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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.

CNBC Africa Interviews Ashish Patel

Abraaj Managing Director Ashish Patel discusses key investment themes in Africa, highlighting a rising middle income population, urbanization and a shift in consumption trends. Taking a long-term view, he shares why the Firm continues to be bullish about the continent.

Wall Street Journal: Abraaj Acquires Kenya-Based Java House Group

The Wall Street Journal reports on Abraaj’s acquisition of Java House Group, and why the transaction represents a landmark deal in the African consumer market. The article highlights Abraaj’s growth plans for the business.

Financial Times: Abraaj Group to Buy African Coffee Chain Java House

Abraaj Managing Director Ashish Patel speaks to the Financial Times on the Group’s agreement to acquire Java House, and interest in the QSR sector. He says, “We have geographical opportunities, we have different themed opportunities.”

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”.

Impact Alpha: Why Long-term Investors Should Target Big Global Challenges

At the Milken Institute 2017 Conference, Abraaj Founder and Group Chief Executive Arif Naqvi shares why long-term value creation requires investors to focus on global challenges. Read here.

Private Equity International names The Abraaj Group “Firm of the Year” in MENA

The Abraaj Group has been named ‘Firm of the Year in MENA’ and runner up for ‘Firm of the Year in Turkey’ by Private Equity International Awards 2016.

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.

CNBC Africa Interviews Sev Vettivetpillai

It’s a buying time, says Abraaj’s Sev Vettivetpillai to CNBC Africa on the investment outlook in Africa as he outlines opportunities, challenges and economic policies.

Enterprise: Insights from Ahmed Badreldin on 2017 Egypt Outlook

From the impact of inflation and interest rate headwinds to outperforming sectors, Abraaj Partner Ahmed Badreldin, shares his views on what to expect in 2017.

Interview with Mustafa Abdel-Wadood: Private Equity in Middle East and North Africa

Abraaj Managing Partner Mustafa Abdel-Wadood shares his optimism on the state of the private equity industry in MENA and highlights why the region remains a destination for investment.

Beyond the Bottom Line: Koba Case Study

Koba, the first chain of retail stores operating under the “hard discount” format in Colombia, was selected as a finalist in EMPEA’s 2016 Sustainability and Operational Excellence Challenge.

Fostering Innovation through Partnership

Abraaj Managing Director Frederic Sicre explores the democratization of access to healthcare through innovation, and explains why human capital and efficient systems play key roles in driving change.

Forbes: How A Startup From The Middle East Is Beating Uber, And Its Lofty Ambition For The Future

This Forbes feature piece highlights the evolution of Careem – an Abraaj Partner Company – and how they are changing the mobility landscape across the Middle East and North Africa.

Partnership Capital Can Solve Global Challenges

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.

Bloomberg: Abraaj Keeps Sights on Emerging Markets, Clear of Big Firms

Abraaj Founder and Group Chief Executive Arif Naqvi speaks to Bloomberg on the growth opportunities and addressing investment risks in growth markets.

Managing Private Equity Currency Risk in Growth Markets

Abraaj Partner Tom Speechley highlights the importance of differentiating currency level risk at the Fund and partner company level. Seasoned investors must have strong systems and processes in place to manage risk, including by structuring a diversified investment portfolio.

Supporting the SDGs: Arif Naqvi signs Businessworthy pledge

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.

The Telegraph: Abbas and Abou-Rahme’s prize-winning poetry

Abraaj Group Art Prize 2016 winners Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme speak on their winning piece Only the Beloved Keeps Our Secrets. “We didn’t make a flashy proposal at all, we just wanted to continue our existing practice,” says Abou-Rahme of the project

Financial Times: Abraaj Prize Winners Who Are Paired in Art and Life

An interview with the Abraaj Group Art Prize 2016 winners Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme on their Palestinian roots and collaborative methods in art and life. “It’s a much-needed boost of material support,” says Abou-Rahme of the prize.

AVCJ: Interview with Khawar Mann on CARE Hospitals

In this interview, Abraaj Managing Director Khawar Mann talks about the Group’s investment in CARE Hospitals and healthcare strategy across Africa and South Asia.

MEED: Interview with Ahmed Badreldin on Lucrative Areas of Focus for PE Investors

Rather than a challenge, The Abraaj Group views population growth across the region as an opportunity for private equity investors. Read this interview with Ahmed Badreldin on the investment outlook in the Middle East.

Institutional Investor: The Case for Minority Private Equity Stakes in Emerging Markets

According to a new paper by Harvard Business School investment banking professor Josh Lerner and researchers Andrew Speen, Chris Allen and Ann Leamon, private equity firms must change how they invest in emerging countries if they want to succeed.

LBO Wire: Exits Via IPO Five Times More Likely in Emerging Markets Than Developed Ones

The study, which analyzed nearly 19,000 global exits by private equity firms between 2005 and 2014, found it was 5 times more likely for a private equity-backed company to exit through IPOs in emerging markets than in developed countries.

LBO Wire: Abraaj Leads $60M Funding Round for Car Service Company Careem

Emerging market investor Abraaj Group has led a $60 million funding round for Careem. Mustafa Abdel-Wadood said that although his firm considers this a growth investment, he admitted the deal “straddled between a late venture investment and an early-stage growth investment.

Forbes: The story behind Abraaj Group’s stunning rise in global private equity

In a conversation with Arif Naqvi, Forbes captures the excitement we feel for growth markets, the transformational impact that strong businesses can make to an economy and society, and the role of private equity as an agent of change.

Financial Times: Africa private equity group raises $1.4bn to invest in continent

The Abraaj Group has amassed the largest pool of private equity capital yet for investments across Africa, having raised $375m for a fund that will focus on North Africa. Financial Times reports.

Responsible Investing in Growth Markets

In growth markets, seeing eye-to-eye on defining “impact” matters a lot less than the simple truth that responsible investing boils down to common sense. Tom Speechley writes in Pensions and Investments.

Daily News Egypt: Interview with Mustafa Abdel-Wadood

The Abraaj Group has been active in the Egyptian market since 2006. In an interview with Daily News Egypt, Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, said a “holistic approach” towards inclusive growth is needed.

CNBC interview with Arif Naqvi on the growth of emerging market cities

Abraaj Founder and Group Chief Executive looks below the top-line trends that spook the public markets and highlights “interesting opportunities” across growth markets.

Arif Naqvi writes in Expansion on Unlocking Mexico’s Potential

Private equity will help foster an entrepreneurial environment across the Pacific Alliance. Abraaj Founder and Group Chief Executive Arif Naqvi writes in Expansion.

Elections in Growth Markets: A Vote for Investor Confidence

There was no shortage of speculation about Turkey’s political course ahead of the country’s first direct presidential election this month. As anticipated, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged victorious – but in the heat of the campaign, another predictable has storyline played out.

Bloomberg: Abraaj Targets Further North Africa Investments Amid Deal Spree

Abraaj Partner Ahmed Badreldin talks to Bloomberg about the North Africa investment climate, and why Abraaj is targeting more acquisitions in North Africa to benefit from rising demand for investments in health care, consumer products and education.

Healthcare Europa: Interview with Ahmed Badreldin, Partner at The Abraaj Group

No other private equity house can match Abraaj’s experience of investing in healthcare services in the developing world. Read this Q&A with Abraaj Partner Ahmed Badreldin.

Business Day: Abraaj overlooks SA’s problems in order to invest by Evan Pickworth

FORBES recently described them as “the biggest private equity company you have never heard of”, but Abraaj Group is making some loud noises about Africa. Abraaj Partner Sev Vettivetpillai shares his views on the investment climate in Africa.

Pension Funds and Private Equity: Unlocking Africa’s potential

Providing a General Partner’s perspective on raising local capital in Africa, Sev Vettivetpillai highlights the significance of African Pension Funds to the private equity industry in the continent.

Financial Times: K-Electric wins FT/IFC Transformational Business award

As development organisations look for ways of doing more with less, the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards suggest one approach – harnessing the power of the private sector to make development dollars go further.

Fortune: The biggest private equity firm you’ve never heard of by Dan Primack

The Abraaj Group has very quietly become a global investment powerhouse. So how does a firm this big fly beneath the radar? Forbes reports.

Financial Times: Africa the big prize for Abraaj private equity group by Tosin Sulaiman

After a deal-making spree in Africa in 2013 that included investments in Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Kenya, private equity group Abraaj is on track for an equally active 2014.

Arif Naqvi writes in Institutional Investor on thinking outside the BRIC

If one word sums up the growing realization that one size does not fit all emerging markets, it’s this: “Crimea.” Abraaj Founder and Group Chief Executive Arif Naqvi shares his perspective on the investment opportunities outside the BRIC.

Arif Naqvi writes in the Financial Times on the growth of cities

Cities, not countries, are the key to tomorrow’s economies. Urbanization is here to stay, and it is a path we have not travelled before, writes Abraaj Founder and Group Chief Executive Arif Naqvi

PE firms swap BRICs for SE Asia, Africa

With Brazil, Russia, India and China slowing, private equity firms are increasingly investing in other less – developed markets – especially Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa—in hopes of better returns.

Huffington Post: Investing in a Reshaping World

World leaders are convening at Davos this year to discuss the forces reshaping the world around us. Whatever else happens, the 21st century will be remembered for the rise of markets across Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Turkey.

Sev Vettivetpillai Writes on Sustainable Capitalism in the International New York Times

Great businesses are responsible by their very nature. Moreover, for them, there is no binary choice between making profits and having a positive impact by serving society. Abraaj’s Sev Vettivetpillai explains.