The Abraaj Group is a private equity, venture capital, and real estate investment firm specializing in early venture, seed, growth capital, emerging growth, mid venture, late venture, expansion capital, industry consolidation, mezzanine, subdebt, PIPES, buyouts, bridge, recapitalization, infrastructure, and buy and build in mature companies. It seeks to invest in small and medium sized enterprises in emerging markets. The firm typically invests in oil, gas and consumable fuels, metals and mining, agricultural machinery and equipment, agricultural services, auto parts and equipment, leisure facilities, pharmaceuticals, services outsourcing, water utilities, real estate, health care and clean energy, manufacturing, food products, FMCG, construction, healthcare services, industrials, telecommunications, resource and infrastructure services, education, information technologies, aviation, materials and logistics, agribusiness, energy, and food industries. It focuses on consumer goods and services, within which it also focuses on fast moving consumer goods manufacturing, retail, and food & beverage. Within financial services it also focuses on banking, non-bank financial institutions (such as mortgage or consumer finance specialists), insurance companies (life, general and reinsurance), and payments and fintech businesses. Within healthcare it focuses on hospitals & clinics and other type of service providers in the healthcare domain. Within education, it focuses on private K-12 schools and traditional graduate and post-graduate, campus-based universities. We are also investing in clean energy power generation, i.e., renewable power generation assets. We will also selectively invest in base-load gas-fired power generation assets and select midstream and downstream energy infrastructure assets including transmission and distribution assets that complete the value chain. It invests in companies based in Far East, the Middle East including Saudi Arabia, North Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Asia with a focus on Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Algeria, Pakistan, Turkey, the Palestinian territories and the six Gulf Arab nations that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council. The firm also seeks to invest globally with a focus on Sub Saharan Africa including Ivory Coast region; Latin America including Argentina, Brazil; Central Asia; and Southeast Asia including India and the Philippines. The firm seeks to make equity investments between $0.5 million and $100 million; typically investing $10 million to $100 million in private equity investments as well as in real estate. It prefers to invest between $100 million and $300 million in its portfolio companies. It prefers to invest in companies with revenue between $6 million to $35 million. The firm acquires controlling or significant interest and seeks board representation in its portfolio companies. It typically exits its investments within a period of three years to five years through structured exits to strategic and trade buyers or onto public markets in the region. The firm seeks majority and minority positions in public enterprises ranging between 10% and 49%. The Abraaj Group was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with additional offices across Asia, Africa, and Europe.
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