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Sidra Capital holds first close of Asia-Pacific PE co-investment strategy with BlackRock Alternatives

Sidra Capital, a Saudi based alternative asset manager, in partnership with BlackRock Alternatives, has held the first close of the Sidra-BlackRock Asia-Pacific Private Equity Strategy. The bespoke strategy looks to provide investors with unique Shari’ah compliant private equity opportunities in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

The strategy leverages BlackRock’s established GP network and strong deal flow to access leading managers with compelling transactions. The strategy is structured to provide investors with a diversified exposure to the APAC region. APAC comprises of countries located in the East, South, and Southeast Asia as well as Australia and Oceania.

APAC private equity has consistently outperformed its public market peers in the past 5-, 10-, and 20-year periods. APAC PE deal activity was up 50% to USD 296 billion in 2021 with China and India contributing the most to the deal volume (43% and 21%, respectively), followed by South Korea.

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