Samena Capital is a principal investment group focusing on the Subcontinent, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, collectively the SAMENA region. It has raised US$1.1 billion of assets since 2008 and has returned c. US$500 million in capital from over 40 full and partial exits. Samena Capital currently manages total capital commitments of approximately US$700 million across three primary investment strategies: private equity, direct investments and credit.

Haitham Abdulkarim

VP, Investor Relations

Mudit Bali

SVP, Private Equity

Ankit Bengani


Siddharth Bhargava

MD and CIO, SC India Manager Private Limited

Vincent Chan

Senior MD and Head of Asia

Markus Federle

Senior MD, General Counsel and Head of Group Compliance

Chetan Gupta

MD - Private Equity

Pavan Gupte



Grant Harding

Group Finance and Operations Director

Ramiz Hasan



Sara Abou Khalil

Associate, Investor relations


Kenyon Lee

MD, Private Equity


Barney Lu

Associate, Private Equity

Wassim Moukahhal

MD, Private Equity


Bechara Nasr



Dushyant Sahani

Associate, Private Equity

Shirish Saraf

Co-Founder and Vice Chairman

Michael Schmidt

MD, Private Equity


Ashita Shenoy

Senior Associate - Private Equity

Maral Sivzattian

Senior Associate, Private Equity

Suraj Warrier

SVP, Credit

James Yu

VP, Private Equity

14 past transactions

Imperativ Hospitality

Series B in 2018
Bloom Hotels is an operator of a chain of hotels and restaurants providing quality hospitality services. Bloom operates a chain of hotels across India offering services like free-WiFi, breakfast, rain showers, cloud beds, and various other services, thereby providing users with comfortable rooms in a better location at affordable rates.

RAK Logistics L.L.C.

Private Equity Round in 2013
RAK Logistics L.L.C. provides freight forwarding and custom brokerage services. It manages the movement of cargo via air, land, and ocean to and from any destination worldwide. It offers NVOCC/FCL/LCL, sea freight, air freight, project and heavy load/lift, module movement, special projects freight management, domestic trucking, documentation, land transportation and logistic management, dangerous goods management, fair and exhibition, and warehousing and distribution, as well as packing, removal, and relocation services. The company is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As of year ended December 31, 2015, RAK Logistics L.L.C. operates as a subsidiary of Alliance Global Logistics Pte Ltd.


Series B in 2016
HappyFresh is an online grocery platform in South-East Asia that allows people to shop products from great grocery stores around the city at the tap of a button. It operates its own delivery fleet and staff that pick the fresh groceries from partnering supermarkets. The company was founded in 2014 and has operations in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.
Medlife is India’s value-centric company for requesting pick up of prescription so that home-delivery of medicines is made possible. The app is user-friendly and easy to use, through which you can get medicines delivered right to your doorstep & save while you do so. 3 simple steps to order from Medlife - you upload the prescription, we collect the original from your address & deliver the medicines at your doorstep. All this within a maximum span of 24 hours. They deliver in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai & Varanasi.


Series B in 2016
Anghami is a music streaming app providing unlimited Arabic and International music to stream and download for offline mode. Anghami is designed for the Middle-East and North Africa providing the largest music catalog of licensed content from the major Arabic labels such as Rotana, Melody, Mazzika, Platinum Records and many other indies. It also features the international majors EMI, Sony, Warner and Universal. Anghami is largest digital music venture ever in the Middle-East funded by multiple VC firms.

LEAP India

Series C in 2019
LEAP India Private Limited is engaged in selling and renting/pooling of pallets and foldable large containers (FLC). The company offers wooden pallets, plastic containers, wooden boxes, and metal wire mesh catering to various sectors. It also provides transportation facility to the customers for primary or secondary movement of products; inventory management; assets reconditioning and repairing services; and an online pallet management tool that allows customers to place orders, check delivery dates, view invoices, and generate reports. It serves to industries, including fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), retail, beverage, and automobile. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Mumbai, India.

Virtus Medical Holdings

Venture Round in 2018
Virtus brings together congenial health professionals from a diverse array of healthcare disciplines to provide a full range of healthcare services, from wellness and prevention to treatment and rehabilitation, for people of different ages and at different stages of the health cycle. Virtus’ priority in patient-centred care coordination can be seen through the implementation of an integrated medical tower, a custom clinic management system and a health consultant team.

Mahindra Partners

Post in 2014
Established in 2010, Mahindra Partners is the private equity & corporate venture capital arm of the Mahindra Group. With assets under management of over USD 1 BN, their current investments span logistics, healthcare and renewables among other sectors. The portfolio and team is placed across India and Silicon Valley in the US. Partners USA invests into early stage, venture backed technology startups and their current US portfolio includes Avaamo and Cloudleaf.

RAK Ceramics

Post in 2014
RAK Ceramics is one of the ceramics’ brands in the world. Specialising in ceramic and gres porcelain wall and floor tiles and sanitaryware.

Tejas Networks India

Private Equity Round in 2016
Tejas Networks India, Ltd. develops optical transmission products and solutions. It offers Ethernet over SDH/SONET products, carrier Ethernet over NG-SDH/SONET, carrier Ethernet switching equipment, generation optical transport equipment, C/DWDM access platforms, Ethernet cards, multi-service provisioning platforms, bandwidth provisioning equipment, and SDH/SONET multiplexer equipment. The company provides software solutions, including TejEMS, an element management system that provides integrated management of network elements in an intelligent optical network; and TejNES, an embedded network element software suite resident in each network element provides control and management of individual network elements. It also offers various services, including network planning, design, and optimization; network installation, commissioning, testing, and program management; customer support and post sales activities; and training, and system integration. The company's products are used in various applications, including access networks, regional backbone, wireless backhaul, Ethernet LAN over SDH WAN, customer premise equipment, multiple-ADMs, and wideband DXC. It serves carriers/ service providers, Internet service providers/cable MSOs, Utilities, PTTs, cellular operators, and original equipment manufacturers. The company was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

Flemingo International Ltd

Private Equity Round in 2014
Flemingo International Ltd operates duty free retail stores at airports, borders, downtown, seaports, and the United Nations commissary worldwide. It also operates duty free inflight supply, convenience stores, food and beverage, duty paid and diplomatic duty free stores, boutique stores, F&B outlets, and luxury retail outlets in airports. Flemingo International Ltd was founded in 1997 and is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with additional operations in Asia, Africa, and Europe.


Series C in 2019
HappyFresh is an online grocery platform in South-East Asia that allows people to shop products from great grocery stores around the city at the tap of a button. It operates its own delivery fleet and staff that pick the fresh groceries from partnering supermarkets. The company was founded in 2014 and has operations in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.


Private Equity Round in 2018
Softlogic is a dynamic and reputed conglomerates in domestic growth oriented sectors such as ICT, Healthcare, Retail, Financial Services, Automobiles and Leisure.

Ballarpur Industries Limited

Private Equity Round in 2011
Ballarpur Industries (BILT) is the paper and pulp manufacturer of writing and printing (W&P) paper.