Investing in partnerships.
Creating abundance.

ABOUT WAFRA

Wafra is an investment firm established to build long-term prosperity for asset owners around the world.  Wafra means “abundance” and for over three decades we have worked patiently and sought to creatively deliver on this promise. Wafra currently manages approximately $33 billion in assets and commitments in a variety of asset strategies from Strategic Partnerships to Consulting Services.  Behind our investment strategies are talented professionals, principally in New York and other financial centers, who bring expertise and experience to deliver strategic, reward-focused solutions. Wafra seeks to provide long-term investment return solutions that span not just years, but generations.

~$33 Billion

Assets Under Management

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News

08.10.2022

Thompson Street Announces Minority Investment by Wafra

Thompson Street Capital Partners (“Thompson Street” or the “Company”) and Wafra Inc. (“Wafra”) jointly announced today that funds managed by Wafra have acquired a strategic minority ownership interest in Thompson Street. Thompson Street is a leading middle-market private equity firm based in St. Louis focused on investing in founder-led businesses in the healthcare, technology and business and consumer services sectors.

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08.02.2022

Contract Leasing Corporation Announces Acquisition by Wafra

Contract Leasing Corporation (“CLC”), a leading regional trailer and intermodal chassis lessor, today announced its acquisition by funds advised by Wafra Inc. (“Wafra”), a global alternative investment manager. Founded in 1991 and family-owned and operated, CLC has been a trusted provider of trailing equipment and fleet management and maintenance services for over 30 years.

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07.18.2022

El Car Wash Announces Acquisition by Warburg Pincus

MIAMIJuly 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — El Car Wash (“El”), the largest and fastest growing express car wash operator in South Florida, today announced that Warburg Pincus has acquired the company from affiliates of Wafra Inc. (“Wafra”), Audrose Partners, and Fireside Investments. The investment will support El’s continued expansion and its commitment to offering best-in-class services to its customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Research

SASB | Wafra - Leveraging SASB guidance to frame ESG integration in private markets

The paper highlights how Wafra incorporates financially material ESG considerations throughout the investment process to help drive the adoption of leading ESG practices not only among Capital Constellation’s investor entrepreneurs but also across their underlying investments.

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Q2 19: The Evolution of Pension Management - Building In-House Capabilities

Diversification into alternative asset classes can provide attractive returns relative to traditional liquid portfolios, but this comes with higher fees to third-party managers.  Pensions are developing new approaches to control fees and capture return; for large, established pensions, insourcing investment teams is an attractive solution.

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2018: Introducing Confidence Building Measures to PRI Signatories

Against a backdrop of increasing usage of ESG data from both investors and companies, there are debates over the quality and veracity of this information; this report explores the implementation of confidence building measures to negate these debates.

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