India’s economy is expected to remain stable in the face of global volatility, but trouble spots remain. Investors must structure their portfolios carefully to ensure they are not caught off guard by sudden shocks
While proprietary deals are not always possible in Asian private equity, there are many ways for GPs to gain an edge even when competing with multiple bidders for the same asset
India’s economic dominance of South Asia has not translated into a firm leadership role for the region. Private equity strategies therefore vary widely across the country’s immediate geographic orbit
Samena Capital has invested in Imperativ Hospitality, an India-based budget hotel management company that operates under the Bloom Hotels brand.
Virtus Medical Holdings, a Hong Kong-based private medical services provider, has raised an $83 million round of funding from Samena Capital and Cenova Capital.
Technology is directly or indirectly redefining business models across Asia. Private equity investors must embrace change or risk seeing returns damaged as portfolio companies are disrupted
Indian GPs are increasingly attracted to platform-building strategies for adding value to their portfolio companies, but PE investors attempting this approach must be prepared to commit enough time and resources to see it through.
Private equity has proven its worth as an asset class in India, but industry participants say achieving success in the market requires a specialized approach.
With its focus on Asia and the Middle East and a roster of big-name owner-shareholders, Samena Capital is a GP with a difference. Shirish Saraf, the firm’s founder and vice chairman, explains the strategy
PIPE deals remain a significant part of private equity in India, but a slowdown in recent years has prompted investors to evaluate strategies and the place for public market deals in private portfolios
Samena Capital launched a dedicated India credit fund three years ago with $45 million in seed capital. Pavan Gupte, a managing director with the firm, explains how the middle market is evolving
Buyoed by a Series B round, Southeast Asian online grocery delivery business HappyFresh is refocusing on core markets with a view to deepening its sourcing relationships with major supermarkets
HappyFresh, a Southeast Asian online grocery delivery platform, has raised a Series B funding round led by Dubai-based private equity firm Samena Capital.
Vincent Chan, founder of China-focused GP Spring Capital, has been appointed senior managing director and head of Asia at Samena Capital.
Communication strategies are becoming more important within PE as expectations for transparency grow. GPs must demonstrate an ability to maintain the trust of a range of stakeholders, not just LPs
Asia and Middle East-focused private equity firm Samena Capital has bought a 10.29% stake in Mahindra Two Wheelers, a scooter business controlled by Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group, from Kinetic Engineering.
India's Reliance Communications is in talks with Samena Capital, and other global private equity funds, to sell a stake in Reliance Globalcom, its global communication services business.
Operating partners now form the backbone of most private equity firms, in a variety of different guises. Samena Capital’s take on this concept recognizes the importance of relationships in Asia