Private equity firms discover Myanmar

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Alisher Ali, founder and chairman of Silk Road Capital

Mongolia-based Silk Road Capital has set up one of the first private equity investment banking firms in Myanmar, Mandalay Capital.

The company said that the new Myanmar-dedicated venture has been set up to advice international clients and partners on their planned investments in Myanmar as well as build relationships with Myanmar institutions and companies and assist them with capital raising and strategic advisory.

“We are confident that Mandalay Capital will be effective in helping Myanmar companies in raising capital in Asia as well as internationally.  We also hope that our firm will make a positive contribution to the development of capital markets in Myanmar in years to come,” said Alisher Ali, Founder and Chairman of Silk Road Finance.

Silk Road Finance is headquartered in Ulanbataar, Mongolia’s capital, with the $30 million Mongolia Human Capital Fund, the first Mongolia-focused private equity and venture capital  fund, being one of its largest assets. It also is an adviser to the Quam Silkroad Mongolia Fund, the first liquid investment fund primarily focused on Mongolia-related stocks in international exchanges. It also owns seven equity indices focused on Central and South Asia, Australia and Iraq.

The company’s subsidiary Eurasia Capital provides capital raising, cross border merger and acqusition advisory, sales and  trading and research services to local, regional and international clients. Another subsidiary, Silk Road Management, focuses on investing in high-growth frontier markets including Mongolia, Myanmar and Mozambique.

The newly set-up Myanmar company Mandalay Capital acts as an investment banking firm, advising Myanmar companies on raising capital in Asia as well as internationally and offering investors access to a investment opportunities in Myanmar. The firm provides capital raising, project development, strategic advisory and research services to Myanmar and international clients. Mandalay Capital is currently building a Yangon-based team with a focus on sourcing, structuring and closing Myanmar-related deals and investment projects.

Other private equity firms that have expressed interest in Myanmar are London-based and Kuwaiti-funded TLG Capital and Charlemagne Capital from the UK as well as Cube Capital and Leopard Capital, both from Hong Kong, who are among other Asian private equity firms lining up nearly $500 million aimed at Myanmar, hoping to tap into its rich natural resources and fill its infrastructure void.

Among the homegrown private equity firms in Myanmar is Bagan Capital, an investment and advisory firm focused solely on the developing opportunities in Myanmar, operating from offices in Hong Kong and Yangon.

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Alisher Ali, founder and chairman of Silk Road Capital

Mongolia-based Silk Road Capital has set up one of the first private equity investment banking firms in Myanmar, Mandalay Capital.

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Alisher Ali, founder and chairman of Silk Road Capital

Mongolia-based Silk Road Capital has set up one of the first private equity investment banking firms in Myanmar, Mandalay Capital.

The company said that the new Myanmar-dedicated venture has been set up to advice international clients and partners on their planned investments in Myanmar as well as build relationships with Myanmar institutions and companies and assist them with capital raising and strategic advisory.

“We are confident that Mandalay Capital will be effective in helping Myanmar companies in raising capital in Asia as well as internationally.  We also hope that our firm will make a positive contribution to the development of capital markets in Myanmar in years to come,” said Alisher Ali, Founder and Chairman of Silk Road Finance.

Silk Road Finance is headquartered in Ulanbataar, Mongolia’s capital, with the $30 million Mongolia Human Capital Fund, the first Mongolia-focused private equity and venture capital  fund, being one of its largest assets. It also is an adviser to the Quam Silkroad Mongolia Fund, the first liquid investment fund primarily focused on Mongolia-related stocks in international exchanges. It also owns seven equity indices focused on Central and South Asia, Australia and Iraq.

The company’s subsidiary Eurasia Capital provides capital raising, cross border merger and acqusition advisory, sales and  trading and research services to local, regional and international clients. Another subsidiary, Silk Road Management, focuses on investing in high-growth frontier markets including Mongolia, Myanmar and Mozambique.

The newly set-up Myanmar company Mandalay Capital acts as an investment banking firm, advising Myanmar companies on raising capital in Asia as well as internationally and offering investors access to a investment opportunities in Myanmar. The firm provides capital raising, project development, strategic advisory and research services to Myanmar and international clients. Mandalay Capital is currently building a Yangon-based team with a focus on sourcing, structuring and closing Myanmar-related deals and investment projects.

Other private equity firms that have expressed interest in Myanmar are London-based and Kuwaiti-funded TLG Capital and Charlemagne Capital from the UK as well as Cube Capital and Leopard Capital, both from Hong Kong, who are among other Asian private equity firms lining up nearly $500 million aimed at Myanmar, hoping to tap into its rich natural resources and fill its infrastructure void.

Among the homegrown private equity firms in Myanmar is Bagan Capital, an investment and advisory firm focused solely on the developing opportunities in Myanmar, operating from offices in Hong Kong and Yangon.

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