About Us

Innovative Emerging and Frontier markets strategy built on the pillars of entrepreneurial culture and best-in-class institutional structure.

Overview

Duet Private Equity

Duet Private Equity was established in 2003 by Henry Gabay.

The Duet Private Equity team has a strong track record of sourcing, structuring, executing, managing and creating value. In each instance, the Duet team has invested on behalf of a host of blue-chip investors and strategic partners, including leading pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, European DFIs, established family offices in Europe and the United States.

Duet’s ability to create and execute on high quality, proprietary private equity transactions across Emerging and Frontier markets is based on its ability to blend classic merchant banking practises with a traditional and robust private equity approach and track record.

Innovative Strategy

Duet Private Equity’s innovative Emerging and Frontier markets strategy is built on the pillars of having both an entrepreneurial culture as well as a best-in-class institutional structure.

Duet has built alliances with best-in-class strategic partners to leverage a vast network of local experience.

These Industrial Partners bring additional support to our Investment Teams and ensure that the highest standards of governance and operational oversight are incorporated and maintained at each stage of the Transactions’ development.

Innovative Strategy

Duet Private Equity’s innovative Emerging and Frontier markets strategy is built on the pillars of having both an entrepreneurial culture as well as a best-in-class institutional structure.

Duet has built alliances with best-in-class strategic partners to leverage a vast network of local experience. These Industrial Partners bring additional support to our Investment Teams and ensure that the highest standards of governance and operational oversight are incorporated and maintained at each stage of the Transactions’ development.

Overview

Duet Private Equity ESG

Why we take sustainable investing seriously

Good ESG management indicates good company management. ESG factors affect commercial success – Investors require transparency about our investments and how we manage them. Our assessments may result in divestment. In line with our ESG principles, Duet will not invest in companies whose income is derived from tobacco, defense or gambling.

approach

Our three pillar approach to sustainable investing:

Case Study

Case Study: Exclusion of Tobacco Companies in Africa

In most countries, the percentage of smokers vs. total population has shrunk since the year 2000. This sluggish growth in developed markets has prompted locally based companies to take advantage of lower levels of regulations and excise taxes in Africa by increasing advertising of tobacco products as incomes have risen. Of the 27 countries in the world whose smoking rates have risen over the past 15 years, 17 are in Africa. Due to the far-reaching and long-term implications for people’s health and well-being, we feel this industry is unethical and thus we do not invest in it.

Duet does not invest in Tobacco, Gambling and Defence companies in any region.

Case Study

Case Study: Exclusion of Tobacco Companies in Africa

In most countries, the percentage of smokers vs. total population has shrunk since the year 2000. This sluggish growth in developed markets has prompted locally based companies to take advantage of lower levels of regulations and excise taxes in Africa by increasing advertising of tobacco products as incomes have risen. Of the 27 countries in the world whose smoking rates have risen over the past 15 years, 17 are in Africa. Due to the far-reaching and long-term implications for people’s health and well-being, we feel this industry is unethical and thus we do not invest in it.

Duet does not invest in Tobacco, Gambling and Defence companies in any region.