Aureos Capital Limited
Aureos Capital Limited (Aureos) was established in July 2001 as a joint venture between the CDC and Norfund. The objective of the joint venture was to create a strong fund manager in a market where there were no strong players, and to enabling the mobilisation of capital to develop countries far beyond what Norfund and CDC could do alone.
Aureos grew to be a global leading SME PE fund manager in emerging and developing markets. By delivering good financial results over time, Aureos succeeded in attracting an increasing proportion of private capital to the funds. Today, ‘non-DFI investors’ (including corporates, family offices, financial institutions and pension funds) is the Fund’s largest investor category. The DFI’s additional role as an investor base of the Aureos funds, as well as owners of the fund manager, diminished accordingly over time. Today, Aureos is incorporated in the Abraaj Capital, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets.
Aureos Capital Limited is a private equity fund management company which specialises in providing expansion and buy-out capital to small and mid cap businesses across Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Since its establishment in 2001, Aureos has increased its funds under management to US$ 1.3 billion and extended its geographical footprint to over 50 emerging markets covering Asia, Africa and Latin America, by establishing 17 regional private equity funds.
Aureos’ funds are managed through its network of more than 20 offices worldwide, by a team of over 90 investment professionals who combine world-class financial and operational expertise with unrivalled local knowledge and experience.
Investors in Aureos funds include institutional investors, bilateral and multilateral development finance institutions, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, fund of funds, family offices and foundations and high net worth individuals.