Where do we invest?
We invest in companies with disruptive business models that create new markets, implement innovation in business processes, and have the potential to rapidly expand and scale.
Whilst we are sector and size-agnostic, we have a preference for technology and tech-enabled businesses. Our investment pipeline comprises of early growth stage firms looking to raise capital and strategic management support.
How do we invest?
Once we determine that a business is scalable, we make sure that the founders are dynamic and open-minded. In many instances, we begin engaging with businesses long before we consider investing.
We take up significant minority stakes between 10% to 49%. We use ordinary & preference shares, debt and purchase order as instruments. Our approach includes on-boarding co-investment partners that can bring additional value to the investee firm.
When needed, we provide technical support for better governance, risk management, strategic advisory, and business networks.
What do we seek?
We focus on helping our investee firms grow to be leading companies in their sectors within 5-7 years.
We expect reasonable financial returns on our investments through strategic sale or public listing. In some cases, the founders/sponsors may be required to provide us exits. We also seek to measure our returns in terms of environmental and social impact that our partners create.
Over the years, we have established a track record of positive exits from all our investments.
Our key shareholders and partners have demonstrated track records in their respective fields, as well as years of experience in establishing and scaling businesses in Nepal. The management team is made up of young professionals who have prior experience managing investments, from deal sourcing and structuring to exiting.
Our team's experience spans practical aspects of a wide range of fields, including legal, accounting, finance, marketing, on-the-ground operations, strategy, technology, and data.
We manage our investments hands-on. That is where the bulk of our experience comes from. That is what forms our core. Throughout our investment, from screening till exit, we work directly with the companies at all levels, from strategic to the tactical.
Besides, making and managing our own investments, we do the same for our co-investment partners. We loop them in, or loop ourselves into deals coming from the other side, as they surface. We complete the deal screening, negotiation and structuring and manage the investment through to exit for our co-investment partners.
We also provide our investment management services, according to their investment framework, to our partners without us co-investing.
Strength and Synergy
While we are deploying and managing our own investments, we have not lost sight of the strength and synergies that co-investments can bring to the table.
Not only do we share the opportunities and challenges faced in an investment, when co-investing, but we also allocate resources and channel expert mentorship and guidance to sectors and investment prospects which are likely to provide both greater yield as well as create a way forward for emerging technologies, and trends.
We believe that our end to end experience with scaling early to growth stage companies in the backdrop of the legal, regulatory and market frameworks of Nepal will prove time and energy saving for the uninitiated investors looking to invest their money into Nepali companies.
Advisory and Consulting
What do we offer?
We provide advisory and consulting services to companies of all stages and sizes: start-ups to corporate houses to listed companies.
The services we provide encompass multiple domains including strategy, accounting, finances, marketing, operations, human resources, technology, data and more.
Some of the specific services that we provide include: fundraising, including both sell-side and buy-side, advisory, business valuation, pitch documentation, mergers and acquisition, due-diligence analysis, accounts advisory, and internal audit. Besides these, we also provide customized advisory and consulting services as required by our clients.
Why do we offer?
The story of our advisory and consulting services is closely linked with the story of our investments.
To overcome the dearth of investment-ready early to growth stage companies, we started Enterprise Nepal Business Accelerator Program in 2014 to help businesses streamline their approach to doing business and become bankable.
Many companies graduating from our programs have structured themselves better and are taking strides in the market. We see that many more companies, including large businesses, need support to improve governance and management bandwidth in general.
Our relationship with our advisory and consulting clients goes beyond a client-vendor relationship.
Two of our current investments started out as advisory and consulting clients and some of the clients have also joined us as co-investment partners. As such, advisory and consulting contracts also help us identify and orient potential investees and partnership.
Our approach to advisory and consulting, therefore, is not always driven by revenues. They often have overarching possibilities of, and present avenues for, broader and deeper partnerships.