What We Do
Direct
Investments
  
The Direct Investments platform executes global direct investments and actively manages a portfolio targeting growth-oriented companies across a range of sectors with strong fundamentals, including technology, life sciences, consumer, financial services, energy & sustainability, industrials & business services
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AHMED YAHIA AL IDRISSI

CEO, Direct Investments Platform

Business Units
Technology
The Direct Investments' Technology team partners with exceptional companies and management teams to accelerate transformative growth and drive lasting global impact. With deep sector expertise and a broad global partner network, the team invests in leaders in Enterprise Software, Cybersecurity, Tech-enabled Services, and Fintech and Payments.
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Life Sciences
The Life Sciences team invests in high quality companies in the healthcare space supported by secular tailwinds with strong management teams and multiple value creation levers. Our investments in this space support growth and innovation to address unmet clinical needs, enhance access to care and reduce the cost of care to the system.
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Consumer
The Consumer team has assets across the US, Europe and Asia. It seeks to invest in businesses that are led by strong management teams having strong competitive moats in market sub segments that are growing and resilient. These include consumer services, online services, consumer health and wellness, beauty and personal care.
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Financial Services
The Financial Services team invests in and responds to structural changes in the sector. These include changes in distribution models, the digitization of financial services and products and the increase in governance, reporting and compliance requirements, in addition to opportunistic investing in case of significant dislocations.
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Industrials & Business Services
The Industrials & Business Services team targets investments in companies that are leaders in their respective markets by delivering automation and tech-enabled outsourced business services. The priority themes include transformative and enabling industrial technologies and outsourced business services.
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Energy and Sustainability
Our Energy and Sustainability team invests in businesses that enable and accelerate the global transition to "Net Zero" across verticals like clean energy, power, transportation, heavy industrials and buildings. Target companies are leaders that specialize in the supply of components, services or software to these key industries. The team also invests in businesses that deliver tangible and positive social impact tracking one or more UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in areas such as inclusive and quality education, specialized healthcare delivery and good jobs for all.
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