Affirma Capital is the newly formed, 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.
Affirma Capital helps build and nurture national and regional champions by investing in companies backed by strong management teams and founders. Throughout the management teams’ 17-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$5 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.
Founded in 2003, VinaCapital is a leading investment management and real estate development firm headquartered in Vietnam, with a diversified portfolio of USD1.8 billion in assets under management. The firm’s flagship closed-ended fund, the VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund, trades on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. Other open-ended funds include the Forum One - VCG Partners Vietnam Fund, one of Vietnam's largest UCITS-compliant funds, and the Vietnam Access Fund, as well as four domestic funds and numerous segregated accounts. VinaCapital also has joint ventures with Draper Fisher Jurvetson in venture capital, and Warburg Pincus in hospitality and lodging. VinaCapital's expertise spans a full range of asset classes including capital markets, private equity, real estate, venture capital, and fixed income.