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Private equity firm Abraaj Capital is in turmoil

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Abraaj Capital is one of private equity's most active and influential investors in emerging markets like the Middle East, with $13.6 billion in capital under management and a portfolio of more than 200 companies. It also appears to be falling apart.

Why it matters: Private equity firms promise to help grow businesses via operational expertise. But if a firm doesn't even have its own house in order, how can it credibly make its case to prospective portfolio companies?