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

In a Special Feature dialogue with Arabia Monitor, Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, Managing Partner and Global Head of Private Equity at Abraaj, discusses the investment opportunities and challenges of investing in Middle East and North Africa (MENA). He shares his optimism on the state of the private equity industry in MENA and highlights why the region remains a destination for investment, and holds a promising fundraising environment. Healthcare, education and logistics, manufacturing and fast moving consumer goods, in particular, are expected to deliver the strongest yields across MENA, with significant long-term returns on the back of greater private sector penetration and a rising middle class.

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