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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.
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.
Abraaj has received the highest accolade under the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment’s (PRI) Reporting and Assessment Framework.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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