By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 11 May 2010
Though the allure of private equity might have faded in developed markets, we at Blackhawk believe that Africa is providing golden opportunities for funds that are willing to swallow a bit more risk. It was a geographer, George Kimble, who best summe... By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 9 May 2010
We believe that despite a challenging regulatory environment, strong fundamentals in India continue to offer some highly attractive investment opportunities. After some difficult times that witnessed both the global financial crisis and an internal f... By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 7 May 2010
Although Russia is today the world’s largest producer of oil and gas, which is the primary source of its power, we at Blackhawk believe that multiple challenges in the Russian context presently impede the development of the private equity indus... By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 5 May 2010
Private equity in the MENA region is a relatively new phenomenon, although it has been an attractive funding avenue for international firms for decades. Since the oil shock of the 1970s, petrodollars have found their way back into the West, often as... By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 3 May 2010
The practice of doing business in China has come into question early this year. The disputes between Google Inc. and the Chinese government have been one factor; others have included the continued concerns raised in the West about China’s currency po... By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 1 May 2010
For all those not familiar with rollups….. A rollup is a technique used by investors where multiple small companies in the same market are acquired and merged. The principal aim of a rollup is to reduce costs through economies of scale. Rollups also...