We are a global institution investing in growth markets across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Turkey. Founded in 2002 by Founder and Chief Executive Arif Naqvi, we have pioneered the private equity industry in many of the markets where we operate. Our journey has been one of innovation and entrepreneurial drive.
We have developed a purpose-built approach for investing in growth markets. Some of the world’s most demanding institutions have entrusted us to manage capital on their behalf. We currently manage US$ 13.6 billion in assets and are focused on investment strategies across private equity, private credit, impact investing and real estate. By combining deep local reach, a global platform and underwriting standards, with extensive operating capabilities, we generate industry-leading returns and create value in market-leading companies.
We have a dedicated team of operating professionals who work hand-in-hand with investment teams to actively drive value creation in partner companies, helping them institutionalize and grow. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are deeply embedded in our investment process, a proven value driver in our partner companies. Responsible investing that enhances financial returns is at the core of our philosophy. We aim to leave a positive footprint in our markets and are signatories to the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment and the United Nations Global Compact.
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