Affirma Capital

Affirma Capital is an independent emerging market private equity firm owned and operated by the long-standing senior leadership of Standard Chartered Private Equity. We manage over US$3.5 billion in assets for leading global limited partners and sovereign wealth funds.

We help build and nurture national and regional champions by investing in companies backed by strong management teams and founders. Throughout our 19 year history of investing in emerging markets, we have deployed over US$6 billion in 100+ companies across Asia, Africa and the Middle East and have returned over US$6 billion in cash proceeds to our investors at highly attractive rates of return. Our senior leadership spent over 10 years working together at Standard Chartered Private Equity prior to founding Affirma Capital.

Our investment philosophy, focused on selective origination, disciplined deal structuring and intensive portfolio management, has helped us build a superior track record with realized returns at a significant premium to the MSCI Emerging markets index.


Nainesh Jaisingh
Nainesh Jaisingh Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer Affirma Capital
Winston Mandrawa
Winston Mandrawa Director, Co-Head Asean Affirma Capital
Thuy Dropsey
Thuy Dropsey Executive Director, Co-Head Asean Affirma Capital