Private Equity


Mubadala Capital’s Private Equity business makes investments across the capital structure, largely in private securities on a direct basis with the aim of building portfolios that generate superior risk-adjusted returns on behalf of its investors.

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 with a focus on capital preservation and downside protection in order to generate superior risk-adjusted returns.

The investment program is driven by the following key principles:

  • Fundamental-driven investment strategy targeting defensive sectors with a focus on structuring downside protection while preserving maximum upside potential, growth and long-term value creation.
  • Proactive and flexible with demonstrated ability to capitalize on high-quality opportunities as a lead investor or alongside partners.
  • Deep relationships with financial and strategic partners that are leveraged to generate proprietary sourcing opportunities, global insights and network benefits for portfolio companies.
  • Ability to generate proprietary deal flow through sovereign access and a differentiated network of unique global relationships.

Portfolio Overview

Mubadala Capital’s Private Equity team currently invests third-party capital on behalf of institutional investors in three private equity funds together with Mubadala’s balance sheet assets for invested and committed capital of over U.S. $8 billion.

Typical Investment Parameters


Multi-sector focus across media, sports and entertainment, consumer and food services, midstream pipelines, financial services, industrials and business services among others.

The investment strategy excludes real estate, businesses with excessive commodity exposure 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.

Transaction Type

Control and active minority investments

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