Gavin Neilan

Gavin Neilan is a Principal at Abraaj Capital, a leading private equity manager investing in emerging markets, and has over 9 years of experience in private equity, real estate and finance. At Abraaj he is a member of the Real Estate Investment Team and is involved in all aspects of the investment process including origination, structuring, execution and post-acquisition management of portfolio investments.
Prior to joining Abraaj, Mr. Neilan was an Associate Director within the Principal Real Estate Finance team at The Royal Bank of Scotland. His responsibilities included origination and execution of real estate debt solutions for leading financial sponsors, property companies and corporations and balance sheet real estate equity investments. He was involved in over US$ 5 billion of financings, investments, restructurings and divestures covering the retail, leisure, office, hospitality, residential, healthcare and industrial sectors.
Mr Neilan began his career in 2002 at Allen & Overy in London and Singapore, where he trained and practised as a transactional lawyer advising multi-national corporations and financial institutions on financings, restructurings and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Neilan holds an MBA from INSEAD, Postgraduate Diploma in Law from Nottingham Law School and an LLB Law degree from University College London
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