Markus Federle, general counsel of Samena
Capital, examines the burgeoning potential of Asia for private
IFLR speaks to Markus Federle, general counsel at
Asia-focused private equity fund Samena Capital, which operates
in India and China, sophisticated hubs such as Hong Kong and
Singapore, and frontier markets such as Vietnam and Sri Lanka.
Federle looks at the momentum-gathering trend of intra-regional
plays in Asia's markets and the view that the region is far
greater than the sum of its parts. The One Belt One Road
initiative and pan-regional transactions and strategies embody
this vision. But how does this work in practice and what are
the stumbling blocks for private equity involvement in such a
What is Samena Capital's structure and investment strategy?
Samena stands for 'subcontinent, Asia, Middle East and North
Africa,' and that is a description of the geographical remit of
our activities. Our corporate structure is...