We provide access to direct investment opportunities across all sectors within the most dynamic geographies.Our portfolio stretches across the US, GCC and India ranging from early-stage VC investing to late-stage Pre-IPO.
We are a premier firm with extensive expertise in sourcing late-stage technology enabled, highly disruptive industry leaders at the cusp of revolutionizing their industry.
Purchase of a block of shares in a private company prior to its eventual listing on a public exchange, which could take place in 1-3 years.
This de-risks positions in high growth, path-to-profitability companies and increases the velocity of investor returns due to predictable IPO times.
Price of shares purchased beyond Series D/E/F (late stage) at pre-IPO, provides the potential to realise higher returns upon a public listing.
We present deeply-evaluated opportunities to invest with a driven leadership based on long-term cash flow clarity, along with the disruptive product/service.
Meghna Agrawal, has 7 years of experience in corporate finance industry. Currently she is a part of our investment banking and private equity team focused on creating long term value for our clients as a Senior Analyst.
Prior to ASAS Capital Ltd, she worked as a Finance controller in UAE’s largest airline “Emirates Airlines” and E&Y.
She is a CFA charter holder and a qualified ACCA
Rajesh is a Chartered Accountant and an Executive MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai, India and have over 22 years of experience, including more than 16 years relevant experience in Investment Advisory and Portfolio Management.
Key competency areas are equity research, portfolio management, data analysis with deep understanding of business requirements in various international environments; well versed with regulatory requirements for financial services in different geographies such as India, UAE, Cayman Islands, and Mauritius.
Goneta, prior to her place in the Asas Team, spent over a decade at UBS in roles such as Trade Date Services, Fixed Income & Structured Products, JUNA Financial Products, Fixed Income Execution Trading and Securities, Specialist B4B Settlements & Implementation. She was furthermore the client Service Officer at Artorius Wealth, Zurich.
She holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW, Switzerland and speaks French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and Albanian.
Sana Javed, has an experience of 13 years in the finance, corporate and private banking in the GCC region. Currently she is a part of our investment banking and private equity team focused on creating long term value for our clients as an Associate Director.
Prior to Asas Capital LTD, she was Finance Manager at Alghanim Industries a Kuwait based conglomerate, in Corporate banking with Citibank, MCB Bank, Mashreq Bank and Emirates NBD bank at various relationship management roles.
She holds a degree is Accounting and finance from Lahore University of Management Science in Lahore, Pakistan
Mangesh has over 25 years experience in financial services in UAE and India. He has worked for prestigious banks such as Standard Chartered Bank, BNP Paribas and Emirates NBD in Dubai. He was the Head of Priority Banking at SCB and BNP Paribas. At Emirates NBD Private Banking, he led a team of private bankers catering to the NRI segment and subsequently became Head of the Institutional Investor Group.
Mangesh has wide experience in investment products, financial advisory and wealth management. He holds a Masters in Management Studies from Mumbai University.
Sanjeev leads the Private Wealth Management business at Asas Capital. He has over 28 years of experience in Wealth Management, Banking, and Operations with Standard Chartered Bank and RAKBank. His most recent role was part of the Leadership Team at RAKBank.
Sanjeev has been instrumental in launching new businesses as well as restructuring and turning around businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Delhi.
Matein has 25 years of experience in international capital markets as an advisor to family offices and fund managers. He has worked for investment banks/hedge funds in New York, Chicago, London, and Geneva. In addition, he has been the CIO of a technology fund in San Francisco, a royal investment office in Dubai and a public insurance company listed on the DFM.
Matein has four degrees in finance, economics and international relations from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He writes capital markets advisory columns for Khaleej Times, Gulf Business and Oman Economic Review and was awarded ICAEW prize for excellence in financial journalism, December 2011. He was also selected by MENA Fund magazine in MENA Power List, 50 most influential fund managers in the Middle East.
Himanshu has 15 years of experience in investment management across asset classes. He has been with Asas since its inception managing the proprietary equity investments and has executed numerous private equity transactions. Currently he heads our investment and advisory teams focused on creating long term value for our clients.
Prior to Asas Capital, Himanshu worked as a portfolio manager in India’s largest financial services company, Kotak Securities with over USS$ 400 million assets under management. He also held analyst roles in reputable firms like CNBC and Bank of Baroda. He is a CFA charter holder and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from IBS Hyderabad.
Riyad has over 15 years of successful experience in Capital markets and Private Equity Investments. Prior to this, he was the CEO and Co-Founder of Sahara Global Investment, a propriety investment company based in Dubai. Riyad started his career working in the family business running for 50 years based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The business has interests in retail, trading, real estate, and hospitality. Moving to Dubai, he made a move into investment banking starting at HSBC and then setting up Sahara Global Investment. He holds a degree in Bachelor of Economics and completed his MBA from The American University of Sharjah and is a member of Boards in a number of companies in Saudi, UAE, and the Middle East.