The Abraaj Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Asset Manager Profile

The Abraaj Group’s most common sectors for investment arehealthcare services (14%) 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 51 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 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity210
    • M&A Buy Activity182
    • M&A Sell Activity28
  • Total Sectors Invested 38
  • Total Countries Invested 51
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 182 - - - - - 182
vol $2M $2M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 27 - 1 - - - 28
  210

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Supermarket Grocery Supplies Pvt. Ltd. 2021-05-28 - Trade Sale
Bangalore, India · www.bigbasket.com
Rentandes S.A. 2019-06-07 - Secondary Sale
Bogota, Colombia · www.rentandes.com
Mexarrend S.A.P.I. de C.V. 2018-10-31 - Secondary Sale
Mexico city, Mexico · www.mexarrend.mx
Middlesex University Dubai 2018-08-08 - Secondary Sale
Dubai, United Arab Emirates · www.mdx.ac.ae
Continental Warehousing Corporation (Nhava Seva) Pvt. Ltd. 2018-03-18 - Trade Sale
Navi Mumbai, India · www.cwcnsl.com
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
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 (13%) - 24 (13%) -
Construction 16 (12%) 2M (100%) 17 (9%) 2M (100%)
Media 13 (9%) - 16 (9%) -
Retail 13 (9%) - 16 (9%) -
Food 9 (6%) - 11 (6%) -
Financial Services 5 (4%) - 10 (5%) -
Transportation 6 (4%) - 8 (4%) -
Business Services 4 (3%) - 7 (4%) -
Agriculture 6 (4%) - 6 (3%) -
Leisure 4 (3%) - 6 (3%) -
Consumer Products 5 (4%) - 5 (3%) -
Education 3 (2%) - 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%) -
Restaurants 3 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
Insurance 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
Metals/Mining 3 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
E-Commerce 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Environmental - - 2 (1%) -
Manufacturing 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Marine 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Publishing 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (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%) -
Engineering - - 1 (1%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (1%) -
Life Science 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Machinery 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (1%) -
Utilities 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 139 $2M 182 $2M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
India 10 (7%) 2M (100%) 14 (8%) 2M (100%)
Kenya 10 (7%) - 14 (8%) -
Turkey 9 (7%) - 10 (6%) -
United Arab Emirates 5 (4%) - 10 (6%) -
Tunisia 7 (5%) - 9 (5%) -
Egypt 5 (4%) - 9 (5%) -
South Africa 8 (6%) - 8 (4%) -
Morocco 6 (4%) - 7 (4%) -
Ghana 5 (4%) - 6 (3%) -
Thailand 4 (3%) - 6 (3%) -
China 5 (4%) - 5 (3%) -
Pakistan 5 (4%) - 5 (3%) -
Nigeria 4 (3%) - 5 (3%) -
Mexico 3 (2%) - 5 (3%) -
Costa Rica 3 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
Colombia 2 (1%) - 4 (2%) -
Jordan 2 (1%) - 4 (2%) -
Malaysia 2 (1%) - 4 (2%) -
Indonesia 3 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Kazakhstan 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%) -
Canada 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Bangladesh 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Chile 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%) -
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%) -
Cote D'Ivoire - - 1 (1%) -
Oman - - 1 (1%) -
Qatar - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 5 (4%) - 10 (6%) -
Cross-border 130 (96%) 2M (100%) 168 (94%) 2M (100%)
Total 135 $2M 178 $2M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 111 (80%) 2M (100%) 144 (79%) 2M (100%)
Growth Capital 13 (9%) - 15 (8%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (3%) - 6 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (2%) - 6 (3%) -
Divestiture 3 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
PIPE 2 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
Venture 2 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
Going Private - - 1 (1%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 139 $2M 182 $2M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 12 (43%) -
Secondary Sale 7 (25%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (18%) -
Stake Sale 2 (7%) -
IPO 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 28 -

Top M&A Advisors

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

Deal Values

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

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
3%
6 (3%)
Strategic(s)
2%
3 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
29%
8 (29%)
Strategic(s)
43%
12 (43%)

FAQ

When was The Abraaj Group founded?

The Abraaj Group was founded in 2002.

What type of investor is The Abraaj Group?

The Abraaj Group is an asset manager.

Where is The Abraaj Group headquartered?

The Abraaj Group is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

How much capital does The Abraaj Group have under management?

The Abraaj Group has 7.4B USD under management.

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