Davinder Sikand

Partner at Abraaj Capital Ltd.

Davinder Sikand

Davinder Sikand

Partner at Abraaj Capital Ltd.

Overview
Career Highlights

Catalyst Principal Partners LLC
Aureos Capital Ltd.

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2195

Primary Location

Nairobi, Kenya

Number of Boards

9

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Partner at Evercare Healthcare Fund

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Chairman-Regional Advisory Council for Sub-Saharan Africa at Evercare Healthcare Fund

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Chief Executive Officer at Catalyst Principal Partners LLC

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Managing Director at Catalyst Principal Partners LLC

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Managing Director at Catalyst Principal Partners LLC

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Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer at Libstar Holdings Ltd.

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Executive Director & Group Commercial Director at Libstar Holdings Ltd.

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Managing Director at Evercare Healthcare Fund

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Founder at Evercare Healthcare Fund

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Former Chief Investment Officer at International Finance Corp.

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May 2, 2013
Privately Speaking: Abraaj's ambition
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May 2, 2013
Privately Speaking: Abraaj's ambition
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Davinder Sikand
Partner at Abraaj Capital Ltd.
Education
MBA

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

Career History
Chief Investment Officer
Current

Catalyst provides strategic and operational input to its investee companies. The firm specializes in strategic equity investments in growing regional businesses and also actively pursues replacement capital investments that provide partial or full exits for existing shareholders seeking liquidity or considering shifts in the business strategies.They actively manage their portfolio to build value and generate superior returns over the investment horizon by designing investment structures and incentives that align dynamic management teams with investors’ objectives, driving performance and proactive portfolio management, strengthening management and operational capabilities, leveraging its regional and international network of industry experts and specialist resources and enhancing the governance environment.They partner with extensive global network of credible co-investors, industry experts and management resources to add significant value to the investments.

Partner
Current

Abraaj is an active manager focused on growth companies across a variety of sectors including basic infrastructure, power & utilities, water, consumer banking, food, healthcare, education, transportation, petrochemicals and mining. They invest across the MENASA region including in Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Their primary expertise is in buy-outs, strategic minority block positions in public enterprises and real estate investments. They also seek to exploit attractive valuations.The firm acquires controlling or significant interests with board representation in stable, mature, well-managed businesses, and aims to create value through operational and financial improvements, management incentives and leverage. A key element in their post-acquisition strategy is to capitalize on their network and promote growth within the region through partnerships with their investors.Abraaj follows a buy-and-build strategy, investing in businesses that will maximize shareholder value through strong operational growth and substantial capital appreciation. They typically hold an investment for three to five years, seeking to realize value through structured exits to strategic and trade buyers or onto public markets in the region and beyond. Depending on market circumstances they may hold on to their investments for a longer period.

Partner
Current

We are a global institution investing in growth markets across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Turkey. Founded in 2002 by Founder and Chief Executive Arif Naqvi, we have pioneered the private equity industry in many of the markets where we operate. Our journey has been one of innovation and entrepreneurial drive. We have developed a purpose-built approach for investing in growth markets. Some of the world's most demanding institutions have entrusted us to manage capital on their behalf. We currently manage US$ 13.6 billion in assets and are focused on investment strategies across private equity, private credit, impact investing and real estate. By combining deep local reach, a global platform and underwriting standards, with extensive operating capabilities, we generate industry-leading returns and create value in market-leading companies.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior

Micro Africa Ltd. provides micro financial services. It is a regionally managed, for-profit organization that provides quality financial services to micro-entrepreneurs and low income individuals throughout Eastern and Central Africa. The company was founded in September 2000 by Edgar Wamalwa and Tim Carson and is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

Director
2002 - Current

AVCA is a not-for-profit entity founded to promote, develop and stimulate private equity and venture capital in Africa. AVCA is committed to promoting high ethical standards of business conduct and professional competence in the private equity and venture capital industries.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior
Transactions
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Abraaj Capital Ltd. purchases Liberty Star Consumer Holdings (Pty) Ltd.

Events
Speaker
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
10th Annual IFC Global Private Equity Conference

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