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Private Equity in MENA – Private Equity as an Agent of Value: Myth vs. Reality
Posted On: 31 Aug 2014 | | Source: Growthgate Capital | Authors: Faisal Al Meshal, Bilge Cakir, Vaibhav Gujral, Yusuf Hoballah, Gerard Zouein (Harvard Business School, MBA Class of 2014); Supervised by Josh Lerner, the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School
This white paper seeks to debunk some of the myths surrounding PE, by reviewing how these firms have been able to add considerable value to portfolio companies and the broader economy. In Part 2 of this paper, the evolution of the PE asset class is tracked in the MENA region. In Part 3, the Growthgate Capital’s investment in Roots Group Arabia serves as a template for how a PE firm can invest and create value in the region.