We are an international investment holding company with a global portfolio investing in 6 sectors. DSA provides investment capital, unique business development skills and strategic advice to assist companies improve their value creation thesis in these sectors via its global network of strategic relationships. We embrace technology to accelerate our returns.
The DSA Group of companies is an international investment holding company that provide investment capital, unique business development skills with global reach. We provide strategic consultancy to assist companies driving their value creation thesis by beginning with the end in mind. We use a goal oriented approach to provide solutions. We have a strong global network of strategic relationships and use our technology partners where required to accelerate returns of our portfolio companies.
Our philosophy is relationship driven and by collaborating with us 1+1=11. We are value accretive from the onset. Our capital base is a collation of limited partners and general partners collectively managing over $10 billion.
Our current investment portfolio includes companies in Technology, Healthcare and Energy and Mining covering upstream, midstream and downstream activities.
DSA’s collaborative approach to investing and strategic consulting is with a network of limited partners. Our success is rooted in over twenty years of transactional experience, both as investor and a trusted strategic consultant across multiple sectors in both developed and emerging markets. DSA deploys its proprietary capital alongside our co-investors. The DSA team has global experience originating, structuring and executing over $15bn in transactions throughout Europe, Africa, The Americas, Middle East and Asia.
We are Conscious and Collaborative Capitalists.
Our promise to all partners is that by collaborating with us, we ensure 1 + 1 = 11.
To be a profitable, socially conscious corporate entity that builds collaborative networks and eco-systems with global entrepreneurial leaders.
We operate according to six core values: Collaboration, Entrepreneurship, Education, Impact, Respect & Humility.
The nucleus of our strategy is our continuous focus on human capital, which is the most crucial component to ensure the desired outcome in all endeavors. This focus allows us to provide greater returns with our financial capital by ensuring that our human capital is always aligned with our social and intellectual capital. Collaborative and Conscious capitalism at work!
Value creation only comes from having the right people as:
- Management teams and board of directors;
- Advisory board representatives;
- Local partners in host countries;
- Financial partners (including the correct type of finance – i.e. development banks or PE investors/mezzanine funds);
- Proper representation on boards and committees.
Our investment thesis is based on population growth and by focusing on these 6 sectors:
MANOJ NARENDER MADNANI
Chief Executive Officer
DR. MANIKANDA ARUNACHALAM MD
Healthcare & Technology Partner
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Investment Officer
Investments: The principal investment division of the group partners with co-investors in managing the full transaction cycle from origination to execution, operating with complete discretion and the highest standards of corporate governance. Our goal in such partnerships is to proactively structure deals with clear, positive outcomes for both parties in mind.
We are also always open to doing business with idea generators who can help us recognize potential new investments and business opportunities. We take pride in being efficient with both your time and ours by evaluating and responding with indications of interest promptly.
We concentrate on a limited number of investments as we take an active role in each through board and committee representation as well as supporting management to develop strategy and oversight controls. Our principal focus aside from returns whilst overseeing each investment is to monitor delivery and execution of strategy, whilst ensuring the highest level of transparency and adherence to strict corporate governance. We also invest considerable time monitoring market conditions of our portfolio companies and constantly look to innovate capital structures.
The commitments from our co-investor and limited partner network is over USD 10 billion worth of equity and debt.
Consultancy: Our consultancy division is an integrated management consultancy and our success is rooted in over twenty years of transactional experience, both as investor and advisor across multiple sectors in both developed and emerging markets. The DSA team has originated, structured and executed over $15bn in transactions that span Eastern Europe, pan Africa, North America, Middle East, South Asia, Latin America and the Far East.
DSA Group DMCC provides tailored consultancy solutions combined with global distribution to emerging and established families and corporations that require independent, creative, tactical solutions with absolute discretion. We focus on business development with clear outcomes in mind.
Foundation: The DSA Foundation focuses on developing Human Capital with dignity by providing educational and training opportunities that allows one to improve and create their own intellectual and social capital leading to financial independence.
DSA has a tradition in giving back to communities through the DSA Foundation which supports charitable activities globally. Current initiatives include water projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and education projects in India. Currently DSA is working with The Kletjian Foundation from Boston, USA which has a vision of providing timely surgical care to all and the Glasgow Caledonian University in building nursing capacity in Africa targeted in Tanzania.
The DSA team is drawing down on its vast amount of board experience, corporate structuring, project management and proprietary origination of local partners to assist in the execution of this vision.
Learn more: www.dsa-foundation.org
Sale of VW brands import licenses for Poland to VW Group €200,000,000. Exit @ 10x return for shareholder.
Chippewa Capital Partners, Preferred Bidder of Mesabi. Metalics – $250,000,000 Equity Commitment.
Neconde Energy, Nigeria based oil production company. $1,200,000,000 Entry & Exit + Debt finance.
SME Capital, Growth Equity. $1,500,000 Principal Investment.
Real Estate in Asia, America, ME & Europe. Undisclosed Various entries and exits.
Saudi Family Office
Saudi Arabian family acquisition in GCC power sector. Undisclosed Financial consultancy.
Sale of 2 Blocks Offshore Namibia. Shell acquired 90% stake in the two blocks.
Swap of Polish FMCG company into 4% of SABMiller. $1,100,000,000 Equity Swap & usage of derivatives.
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Operations Centre: DSA Group DMCC,
Level 28 G & H, Silver Tower, Cluster I,
Jumeirah Lake Towers, P.O. Box 393324, Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: +971 4 3300672, Fax: +971 4 3300365
Registered Office: DSA Investment Inc. ,
Marcy Building, 2nd Floor, Purcell Estate,
P.O. Box 2416, Road Town, Tortola, Virgin Islands.
Tel: +1 284 494 2565, Fax: +1 284 494 2552