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13 January 2016

ADIA hires GE veteran Sherwood Dodge as global private equities head

abu-1006336_1280 Middle Eastern sovereign investor the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has hired GE veteran Sherwood Dodge as its new global head of private equities.

11 January 2016

Buyout bidding for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Raya supermarkets stalls

fruit-1095326_1920 A private equity buyout of Saudi Arabian supermarket chain Al-Raya For Foodstuff appears to have stalled over differences in valuation.

23 December 2015

Abraaj offloads part of Tunisian pharma business Unimed

teladoc Middle East-based investment major The Abraaj Group has exited part of its interest in Unimed, which is said to be Tunisia's second-largest local pharmaceutical company.

16 December 2015

Fajr Capital eyeing Dubai-based food & beverage business Cravia

vegetable_market_supermarket Islamic investment firm Fajr Capital is said to be in talks to acquire Dubai-based food and beverages franchise group Cravia.

2 December 2015

Abraaj to close ‘obsolete’ Saudi office

saudi arabia mosque sunset islam Emerging markets-focused private equity firm The Abraaj group is reportedly set to close its Saudi Arabia office, AltAssets understands.

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.

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