The Abraaj Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, The Abraaj Group has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

The Abraaj Group’s most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (13%) and construction (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (80%) and growth capital (9%). In total, The Abraaj Group has invested in 1 US state and 53 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Ramky Infrastructure for $2M.

In the last 3 years, The Abraaj Group has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity201
    • M&A Buy Activity178
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 36
  • Total Countries Invested 53
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 5

The Abraaj Group

Dubai IFC, Gate Village 8, 3rd Floor,
Dubai, 504905
United Arab Emirates
+971 4 506 4400
www.abraaj.com
info@abraaj.com

Abraaj Capital Limited is a private equity firm that seeks investments in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. Abraaj looks for stable, mature businesses and uses a 'buy and build' strategy for growth. Areas of interest include aerospace, healthcare, transportation, financial services, leisure, education, energy, and manufacturing. In addition to its buyout and growth capital investments, Abraaj also invests in real estate and infrastructure. Abraaj Capital was formed in 2002 and is based in Dubai.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Insurance, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Marine, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Publishing, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Retail, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: Africa, Central Asia/India, Middle East

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 163 7 8 - - - 178
vol $2M $2M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 20 1 - 1 1 - 23
  201

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Rentandes S.A. 2019-06-07 - Secondary Buyout
Bogota, Colombia · www.rentandes.com
Docuformas 2018-10-31 - Secondary Buyout
, Mexico · www.docuformas.com.mx
Tunisie Télécom 2017-12-13 - Divestiture
Tunis, Tunisia · www.tunisietelecom.tn
QBCo.S.A. 2017-10-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Valle del Cauca, Colombia · www.qbco.com.co
Cinepax Ltd. 2017-10-04 - Growth Capital
, Pakistan · www.cinepax.com
Netlog Lojistik Hizmetleri AS 2017-07-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Istanbul, Turkey · www.netlog.com.tr
Java House Africa 2017-07-03 - Secondary Buyout
Nairobi, Kenya · www.javahouseafrica.com
Middlesex University Dubai 2017-02-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates · www.mdx.ac.ae
Jhimpir Power Ltd. (JPL Holdings Pte Ltd.) 2017-02-25 - Secondary Buyout
, Pakistan
Casaideas 2017-01-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Santiago, Chile · www.casaideas.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Ramky Infrastructure Ltd. 2007-01-22 Nature Environmental & Marine Services LLP 2017-11-17 1
Hyderabad, India · www.ramky.com The Woodlands, Texas

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 18 (12%) - 23 (13%) -
Construction 16 (11%) 2M (100%) 17 (10%) 2M (100%)
Media 13 (9%) - 16 (9%) -
Retail 13 (9%) - 15 (8%) -
Food 10 (7%) - 12 (7%) -
Financial Services 6 (4%) - 10 (6%) -
Business Services 5 (3%) - 8 (4%) -
Transportation 6 (4%) - 8 (4%) -
Agriculture 6 (4%) - 6 (3%) -
Leisure 4 (3%) - 6 (3%) -
Consumer Products 5 (3%) - 5 (3%) -
Education 5 (3%) - 5 (3%) -
Chemicals 2 (1%) - 4 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 4 (3%) - 4 (2%) -
Medical Products 4 (3%) - 4 (2%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 4 (3%) - 4 (2%) -
Insurance 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
Metals/Mining 3 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Restaurants 2 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
E-Commerce 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Manufacturing 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Marine 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Publishing 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Renewable Energy 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Aerospace 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Communications 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Distribution 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Diversified 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Information Technology 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (1%) -
Life Science 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Machinery 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Utilities 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 146 $2M 178 $2M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
India 13 (9%) 2M (100%) 14 (8%) 2M (100%)
Kenya 11 (8%) - 14 (8%) -
Turkey 9 (6%) - 10 (6%) -
United Arab Emirates 7 (5%) - 10 (6%) -
Tunisia 7 (5%) - 9 (5%) -
Egypt 5 (3%) - 9 (5%) -
South Africa 8 (6%) - 8 (5%) -
Morocco 6 (4%) - 7 (4%) -
Ghana 5 (3%) - 6 (3%) -
Thailand 4 (3%) - 6 (3%) -
Pakistan 5 (3%) - 5 (3%) -
Nigeria 4 (3%) - 5 (3%) -
China 4 (3%) - 4 (2%) -
Mexico 4 (3%) - 4 (2%) -
Costa Rica 3 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
Colombia 2 (1%) - 4 (2%) -
Jordan 2 (1%) - 4 (2%) -
Indonesia 3 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Kazakhstan 3 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Malaysia 3 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Papua New Guinea 3 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Singapore 3 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Saudi Arabia 2 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
Peru 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
Philippines 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
Algeria 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Samoa 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Sri Lanka 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
United States 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  California 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Canada 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Bangladesh 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Chile 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Cote D'Ivoire 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Denmark 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Ecuador 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Ethiopia 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Fiji 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Guatemala 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Ivory Coast 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Hong Kong 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Israel 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Kuwait 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Kyrgyzstan 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Lebanon 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Senegal 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Togo 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Tonga 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Uganda 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Vanuatu 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Angola - - 1 (1%) -
Oman - - 1 (1%) -
Qatar - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 7 (5%) - 10 (6%) -
Cross-border 138 (95%) 2M (100%) 167 (94%) 2M (100%)
Total 145 $2M 177 $2M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 119 (80%) 2M (100%) 143 (79%) 2M (100%)
Growth Capital 14 (9%) - 15 (8%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (3%) - 7 (4%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (2%) - 6 (3%) -
PIPE 2 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
Venture 3 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Divestiture 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Going Private - - 1 (1%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 149 $2M 181 $2M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 10 (43%) -
Secondary Sale 5 (22%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (17%) -
Stake Sale 2 (9%) -
IPO 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 23 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
3 Seas Capital Partners
1
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
3
Baker & McKenzie LLP
1
Bowmans Kenya
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $2M
TOTAL $2M
Largest Ramky Infrastructure Ltd.
$2M (2007-01-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
78%
7 78%
Strategic(s)
22%
2 22%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
40%
6 40%
Strategic(s)
60%
9 60%

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