Samena Capital interview: intra-regional plays in Asia

Author: | Published: 26 Jan 2018

Markus Federle, general counsel of Samena Capital, examines the burgeoning potential of Asia for private equity investors

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 disparate region?

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...