Private Equity

Emerging Markets

Investcorp’s Private Equity Emerging Markets team makes investments in mid-cap companies across MENA, Southeast Asia and China and partners with families/sponsors with both majority or minority investments. We also opportunistically invest in international companies that have strong ties with the region. Since 2008, we have looked at approximately 2,500 opportunities, deploying about US $2.3 billion across 29 investments.

We seek to identify opportunities in fragmented and growing industries and partner with businesses that are leaders in their respective sectors. Our core investment thesis is that the economic transformation in Emerging Markets and the evolution of the family business model have created opportunities to establish higher-value and larger-scale businesses that require complex and sophisticated processes and enhanced management capabilities. Over the years, we have developed deep regional knowledge in demographics-driven industries, including healthcare, retail and consumer goods, business services and logistics and transportation.

Following our investments, we seek to drive growth and value through multiple initiatives. We work with our portfolio companies to improve governance and optimize costs, and we pursue add on acquisitions and revenue growth initiatives. With our strong experience and rigorous and methodical approach throughout the investment lifecycle, we are well positioned to capitalize on the economic growth and diversification of the region. We are proud to have been named the “Firm of the Year: Middle East and Africa” in Private Equity International’s 2021 Awards series and to be the only regional PE firm to successfully list 4 businesses on the KSA Stock Exchange.