The Founding Partners of Affirma Capital from L to R: Gilbert Zeng, Taeyub Kim, Taimoor Labib, Nainesh Jaisingh, Udai Dhawan, Ivo Philipps, Ronald Tamale

Affirma Capital is a 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.

We help build and nurture national and regional champions by investing in companies backed by strong management teams and founders. Throughout our 17 year history of investing in emerging markets, we have deployed over US$5.5 billion in 90+ 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.

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