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Ahmed Arafa

Lloyds’ captive private equity investor has completed six exits this year, including three trade sales in recent weeks.
The 'Oracle of Omaha' has again lashed out at private equity firms, reportedly boasting he's never 'bought a single company from an LBO operator'.
The 15-year lease for control of Iraqi cement plant Karbala is reportedly the largest private equity deal transacted this year in the MENA region.
Saudi-based fund manager Swicorp has attracted commitments from the IFC, EIB and PROPARCO for its Intaj Capital II fund.
The mid-market firm has made its first energy investment with the purchase of Eneas Energy, the 14th investment from its second fund.
The UK-based mid-market has doubled the size of its prior fund in just four months.
The £80m acquisition of Manchester-based XLN will net the vendor, Zeus Private Equity, a return of 4.5x its original investment.
The private equity arm of Citigroup has made an all-equity minority investment in the livestock pharmaceuticals producer.
The government hopes to attract venture capitalists to establish an on-the-ground presence in Ireland, investing in early stage and high growth companies.
Jacob Rothschild, Kurt Bjorklund, Arif Naqvi and Simon Cairns gathered to debate the effects of excessive leverage at the launch of LSE’s private equity masters programme.

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