• Organization TypeIndependent/None, Investment & Finance
  • Staff51-100
  • HeadquartersUnited Arab Emirates
  • Founded2002
Founded in 2002, The Abraaj Group is a leading investor operating in the growth markets of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Employing over 300 people including more than 160 investment and operating professionals, the Group has over 25 offices spread across six regional hubs in Dubai, Istanbul, Mexico City, Mumbai, Nairobi and Singapore. Local presence across these markets provides the Group with expertise, know-how, proprietary transactional access and the ability to grow partner businesses across borders. The Abraaj Group currently manages US$ 7.5 billion across 20 sector and country-specific funds, encompassing private equity (majority and significant minority investments with ticket sizes of between US$ 10 million to US$ 100 million invested across a global mandate) and real estate (primarily yield-generating) investments. The Group has set the standard for private equity investing in growth markets, having returned c. US$ 4 billion to investors from over 70 full and partial exits. It has provided industry-leading returns across a range of companies. Abraaj Capital Limited Abraaj Capital Limited, established in 2006, was a member of the Abraaj Capital Group. The company was regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). By 2011, Abraaj had grown to over 150 employees but was managing businesses with over 40,000 employees making it the biggest private equity group in the MENASA region. Sustainable Impact The Abraaj Group is committed to the highest environmental, stakeholder engagement and corporate governance standards. The Group is a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment and the United Nations Global Compact. In addition, the Group’s founder, Arif Naqvi, was appointed to the Global Compact Board by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012. Through its social investing program, The Abraaj Group has supported best-in-class organizations focused on entrepreneurship and job creation, healthcare, education and community engagement. This support has enabled a deep-rooted, sustainable impact on the economic landscape of the markets in which the Group operates.  

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Staff at Abraaj Group have experience in


  • telecommunications
  • market research
  • media affairs / public relations
  • development
  • solar / wind / biofuels


  • united states
  • malaysia
  • turkey


  • international experience

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Company Offices
  • United Arab Emirates (headquarters)
  • Dubai
  • Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Gate Village 8, 3rd Floor

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