cost-per-page basis that helps track expenses more accurately; it also gives customers the option to pay in cash or installments. Since investment, the company has expanded in areas such as medical and professional equipment supply.

Air Arabia

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: December 2007

Launched in October 2003, Air Arabia was the first and is the largest low cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa. The company started operating with a fleet of two aircraft flying to five destinations. It has since grown to 44 Airbus A320s serving over 101 destinations in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Europe, from five hubs. It has won recognition for its achievements with various prestigious industry awards. The company went public in 2007.

Orascom Construction Industries

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: December 2007

Established in the 1950s, Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) is a leading Egyptian engineering, procurement and construction contractor. It is also a leading incubator and execution vehicle for industrial and infrastructure investments in the region.

Compagnie Sahelienne D’industries (Matforce)

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  • Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: September 2007

Matforce (the trading name of Compagnie Sahelienne D’industries) was incorporated as a limited liability company by Unilever Senegal in 1971. The former Managing Director and Chairman then bought the company from Unilever in 1989. Matforce has more than 30 years of experience in representation and dealerships of major brands in automobile, water and energy equipment, and offers after-sales services for these activities. Matforce is also involved in industrial power generation activities, providing power solutions to refineries, mining operations and telecom companies in Senegal and the sub-region.

STS Holdings Ltd

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Healthcare and Education
  • Investment Date: September 2007

STS Holdings owns Apollo Hospital Dhaka (“AHD”) which started operations in 2005. AHD is the first private international level tertiary medical facility in Bangladesh with a capacity of 450 beds. It is the only hospital in Bangladesh with a JCI (Joint Commission Accreditation) Gold Seal Approval.

Mannan Shahid Forgings

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: June 2007

Mannan Shahid Forgings is the premier manufacturer of forged and machined components in Pakistan. The company produces carbon and alloy steel components for the automotive industry and exports roughly half its production to Europe and the US.

Stanford Marine Group

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Energy and Infrastructure
  • Investment Date: May 2007

Stanford Marine Group is a regional marine business serving the oil and gas industry, headquartered in Dubai, UAE. The Group comprises two main divisions: Stanford Marine, one of the leading regional marine-hire players which owns and operates a diverse fleet of over 40 Offshore Supply Vessels, operating across the GCC, South-East Asia, and Africa. Grandweld is the Group’s fully integrated shipbuilding and ship-repair unit specializing in the construction of steel and aluminum vessels that serve worldwide offshore, ports and security operations.

Real People

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  • Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sector: Financial Services
  • Investment Date: October 2006

Real People Investment Holdings was established in 2001 with the aim of creating the operational capability of collecting on partial and non-performing consumer finance portfolios. Real People has grown to become a specialist, non-banking provider of credit and ancillary assurance products and debt management solutions in South Africa and East Africa, providing affordable credit solutions to clients with low to moderate household earnings who would traditionally not qualify for credit from the banking institutions. The Company’s strategy is focused on two core business units; Responsible Finance and Debt Management Solutions.

Hind High Vacuum Company

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  • Region: Asia
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: Ovtober 2006

Hind High Vacuum is a turnkey provider of vacuum systems, vacuum pumps, and thin film coating products. It specializes in solutions based on high vacuum technologies and caters to a wide range of sectors including aeronautics, space, automotive and solar industries.

Athi Steel

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  • Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sector: Industrials, Materials and Logistics
  • Investment Date: September 2006

Athi Steel is a producer of a range of hot rolled steel products, including building steel, structural steel, fasteners (bolts and nuts), spring steel and flats. The company uses scrap steel to manufacture its products.

C&I Leasing Plc

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  • Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sector: Financial Services
  • Investment Date: July 2006

C&I Leasing Plc (C&I) was established in December 1990 to provide operating and finance leases to corporate and individual customers. C&I has since diversified its operations to provide services including  fleet management, personnel outsourcing and marine services. In 1998, C&I became the first and only leasing company to list on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

Spinneys

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  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Sector: Consumer Goods and Services
  • Investment Date: April 2004

The Spinneys brand dates back to 1924, when it was established in Egypt to market food and consumer products across the Middle East through distribution agreements with leading fast-moving consumer goods brands. It later developed into a premium supermarket retailer. The company has outlets in Egypt, Lebanon and Qatar. It also operates in the UAE and Oman under a franchise agreement. In addition, Spinneys operates its new discount stores under the concept “Happy” in the Lebanese market.