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The demise of Abraaj may force LPs to rethink the fundamentals of manager due diligence.

Mubadala eyes more third-party capital

The investment arm of Abu Dhabi's second-largest SWF has teamed with SoftBank to raise $400m for venture capital.

Abraaj’s Naqvi: We have been humbled, exhausted and tested

As the firm appoints liquidators, founder Arif Naqvi says he is hopeful the fund management business will live on under new owners.

Why timing matters in emerging markets

Vehicles reached peak TVPI in their eighth year after launch, compared with the 10th year for developed markets, according to a report from eFront.

Secondaries firms shun Abraaj stake sales

The emerging markets private equity investor has tried to offload GP commitments to a number of its funds.

Abraaj breaks silence with creditors meeting

The firm has called a private meeting in Dubai with shareholders, creditors and advisors to discuss the potential sale of its fund management business.

MENA private equity in three charts

Capital raised in the region appears to be dropping amid a rise in private equity and VC deals.

North Africa expands towards sub-Saharan Africa

GPs in the region, which is traditionally bracketed with the Middle East, are now looking southwards.

What Mubadala did next

A huge stapled secondaries deal last April set sovereign wealth fund Mubadala on the road to being a third-party fund manager, but what has it done with the capital?

Space for private equity in Saudi’s grand vision

The country's sovereign wealth fund, Public Investment Fund, wants to become the world’s largest with the help of private equity.

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