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Ex-Pentagon Matchmaker opens Pritzker-backed firm for Iraq deals

Jason Kelly reports for Bloomberg Businessweek:

Paul Brinkley, the former U.S. Defense Department official who sought to attract companies to Iraq and Afghanistan, started an investment and advisory firm with backing from billionaire Thomas Pritzker.

Nawah LLC will initially seek to invest in Iraqi companies while advising clients looking to do business in the country and throughout North Africa and Central Asia, Brinkley said in an interview. Brinkley, who left the Pentagon in July, is chief executive officer, with Pritzker serving as chairman.

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