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Abraaj Group

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Arif Naqvi


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Total investments 32
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 29
Rounds per year 1.60
Lead investments 12
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 5
Key employees 33

Areas of investment

  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Internet
  • E-Commerce
  • Delivery

In 2002 was created Abraaj Group, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in United Arab Emirates. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Dubai.

Comparing to the other companies, this Abraaj Group performs on 19 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. When the investment is from Abraaj Group the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The common things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 30 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The important activity for fund was in 2016.

This organization was formed by Arif Naqvi. Besides them, we counted 33 critical employees of this fund in our database.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Retail, Internet. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Careem Networks, BigBasket, Ninja Van. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 2 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - India.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Abraaj Group, startups are often financed by Ascent Capital, Helion Venture Partners, Zodius Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Sands Capital Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Alibaba Group. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Trifecta Capital Advisors, Alibaba Group, Sands Capital Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Travel Accommodations
$95M06 Apr 2018 London, England, United Kingdom


Delivery Service
$300M01 Feb 2018 Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Joint Medical Holdings Ltd.

Facilities Support Services
Health Care
Service Industry
01 Jan 2018 Gauteng

Tunisie Télécom

28 Nov 2017 Tunis, Tunisia


Delivery Service
$4M25 Oct 2017 Bangalore, Karnataka, India


Consumer Goods
Food and Beverage
10 Oct 2017 Valle del Cauca


Digital Entertainment
Social Media
04 Oct 2017 Lahore, Punjab


Delivery Service
$280M08 Sep 2017 Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Netlog Lojistik

27 Jul 2017 Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey


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