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Iran flag at dusk
Rising tensions between Washington and Tehran in the past week and Iran’s restrictive investment environment make private equity investments a challenging proposition.
The advantages of investing in the country, which is grappling with the effects of the Syrian refugee crisis.
Geographic expansion was central to the strategies of all three companies.
Shenzhen, China
Trade disputes, bad debts in the financial system and a difficult exit environment for tech companies have affected investor appetite for China, according to EMPEA.
Investcorp entering Japan
Global managers including Apollo and Pantheon have opened Japan offices in recent years.
Abu Dhabi
The Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund invested almost $20bn across tech, agribusiness and biotech in 2018.
Abu Dhabi
Almost 40% of the sovereign wealth fund’s new commitments in 2018 were sourced by its internal team.
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Barrister Hugo Keith QC says the US government's case is politically motivated due to the threat Abraaj Group and Arif Naqvi represent to US interests.
Behind the country's high-tech industries is a self-sustaining ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors and innovation.

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