Pakistan Private Investment Initiative

Through this initiative, USAID and its partners will create two private equity funds focused solely on small- and medium-sized businesses in Pakistan to boost private sector growth.

Pakistan Private Investment Initiative

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched the Pakistan Private Investment Initiative in partnership with the Abraaj Group and JS Private Equity Management. The Pakistan Private Investment Initiative will launch two new private equity funds focused solely on Pakistan’s dynamic and fast growing small- and medium-sized businesses. USAID will provide a seed investment to capitalize the funds and Abraaj Group and JS Private Equity Management have committed to match or exceed these seed funds with investments of their own, as well as private funds raised from other limited investors. The pooled funds will initially be $100 million. By investing in Pakistani private businesses, the United States is supporting private sector growth and job creation – and Pakistan’s role as a robust and fast-growing economic partner among its neighbors and within the global economy.

The Pakistan Private Investment Initiative is a new approach that will identify promising businesses with growth prospects and invest in them to expand their market share, innovate product and service lines, and ultimately create jobs and increase incomes. In addition, the Pakistan Private Investment Initiative is expected to demonstrate that investing in growth-focused enterprises can generate real profits for investors. This demonstration effect is expected to attract more investment into the enterprise sector through establishment of additional private equity funds.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • The Abraaj Group

    Service Providers, Investment & Finance
    United Arab Emirates | Staff size: 101-250

    They are a global institution investing in growth markets across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Turkey.

    Founded in 2002 by Founder and Chief Executive Arif...

  • JS Group

    Investment & Finance
    Pakistan | Staff size: 501-1000

    Built over four decades, JS Group is one of Pakistan’s most diversified and progressive financial services groups. JS Group has grown from its roots in Pakistan’s financial services...

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Key Information

LocationPakistan, South Asia
  • Start Date 2013
ValueUSD 100 Million