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 Dubai private equity firm acquired casual dining firm Java House for $100 million

abraaj-java.jpgDubai private equity firm Abraaj Group has acquired Java House Group, an East African casual dining chain, for $100 million.

Java House Group was established in Nairobi in 1999. In 2012 Emerging Capital Partners, a private equity firm, acquired a majority stake in the company, Today it has 60 stores across 10 cities in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. (Till today Abraaj Group has deployed $3.2 billion in 80 transactions in Africa. Terms of the deal is not disclosed but DubaiBeat sources are suggesting a purchase price of around $100 million).

Abraaj Group is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR01.

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 Dubai investment firm acquired stake in Mexican fashion footwear company

abraaj-mx.jpgDubai-based investment firm Abraaj Group acquired stake in Mexican fashion footwear company Capa de Ozono.

Established in 1992, Capa de Ozono has 207 stores in more than 50 cities, 300 wholesale clients and an online retail presence. The Abraaj Group has so far mobilized $350 million of capital in the Latin America region and made 14 investments in sectors like food and beverage, logistics, travel and tourism, IT and financial services.

Abraaj Group is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR01.

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 Dubai investment firm led investment of $150 million in Indian online business BigBasket

dubai bigbasketDubai-based investment firm Abraaj Group led a $150 million investment in Indian online firm Bigbasket.

Founded in 2011, BigBasket is headquartered in Bangalore and serves customers across India. The company sells over 19,000 products across 1,000 brands, including fruits, vegetables, meat, beverages and personal care products. (This is Abraaj third investment into the global e-commerce market, following its acquisition of stakes in Turkish online retailer Hepsiburada - as DubaiBeat reported earlier - and Dubai-based mobile application taxi service Careem).

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 Dubai investment firm Abraaj acquired majority stake in Latin American Urbano logistics

abraaj-urbano.jpgDubai-based investment firm Abraaj Group has acquired a majority stake in Urbano Express, a Latin American logistics firm for between $20 and $50 million.

Established in Ecuador in 1996, Urbano specializes in document delivery services in the three countries. It expanded to El Salvador in 1998 and Peru in 2003. The amount of the deal is not disclosed, but some sources are quoting Abraaj managers the price range of $20 to $50 million.

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 Dubai investment firm acquired 25% of Turkish ecommerce site for $100 million

abraaj retailonlineDubai-based investment firm Abraaj Group has acquired 25 percent of Turkish online firm Hepsiburada.com for $100 million.

Established in 1998, Hepsiburada offers 500,000 products in more than 30 different categories. It is the most visited online retail site in the country, with over 1.5 million unique customers a year and more than 14 million unique monthly visitors.

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 UAE investors Abraaj and Gulf Capital invested in South African and Egyptian firms

gulfcapital abraajDubai investment firm Abraaj Group and Abu Dhabi investment firm Gulf Capital have invested separately in a South African food manufacturer and an Egyptian oil services firm.

Gulf Capital, based in Abu Dhabi, has invested $25 million in Amak Group, a provider of integrated petroleum services for the onshore and offshore sectors in Egypt. Abraaj Group, based in Dubai, has invested in South African food manufacturer Libstar which is located in five of South Africa’s nine provinces and employs about 4,200 people.

Abraaj Group and Gulf Capital are listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR01 and OR26 respectively.

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