Private Equity


Mubadala Capital’s Private Equity business has been making direct investments, co-investments and fund commitments since 2008 and is managed by an investment team with professionals based in Abu Dhabi and New York.

Investment Approach

Mubadala Capital’s Private Equity team employs an integrated investment approach and through its global relationships identifies compelling themes and attractive actionable opportunities in order to generate superior risk-adjusted returns.

The investment program is driven by the following key principles:

  • Research driven, value-oriented investment strategy with a focus on capital preservation, growth and long-term wealth creation.
  • Proactive and flexible investment style with demonstrated ability to capitalize on high-quality opportunities as a lead investor or alongside partners.
  • Deep relationships with best-in-class financial and strategic partners that can be leveraged to generate proprietary sourcing opportunities, global insights and network benefits for portfolio companies.
  • Integrity, reliability and certainty of execution are differentiators in the market.

Portfolio Overview

Mubadala Capital’s Private Equity team currently invests third-party capital on behalf of institutional investors in two private equity funds together with Mubadala’s balance sheet assets for invested and committed capital of over U.S. $6 billion.

Typical Investment Parameters


Generalist approach that looks to back strong management teams across media, sports and entertainment, energy infrastructure, consumer and food services, industrials and asset-light financial services among other sectors.


The investment strategy excludes real estate, businesses with excessive commodity exposure, significant technology risk and turnaround situations.

Geographic Focus

North America and Europe; may consider other geographies on a selective basis, particularly where Mubadala’s relationships can be leveraged.

Investment Size

U.S. $50-250 million with the flexibility to pursue transactions outside of the targeted range and across the capital structure (equity, debt, mezzanine).

Transaction Type

Control, co-sponsorship, active minority investments, co-investments and LP commitments to private equity funds.

Ownership / Governance Model

Active portfolio management approach with a preference for board seats at portfolio companies where the investment team has the ability to create value over time.

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