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Financial Times: The UN has started to talk business

On the back of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor at the Financial Times, explores how business executives are aligning their strategies to the SDGs.

Op-ed by Arif Naqvi in Reuters: Forging Partnerships, Creating Impact – A New Model for Business

For Abraaj, investing for impact is core to the markets in which we operate. In this op-ed, Abraaj Founder and Group Chief Executive Arif Naqvi explains why – and how –  the UN Sustainable Development Goals offer a pragmatic roadmap for effective business investment.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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