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OpEx Awards: EMEA overview

Geographic expansion was central to the strategies of all three companies.
Shenzhen, China

China slump drags down emerging markets fundraising

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

Investcorp in ‘early stages’ of developing Japan strategy

Global managers including Apollo and Pantheon have opened Japan offices in recent years.
Abu Dhabi

Mubadala plots more tech deals

The Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund invested almost $20bn across tech, agribusiness and biotech in 2018.
Abu Dhabi

ADIA’s direct private equity investments double in value in three years

Almost 40% of the sovereign wealth fund’s new commitments in 2018 were sourced by its internal team.
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Naqvi lawyer: US ‘political interests’ behind Abraaj charges

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.

MENA special: The Israeli tech powerhouse

Behind the country's high-tech industries is a self-sustaining ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors and innovation.

MENA special: The five richest investors in private equity

This week PEI is examining the Middle East – a region full of institutional capital. These are the five biggest that commit to private equity.

Updated indictment sheds new light on Abraaj case

The document paints a picture of deceit, bribery and personal enrichment at the collapsed emerging markets firm.

MENA special: Buyers eye limited competition and cheap assets

There is appetite for deals in the right sectors in the Middle East, which has had a volatile year with internal conflicts compounded by international tensions.
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