From mega trends to deep dives, our experts share their insights on the trends that are shaping our markets, industries, sectors and businesses.
Abraaj has further strengthened its partnership with India’s leading e-grocer Big Basket through its participation in the follow-on fundraising round. In this blog, Managing Director Rishi Maheshwari discusses the shift from offline to online retail and the growth opportunity this presents.
Art Dubai spoke to Neil Beloufa, a shortlisted winner for the 2018 edition of the prize, about his work, his thoughts on winning the prize, and what he’s most looking forward to this year.
How will private capital solve some of the world’s most critical challenges? An Abraaj delegation, led by Founder and Group Chief Executive Arif Naqvi will discuss at Davos 2018.
Biletall marks Abraaj’s third investment made from the Anatolia Growth Capital Fund. In this Deal View, we speak to Abraaj Director Levent Yesildag about the transaction and what a thriving online travel market means for investors.
In this Deal View, we speak to Abraaj Managing Director Eduardo Cortina on why he is optimistic about the energy sector in Mexico and the key ingredients to a successful power plant development.
From Colombia to the Philippines, we are pleased to welcome the Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholars for 2017 – 2019. This is the largest international scholarship programme in the postgraduate creative sector.
Abraaj Partner Hector Martinez shares consumer retail trends in the Pacific Alliance and gives an inside look into what makes QBCo, a leading Colombian food manufacturer, a compelling investment.
Omar Lodhi, Partner, joins us in an interview to discuss the investment in Cinepax, growth plans and why Pakistan continues to be a market we have immense confidence in.
The Abraaj Group Art Prize will celebrate its 10th anniversary at Art Dubai 2018. Dana Farouki, Chair of the Prize, shares behind-the-scenes workings of the Abraaj Group Art Prize and how she sees the future of the Prize progressing.
Dining out is far from just a functional experience, it’s also a richly stimulating aspect of one’s social life. Ovais Naqvi, Managing Director of Abraaj gives insight on how to be a success in the food and beverage sector.
In this B Team leader profile series, the B Team interviews Arif Naqvi on what inspires him most as a leader and the challenges, motivations and lessons learned on his journey – ” hard work, humility and no complacency”.
Matthew McGuire, Managing Director at Abraaj shares his views on how the United Nations-SDGs serve as a guidebook for quality investments while addressing the world’s most pressing problems.
For every 10,000 people in the world, there’s an average of 15 doctors. In Ethiopia, the figure is 0.2. Frederic Sicre, Managing Director at Abraaj, shares how – and why – we aim to impact 10 million lives through our healthcare fund.
Ovais Naqvi, Managing Director of The Abraaj Group, details 5 key factors to evaluate when investing in technology-led businesses and how a disciplined private equity approach can result in greater rewards.
The 2018 edition of the Abraaj Group Art Prize will mark its 10th anniversary. View a selection of pictorial highlights throughout the years.
Omar Syed, Partner, speaks to Deal View on Abraaj’s recent investment in Netlog, Turkey’s largest logistics platform. He shares his outlook on the growth of the logistics sector, the value creation initiatives planned for the company, and why consumer facing industries are a driver of economic growth in the country.
On the back of Abraaj’s recent investment in Java House Group, East Africa’s leading casual dining chain, Jad Abbas, Director, shares his perspectives on the investment potential of the East African Community nations and the role of private equity in building regional champions.
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.
Five dynamic bodies of work are on display in the Royal College of Art Show 2017 from the second cohort of graduating Abraaj Scholars: Rhine Bernardino, Pratik Ghosh, Sarsenbek Hazken, Santiago Reyes Villaveces and Andres Souto Villaros. Read more.
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.
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.
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.
The London Stock Exchange launched its inaugural ‘Companies to Inspire Africa’ report showcasing 343 of the most dynamic private high growth companies across the continent. The report features three Abraaj partner companies: Fan Milk, Mouka and Libstar.
Shifting demographics, millennial power, and the rise of renewables – a broad range of powerful themes emerged from a week of discussion, debate and analysis at Abraaj Week 2017.
In order for partnership capital to take root, a broad based and inclusive approach is imperative for its success. Abraaj Board Member Wendy Luhabe shares her perspective.
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.
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.
We see a demand for ‘formal’ dining shoot up in growth markets. Abraaj Managing Director Hector Martinez explains how ‘the way the world eats is changing’and what this means for businesses.
In the healthcare sector, there are both new challenges and new opportunities. Khawar Mann, Managing Director at Abraaj, shares his perspectives on how a focus on innovation can greatly impact healthcare outcomes 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.
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.
Women who have entered the global workforce over the past decades have had a profound effect on the economy, the family, and society. In addition to increased global GDP, there has been a less well documented effect: the impact on our eating habits.
Public health and development may find an unexpected ally in the financial sector. Co-authored by Abraaj Healthcare Impact Committee member Derek Yach, this op-ed explains why ESG investing is “inevitable and just good business.”
Our world today is fragile rather than resilient and inequalities are growing. Abraaj Managing Director Frederic Sicre explains the mindset shift needed for private capital to create long-term sustainable returns.
Art Dubai spoke to Omar Berrada, curator of the 2017 Abraaj Group Art Prize, who shared his thoughts on the value of the Prize, the importance of touring art, and the the process of selecting a winning proposal.
Artist Rana Begum gives an overview of her artistic practice, and reveals her personal aspirations for the Abraaj Group Art Prize 2017. Begum’s ambitious new commission will be unveiled to the public at Art Dubai on 15 March 2017.
In this op-ed, Abraaj Group Chief Executive Arif Naqvi writes that commitment to ‘Rising Asia’ requires us to focus on the fundamentals and invest patient capital that will be critical to the continued prosperity of the region.
Abraaj Board Member John Chipman writes in Harvard Business Review on the need for a corporate foreign policy. In an environment where geopolitics is seen as the number one threat, businesses need to understand and invest in this new reality.
Abraaj’s Managing Director Khawar Mann writes on ‘A Changing Healthcare Paradigm’ for Global Entrepreneurship Summit, highlighting the healthcare opportunity in growth markets and the private sector’s role in building sustainable health systems.
After winning the Abraaj Group Art Prize in 2011, Nadia Kaabi-Linke has gone on to have solo shows globally. In an interview with Art Dubai, Kaabi-Linke spoke about the exhibition, and what the last five years have been like for her since winning the Prize in 2011.
Abraaj CEO Arif Naqvi argues that in order to solve development challenges, an approach that is solely focused on the reliance of foreign aid cannot be the solution: rather, a partnership approach that is driven by the private sector will be a far more compelling answer.
At the 2016 Business for Peace Summit,2013 Oslo Business for Peace Honouree Arif Naqvi, and 2015 Oslo Business for Peace Honouree Paul Polman, along with other business leaders signed a businessworthy pledge to commit towards accelerating the Global Goals.
Nadia Kaabi-Linke’s ‘Flying Carpets’ installation, commissioned for 2011 Abraaj Group Art Prize, is to become part of the Guggenheim New York permanent collection. Other featured AGAP winners include Kader Attia, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Iman Issa and Abbas Akhavan.
The Asian digital revolution has begun in earnest. It is transforming markets and profoundly altering the rules of the game for many industries. What implications will this have for growth market investors?
Smart investment hinges on highly local knowledge and access. Abraaj Managing Director Ovais Naqvi illustrates the importance of local presence and extensive on-the-ground capabilities.
In this panel discussion at Abraaj Week, leading analysts and economists discussed the outlook for fossil fuels and renewables.
A challenging global economy was the picture that emerged from a lively discussion on the state of the consumer sector in growth markets.
Health systems in growth markets are presented with an array of health problems usually associated with the western world. Abraaj’s Khawar Mann writes.
As Asia goes online it is changing the face of commerce in the region. Abraaj’s Alvin Hew highlights what savvy investors should be considering.
Growth markets are a source of prosperity, innovation and change – but many of these rapidly developing economies are still vulnerable to aggressive public health threats.
The demand for healthcare in growth markets is soaring and it will take a revolution in the way it is delivered. Abraaj Managing Director Khawar Mann explores.
The digital economy is growing at an unprecedented rate. Abraaj Managing Director Ovais Naqvi shares his perspectives on this new revolution.
Today, we are witnessing a fundamental transformation in global growth markets, created by profound demographic and urbanization trends. Abraaj Managing Director Khawar Mann reflects on the unique healthcare opportunity in growth markets.
Abraaj’s approach to inclusivity and sustainability has always been governed by a simple principle: the integration of ESG considerations into our investment management process. Here’s why.
There is often a temptation to oversimplify when it comes to consumer outlook. Sarah Boumphrey, Euromonitor, disaggregates the data.
What do growth economies need to build and implement sustainable clean energy networks? Abraaj Managing Director Murtaza Hussain shares his perspectives.
Antonia Carver, Former Director of Art Dubai, looks back on 10 exciting years for the Fair and reflects on the impact it has made on the region’s thriving art scene.
While regional and country level indicators provide an important framework for analyzing investment opportunities in growth markets, we believe that cities represent the most relevant geographic unit of analysis. Abraaj Partner Tom Speechley explains.
With over half of the world’s population now living in urban areas, many cities are growing at a faster rate than ever before. We track the biggest cities by 2025.