Abraaj Group

Mustafa Abdel-Wadood: $1.9M Fine & Ban

Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of $1,927,495 and a prohibition on Mustafa Ahmed Talaat Abdel-Wadood, a former senior manager of the Abraaj Group who "pleaded guilty" to criminal charges at federal court in New York.

Ashish Dave: $1.7M Fine & Industry Ban

Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of $1.7 million and financial industry ban on Ashish Bhrugu Dave regarding his conduct as Chief Financial Officer of the Abraaj Group.

Neoma Manager (Mauritius) Ltd. v. Abraaj ABOF IV Ltd. et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in Neoma Manager (Mauritius) Ltd., as manager of Neoma Private Equity Fund IV L.P v. Abraaj ABOF IV Limited, Mark Longbottom and Geoffrey Varga, as Trustees of the creditors or members of ABOF IV Fund Investor Limited (Dissolved); Columbus Ventures Limited, acting by its Joint Receivers, Mark Shaw, Sarah Rayment, and Russell Smith; Mena Finance Holdings, Mena Vehicle Limited, acting by its Joint Receivers, Mark Shaw, Sarah Rayment, and Russell Smith; Perfect Holding Limited, Sahara Ventures Limited, Sea Shell Investments Limited, and Abraaj General Partner VIII Limited, as General Partner of Neoma Private Equity Fund IV L.P. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Neoma Manager (Mauritius) Ltd. v. Neoma Global Growth Markets Fund (B) LP et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in Neoma Manager (Mauritius) Limited, as the Manager of Neoma Private Equity Fund IV LP v. Neoma Global Growth Markets Fund (B) LP, Bicorp S.A.L., of Lebanon; Crown Global Secondaries III Plc, of Ireland; Falcon Flight LLC, of New York, NY; Raghida Ghandour, of Dubai, and The Public Institution for Social Security, of Kuwait, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Mustafa Abdel-Wadood: Industry Ban

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing an industry ban on Mustafa Abdel Wadood, described as a citizen of Egypt, for "the misappropriation of fund assets from one private equity fund client of the Abraaj Group and an offering fraud against investors in another Abraaj fund".

Spinneys Holdings Ltd.: ‘Court Supervision’ Petition

Petition for Court Supervision of a Voluntary Liquidation in the matter of Spinneys Holdings Limited (in Voluntary Liquidation), "was to act as an investment vehicle for the ABRAAJ private equity group in respect of its investment in an Egyptian supermarket chain, Spinneys Egypt", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar v. ABRAAJ Holdings et al: Complaint

Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim for at least $267 million alleging "systematic fraud" in Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar, of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates v. ABRAAJ Holdings (in Official Liquidation), GHF General Partner Limited, as General Partner of GHF Fund LP, formerly Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund LP, and GHF Fund (B) LP, formerly Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund (B) LP; The GHF Group Limited, formerly The Abraaj Healthcare Group Limited, and Abraaj General Partner VIII Limited, as General Partner of Neoma Private Equity Fund IV LP, formerly Abraaj Private Equity Fund IV LP, all of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Abraaj Holdings v. The GHF Group Ltd.: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons by Simon Conway, Michael Jervis, and Mohammed Farzadi, as Joint Official Liquidators of Abraaj Holdings (in Official Liquidation) v. The GHF Group Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

ABRAAJ Investment Management Ltd. v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by the Joint Official Liquidators of ABRAAJ Investment Management Limited, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Bank of America, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Citibank, N.A., Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch; Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, Goldman Sachs and Co., HSBC Bank USA, N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Mashreqbank PSC, New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank US, a.k.a. Standard Chartered Bank, New York Branch; Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, New York Branch; Société Generale North America; BNP Paribas USA Inc.; Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, New York Branch, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch; and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in "contemplated proceedings" regarding an alleged $385 million fraud by Pakistan citizen Asif Masood Naqvi at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

GHF Group Ltd. et al v. Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons regarding a "loan in the amount of US$200 million" in The GHF Group Limited, formerly known as ABRAAJ Healthcare Group Limited, and GHF General Partner Limited, in its capacity as General Partner of GHF Fund LP, formerly known as ABRAAJ Growth Markets Health Fund LP v. Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar, of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates; ABRAAJ Investment Management Limited (in Official Liquidation), and ABRAAJ Holdings (in Official Liquidation) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Abraaj Capital Ltd.: Winding Up Order

Winding-Up Order regarding Abraaj Capital Limited (in Provisional Liquidation) at the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts.

Abraaj Capital Ltd.: Fine

Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority regarding a fine imposed on Abraaj Capital Limited (in Provisional Liquidation), of Dubai.

Abraaj Investment Management Ltd.: Fine

Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority regarding a fine imposed on Abraaj Investment Management Limited (in Provisional Liquidation), of the Cayman Islands.

Butterfield Fiduciary Services (Cayman) Ltd. v. Syed Arif Masood Naqvi et al: Originating Summons

Ex Parte On Notice Originating Summons in Butterfield Fiduciary Services (Cayman) Limited, as Trustee of the Orchid II Trust v. Syed Arif Masood Naqvi, founder of the Abraaj Group and a convicted fraudster in the United Arab Emirates; Fayeeza Naqvi, Syed Ashan Ali Naqvi, and Syed Faaris Ali Naqvi, as Members of the Family Committee of the Orchid II Trust, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Duff & Phelps MD sues ABRAAJ Investment Management in Cayman

Duff & Phelps officer Mark Skelton, who has apparently been hired to recover assets by investors in a fund managed by $956 million-insolvent ABRAAJ Investment Management, has taken legal action in the Cayman Islands in an attempt to gain access to corporate records.

USA v. Arif Naqvi et al: Superseding Indictment

Superseding Indictment in USA v. Arif Naqvi, Waqar Siddique, Rafique Lakhani, Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, Ashish Dave, and Sivendran Vettivetpillai at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. ABRAAJ Investment Management Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. ABRAAJ Investment Management Limited, of the Cayman Islands, and Arif Naqvi, a Pakistani national, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

ABRAAJ General Partner VIII Ltd. v. ABRAAJ SPV 124 Ltd. et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in ABRAAJ General Partner VIII Limited, on behalf of Abraaj Private Equity Fund IV LP, Abraaj Buyout Fund IV (S) LP, and, derivatively, Mocha Education Holdings LP, v. ABRAAJ SPV 124 Limited, ADV 1 Limited, EDU MENA Holdings Cooperatief UA, and Thebes BV at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Cayman Court unseals dozens of cases after OffshoreAlert exposé

In the first seven months of this year alone, the international business court of the Cayman Islands concealed 21 insolvency petitions in which the liabilities collectively exceeded $1.2 billion, including five against companies listed on foreign stock exchanges. Their existence is only now known because the Court unsealed dozens of cases after OffshoreAlert's exposé of its draconian secrecy practices.