ABAX - Adding value to global business

ABAX - Adding value to global business

ABAX Focus


  • ABAX reaffirms commitment to UK investors post Brexit

    Talking to journalists present at The Annual Debate of the Business Council for Africa in March, Nousrath Bhugeloo, ABAX Partner responsible for Business Development, highlighted the reasons for intensifying the firm’s presence in London two years after its first move into Europe. While ABAX is still eager to enhance proximity with its UK clients, Brexit is providing the Africa-focused investmen...

  • Can your business outlive its biggest threats?

    According to the Horizon Scan 2017 report issued jointly by the UK Business Continuity Institute and the British Standards Institution¹ , the top 10 threats, in terms of their likelihood, to the resilience and business continuity of organisations, are as follows: 1. Cyber-attacks (i.e. malware, phishing, denial of service) 2. Data breach (i.e. loss or theft of confidential information) 3. Un...

  • Effective communication: the move forward

    Time and experience have shown that an effective communication at work is an essential tool to build a strong company, improve workflow and enhance overall productivity. It not only helps to achieve a few valuable quick wins like employee trust, transparency, positive work environment, focused output, better productivity, integrity and responsibility among employees but it helps achieve some lo...

  • Interview of Pierre Lamboray, the co-founder of Popay

    ABAX Focus this month meets with Pierre Lamboray, the co-founder of Popay, a specialist provider of Human Resource IT solutions and services across Africa. Amongst other things, he shares with us the rationale for setting up his company’s headquarters in Mauritius and what differentiates Popay’s offering and its way of doing business from those of the biggest players in the industry.  ...

  • Richard Arlove, ABAX CEO, shares views on several aspects of cross-border investments in Africa

    In this recent interview given to the organisers of the Pension Funds & Alternative Africa Conference held in Mauritius on 14 – 16 March 2017, Richard Arlove, ABAX CEO, shares his views on several aspects of cross-border investments in Africa, including trends and challenges.   As a multi-disciplinary professional services firm with expertise in structuring and administration of...

  • Introduction to Permanent Capital Vehicles

    Although less conventional than typical Private Equity funds, Permanent Capital Vehicles (PCV) also known as evergreen structures are becoming increasingly influential in the domain of private equity. Despite its short existence, the PE industry is currently experiencing its most transformative period and General Partners (GPs) face the hassle to review existing business models that have a definit...

  • ABAX UAE bags DMCC award as it focuses on African businesses

    In February this year, ABAX UAE’s work was officially recognised by the largest free zone in the UAE when it received the DMCC Top Performing Consultant award. For the ABAX UAE team, this recognition could not come at a better time. The corporate services provider focuses on helping African companies avail of opportunities offered by the DMCC to grow their business in the Middle East as well as ...

  • Mining Indaba 2017: ABAX observations

    The 2017 Mining Indaba was notable for the new reality evident in the South African and African Mining Industry.  With the South African mining executives being highly critical of the actions of the Department of Mineral Resources which are seen to be obstructive and without good reason - to the extent that a resort to legal action was taken - fireworks were expected. Surprisingly, Minister Mo...

  • It’s all about governance

    Very often during trainings and workshops staff would ask: but what if we have applied the internal controls and still…My reply would, relentlessly, be: this is all what is expected of you. We are in the financial services sector where our business relationships are very often non-face-to-face. These internal controls have been put in place as part of an overall risk management framework and com...

  • Women on boards

    Best Practice Women on boards! A controversial topic…. and in which I will definitely not add fuel to the fire nor make any feminist statements but simply outline why more women’s involvement on boards in the corporate world should be encouraged. Despite the fact that nowadays women internationally have more access to higher education and are successful in their early career path, the ch...