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26 November 2015

Abraaj exits Network Intl to Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic

dubai Private equity firms Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic have joined forces to take over a 49 per cent stake in Network International from The Abraaj Group.

20 October 2015

PineBridge to shutter Middle East unit, regional chief Al Zain said to resign

Talal Al Zain Pinebridge - AltAssets Private Equity News PineBridge Investments is said to be shuttering its Middle East unit three years after setting up a regional headquarters in Bahrain.

16 September 2015

Abraaj looking to offload payment provider Network International

payments_lrg Private equity firm Abraaj Group is reportedly looking to exit United Arab Emirates-based payments provider Network International, AltAssets understan

14 September 2015

Apollo eyes Saudi supermarket chain Al-Raya for first Middle East deal

vegetables-317497_1280 Listed US private equity giant Apollo Global Management is reportedly looking to make Saudi Arabia supermarket chain Al-Raya For Foodstuff its first Middle East acquisition.

11 September 2015

KKR’s first-ever Middle East deal hits valuation snag

womens-clothing-483833_1280 KKR's attempt to make its first-ever Middle East investment has reportedly hit a snag over a disagreement about the value of buyout target Azadea Group.

10 September 2015

Kuwait’s Americana could see up to $5bn valuation in reported Temasek, Savola bidding

fried-chicken-250863_1280 Kuwaiti franchise restaurant operator Americana has denied receiving bids for the business from a team of Singapore sovereign investor Temasek and Saudi Arabia's Savola Group.

26 August 2015

Abraaj, Fajr and Gulf bid for Saudi supermarket chain Al Raya

vegetable_market_supermarket Three Gulf-based private equity firms are reportedly bidding for Saudi supermarket chain Al Raya for Foodstuff Co, AltAssets understands.

12 August 2015

Centaur makes 4x return through Sports Events sale $

football-452569_640 Dubai-headquartered Centaur Private Equity is set to quadruple its investment in Sports Events International (SEI) by selling the company to Thai Prime Investments.

29 June 2015

Beco Capital among investors in Dubai medical insurance tech start-up

Amir Farha Beco Capital, a Dubai-based venture capital firm focused on technology businesses in the Middle East, was among the investors in an AED3.67m ($1m) Series A funding round for a Dubai-based medical insurance technology start-up, Bayzat.

20 May 2015

Abraaj commits $30m to launch Auvest MENASA Fund

south-african-road-1097295-m Global growth investor The Abraaj Group has committed $30m to mark the formal launch of the Auvest MENASA Opportunities Fund I.

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