Gavin Neilan is a Vice President at Abraaj Capital, a leading Middle East, North Africa, South Asia focused alternative asset manager with 6,1 billion Dollars under management. Mr. Neilan is a member of ASAS, Abraaj Capital’s real estate investment platform, and is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including origination, structuring, execution and post-acquisition implementation of portfolio investments. Mr. Neilan has specific responsibility for real estate investments in Turkey.
 
Prior to moving to Abraaj Capital, Mr. Neilan worked as a principal real estate finance banker at RBS and a transactional lawyer at Allen & Overy.
 
Mr. Neilan graduated from University College London with a LLB Law degree and from Nottingham Law School with a Legal Practice Certificate. Mr. Neilan also has an MBA from INSEAD. 

Abraaj Capital

Abraaj Capital is one of the leading private equity groups operating in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region. Since 2002, it has raised about 7 billion Dolar's and distributed almost 3 billion Dolar's to its investors. With its headquarters in Dubai, the Abraaj Group operates eight offices in the region including in Istanbul, Cairo and Riyadh. Abraaj has made over 40 in 12 countries and achieved more than 20 exits. More than 70 world-class investment professionals work for Abraaj Capital.

Abraaj Capital currently manages seven Funds; four buyout Funds; Riyada Enterprise Development Fund, a Fund dedicated to small and medium enterprises; ASAS, an income-generating, sale-and-leaseback Fund; and a real estate Fund. Funds under management at the end of 2009 were 6.1 billion Dolar's. Funds managed by Abraaj Group have holdings in about two dozen companies in the region including Air Arabia, the region’s biggest low-cost carrier; Acıbadem Healthcare Group, Turkey’s largest privately owned hospital operator; and Al Borg Laboratories, the Middle East’s biggest privately owned medical-testing laboratory company.

Abraaj Capital has won many regional and international awards, including five consecutive years as ‘Middle Eastern Private Equity Firm of the Year’ from London-based Private Equity International. Abraaj Capital Ltd., a member of the Abraaj Group, is licensed by the Dubai Financial Services Authority. As an associate member of the European Venture Capital Association, Abraaj Capital is committed to a corporate governance process that ensures adherence to global best practice and transparency in its operations. The firm is committed to being at the forefront of thought leadership in the region.

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