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Meet Shezad Dawood, Winner Of The 2011 Abraaj Group Art Prize

Meet Shezad Dawood, winner of the 2011 Abraaj Group Art Prize

Multi-media artist and Abraaj Group Art Prize 2011 winner Shezad Dawood works across film, painting and sculpture, and his practice often involves collaboration with different groups and individuals. Here he speaks about his latest work, a ten-part film cycle Leviathan.
Deal View With Ashish Patel: Java House Group

Deal View with Ashish Patel: Java House Group

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.
Abraaj Scholars Create Art And Design With Real World Impact

Abraaj Scholars Create Art and Design With Real World Impact

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.

Blog Posts

Deal View With Ashish Patel: Java House Group

Deal View with Ashish Patel: Java House Group

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.
Abraaj Scholars Create Art And Design With Real World Impact

Abraaj Scholars Create Art and Design With Real World Impact

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.
Meet Myriam Ben Salah, Curator Of The 10th Edition Of The Abraaj Group Art Prize

Meet Myriam Ben Salah, Curator of the 10th Edition of the Abraaj Group Art Prize

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.
Prevention Strategies Are Vital To Universal Healthcare Coverage Success

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".

Videos

Meet Shezad Dawood, Winner Of The 2011 Abraaj Group Art Prize

Meet Shezad Dawood, winner of the 2011 Abraaj Group Art Prize

Multi-media artist and Abraaj Group Art Prize 2011 winner Shezad Dawood works across film, painting and sculpture, and his practice often involves collaboration with different groups and individuals. Here he speaks about his latest work, a ten-part film cycle Leviathan.
CNBC Africa Interviews Ashish Patel

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.
Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholarship: An Interview With Santiago Reyes Villaveces

Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholarship: An Interview with Santiago Reyes Villaveces

Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholar Santiago Reyes Villaveces explains the influence of cities in his work and explores the relationship between sculpture, culture and the alternative economy.
Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholarship: An Interview With Andrés Souto Vilaros

Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholarship: An Interview with Andrés Souto Vilaros

"Architecture has the potential to bring people together. I want to find a design that calls to everyone in the same way." Andres Souto Vilaros, an Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholar, talks about his inspiration and approach to architecture.

White Papers

Private Equity In Global Growth Markets: A New Perspective

Private Equity in Global Growth Markets: A New Perspective

In a presentation and Q&A session held in New York, Josh Lerner shares key findings and insights on global growth markets (GGMs).
Global Growth Markets Private Equity Series 5/5

Global Growth Markets Private Equity Series 5/5

This white paper discusses three important investing choices to consider - deal stage, deal manager, and company size – and practical strategies for private equity investment success in GGMs.
Global Growth Markets Private Equity Series 4/5

Global Growth Markets Private Equity Series 4/5

This white paper undertakes a detailed evaluation of global private equity exits in order to identify and discern the impact on investors of any differences between developed markets and GGMs.
Global Growth Markets Private Equity Series 3/5

Global Growth Markets Private Equity Series 3/5

This white paper reviews the investment performance of minority and majority investments in global growth markets (GGMs).

Reports

Better Business, Better World: A Call To Action

Better Business, Better World: A Call to Action

The ‘Better Business, Better World’ report by BSDC, where Abraaj Group Chief Executive Arif Naqvi is a Founding Commissioner, shows how pursuing the Global Goals could create massive new market opportunities, in ways that extend prosperity to all.
The Abraaj Group Sustainability Report 2015-16

The Abraaj Group Sustainability Report 2015-16

From oncology and diagnostic services in Morocco to integrated door-to-door logistics operator in Thailand, we grow businesses beyond commercial successes to become sustainability leaders. Read the Abraaj Sustainability Report 2015/16 here.
EMPEA Special Report On Private Equity In Mexico

EMPEA Special Report on Private Equity in Mexico

This report provides an in depth review of developments in Mexico’s private equity eco-system, and features insights from Abraaj and a spotlight case study on Liquid Capital, a partner company of the Group.
EMPEA Report On Currency Risk Management

EMPEA Report on Currency Risk Management

EMPEA’s Currency Risk Management Survey is the first pan-emerging markets exploration of the impact of currency volatility on the private equity industry.