Simon Clark, Wall Street Journal

Simon Clark

Wall Street Journal

United Kingdom

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Recent articles by Simon:

Give Us Your Rich: Europe Tells the U.K.

As rich people in the U.K. fret over Brexit and the possibility of an avowed socialist coming to power, Italy and other European countries are slashing taxes to tempt the jet set to relocate. → Read More

Abraaj break-up sees Actis take over more buyout funds

Abraaj’s collapse has provided opportunities for its former rivals → Read More

Abraaj handed record $315m penalty by Dubai regulator

Regulator imposes its largest ever fine, saying Abraaj misused investors’ funds and provided misleading information → Read More

U.S. Investment in African University Fails as China Advances

The failure of a university project in Ghana marked a high-profile setback for U.S. government efforts to counter China’s growing investment influence in Africa. → Read More

Former Abraaj executive pleads guilty to racketeering and fraud

Mustafa Abdel-Wadood says he ‘should have walked away’ from the once-prominent Dubai-based private equity firm → Read More

Abraaj Founder Arif Naqvi Accused of Misappropriating More Than $250 Million in New Indictment

U.S. prosecutors accused Abraaj Group founder Arif Naqvi of misappropriating more than $250 million in a widening investigation into the world’s biggest failed private-equity firm. → Read More

Asset manager Ardian buys record $5bn private equity portfolio

Transaction comes as the market for secondary stakes in private equity funds booms → Read More

Third Abraaj executive arrested in London

Sev Vettivetpillai has been arrested for extradition to the US → Read More

Third Abraaj Executive Arrested

A third former Abraaj Group executive has been arrested in London following last year’s collapse of the largest private-equity firm in emerging markets. → Read More

Abraaj Founder Accused of Fraud as U.S. Seeks Extradition

Abraaj Group founder Arif Naqvi was arrested in the U.K. after U.S. prosecutors requested his extradition as part of a sprawling criminal case against the architect of what was the largest private-equity firm in emerging markets before it collapsed last year. → Read More

Abraaj Founder Charged With Fraud in U.S.

The founder of insolvent private-equity firm Abraaj Group was charged in the U.S. with defrauding investors by misappropriating more than $230 million from a health-care fund. → Read More

How Abraaj slipped between the cracks for global regulators

Firm had complex structure with entities in Mauritius, the Cayman Islands and other jurisdictions → Read More

Blackstone retreats from Africa investment plan

The world’s largest private-equity firm has pulled back from a pledge to invest $2.5bn through an African infrastructure company called Black Rhino → Read More

Blackstone Retreats From Africa Investment Plan

Blackstone Group, the world’s largest private-equity firm, has pulled back on a plan to invest billions of dollars across Africa, the latest U.S. investor to temper its ambitions on the continent. → Read More

U2’s Bono and TPG Launch Company to Measure ‘Impact Investments’

Bono and TPG are teaming up to try to prove that investments meant to benefit society at large do what they purport to do. → Read More

Former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown Joins Private-Equity Firm

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is following the well-trodden path from politics to private equity. He will advise Switzerland’s Partners Group on so-called impact investments. → Read More

Liquidators for Troubled Investor Unable to Find Key Financial Statements

Liquidators for Abraaj Group said they have been unable to find key financial statements for the troubled private-equity firm and have identified what they consider unusual borrowing practices involving $1 billion of defaulted debt. → Read More

Interpol Foundation Suspends Embattled Founder of Private-Equity Firm

The fundraising foundation of international police organization Interpol has suspended the embattled founder of Dubai-based private-equity firm Abraaj Group from its board as he faces an arrest warrant. → Read More

KPMG was a key witness as investment firm Abraaj unraveled

Investors have accused the Dubai-based private equity firm of using money from its funds for purposes that were not sanctioned → Read More

Abraaj to sell some fund management businesses to Colony Capital

Firm previously told investors it would use proceeds from the sale to pay back money borrowed from the fund → Read More