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Deal View With Ashish Patel: Java House Group

Deal View with Ashish Patel: Java House Group

Ashish Patel, Managing Director at The Abraaj Group, shares his perspectives on Abraaj’s latest investment in East Africa – the 100% buyout of Java House Group - and highlights compelling opportunities in the casual dining sector in East Africa.
The Abraaj Group Awarded A+ Rating For Third Consecutive Year In PRI Assessment

The Abraaj Group Awarded A+ Rating for Third Consecutive Year in PRI Assessment

Abraaj has received the highest accolade under the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment’s (PRI) Reporting and Assessment Framework.
Abraaj To Acquire East Africa’s Leading Coffee Chain Java House

Abraaj to acquire East Africa’s Leading Coffee Chain Java House

Java House is the largest casual dining / food services chain in East Africa with 60 outlets, serving over 320,000 guest checks per month and employs 2000 people. Abraaj to expand Java House into new markets and through acquisitions.
Bridging The Gap: Credit Solutions In Growth Markets

Bridging the Gap: Credit Solutions in Growth Markets

"We see a large dislocation in the funding gap, particularly in the mid-cap growth space for companies in our markets." Abraaj Managing Director Christopher Wilder talks about the credit opportunity in growth markets, and the Group's strategy to bridging the funding gap.

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The Abraaj Group Invests In Casaideas

The Abraaj Group invests in Casaideas

The Abraaj Group announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Casaideas, a leading home design and home decorations business with growing market presence in Chile, Peru and Bolivia.
Partnering For Growth: Capa De Ozono

Partnering for Growth: Capa de Ozono

Stefan Hromatka, CFO and Deputy CEO at Capa de Ozono, talks to Abraaj about the consumer opportunity in Mexico and the power of partnership.
The Fight For The Final Mile: Growth Market Perspectives

The Fight For The Final Mile: Growth Market Perspectives

The name suggests something small and easy to achieve: the final mile. Of course, in reality, it is anything but small, and certainly not easy. As e-commerce continues its exponential growth, the final mile is at the center of a highly competitive business revolution.
Building An ESG Champion In Colombia

Building an ESG Champion in Colombia

From generating over 5,400 direct jobs and reducing carbon footprint through a comprehensive waste management system, to creating better value and quality staple products through the hard discount model, this is the story of Koba.

Nairobi

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Abraaj To Acquire East Africa’s Leading Coffee Chain Java House

Abraaj to acquire East Africa’s Leading Coffee Chain Java House

Java House is the largest casual dining / food services chain in East Africa with 60 outlets, serving over 320,000 guest checks per month and employs 2000 people. Abraaj to expand Java House into new markets and through acquisitions.
Insuring The Emerging Middle Class

Insuring the Emerging Middle Class

Abraaj Managing Director Ashish Patel shares his perspective on the growth drivers for insurance among the middle class and the investment opportunity this presents. He says, "Insurance is probably the first defense mechanism as wealth grows."
Mapping The Unbanked: A Pan Regional Market

Mapping The Unbanked: A Pan Regional Market

Around the world, there are 2 billion ‘unbanked’ people: adults without an account with a financial institution or mobile money provider. Abraaj Managing Director Zahi El Khatib deconstructs the data to understand the investment opportunity.
The Abraaj Group Acquires A Stake In Indorama Fertilizers

The Abraaj Group acquires a stake in Indorama Fertilizers

Indorama Fertilizers operates a world-class, 1.4 million metric tonnes per annum facility based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and is the largest urea fertilizer manufacturer in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Dubai

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The Abraaj Group Divests Its Stake In Careem To Kingdom Holding Company

The Abraaj Group Divests its Stake in Careem to Kingdom Holding Company

The Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in growth markets, today announced that it successfully divested its shareholding in Careem, one of the region’s leading transportation businesses, to Kingdom Holding Company.
Meet Myriam Ben Salah, Curator Of The 10th Edition Of The Abraaj Group Art Prize

Meet Myriam Ben Salah, Curator of the 10th Edition of the Abraaj Group Art Prize

Curator and writer Myriam Ben Salah speaks about her background, relationship with artists and curatorial practice, and offers a glimpse on what we can expect for the upcoming edition of the Prize and exhibition.
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.
Growth Opportunity And Outlook In Egypt

Growth Opportunity and Outlook in Egypt

“Being local is very important.” Ahmed Badreldin, Partner at The Abraaj Group, discusses our approach to investing, the growth opportunities in Egypt, and why the outlook is optimistic.

Istanbul

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Phones And Fashion: Online Shopping In Growth Markets

Phones and Fashion: Online Shopping in Growth Markets

The e-commerce story in our markets is only just beginning. Abraaj Managing Director Omar Syed shares his perspective on how companies can navigate rapidly evolving trends and stay ahead in this competitive sector.
Bloomberg Interviews Selcuk Yorgancioglu

Bloomberg Interviews Selcuk Yorgancioglu

In an interview on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe", Abraaj Partner Selcuk Yorgancioglu weighs in on the long term outlook for the Turkish economy, investment trends and what this means for investors moving forward.
Meet Ermina Takenova, Kazakhstan Animator And Abraaj RCA Scholar

Meet Ermina Takenova, Kazakhstan animator and Abraaj RCA scholar

Since 2014, Abraaj has supported talented young innovators in growth markets. This is animator Ermina Takenova’s story, Abraaj RCA Scholar 2014 –2016, our first scholar from Kazakhstan.
The Abraaj Group Raises US$ 526 Million For Investment In Turkey

The Abraaj Group Raises US$ 526 million for Investment in Turkey

The Abraaj Group announced the final close of its first dedicated Turkey Fund at US$ 486 million with a further US$ 40 million raised for co-investment.

Singapore

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Reimagining Retail In India

Reimagining Retail in India

At Abraaj Week 2017, BigBasket CEO Hari Menon shares his perspective on the opportunity that e-grocery retailing presents in India and describes the company's inclusive business model, in partnership with Indian farmers.
How To Build An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

How to Build an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

"If you want to build a sustainable business, making a difference in communities and fostering inclusive growth are critical components." Vineet Rai, Founder of Aavishkaar Intellecap Group, shares his perspective on building entrepreneurial ecosystems in India.
Changing The Way We Eat: The Rise Of ‘Clean Food’

Changing the Way We Eat: The Rise of ‘Clean Food’

In growth economies, 'clean eating' is acquiring increasing relevance as cities and markets evolve. Srisant Chitvaranund, Abraaj Managing Director, writes on the investment opportunity this creates for the food value chain.
Bloomberg Quint Interviews Mustafa Abdel-Wadood

Bloomberg Quint Interviews Mustafa Abdel-Wadood

In an interview with Bloomberg Quint's Managing Editor Menaka Doshi, Abraaj Managing Partner Mustafa Abdel-Wadood shares his insights on the investment climate for 2017 and the growth outlook for India.