Swiss outfit partners with Shankar Narayanan for private investment platform

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Limited, a private equity outfit, founded by Shankar Narayanan, formerly Co-Head of (CAGP) and Head – India (CAGP), and Asset Management AG, a Switzerland-based investment group, have partnered for an Asia- and India-linked platform. has made a $100 million commitment to Sanaka Capital and also taken a minority interest in the general partner (the PE outfit).

With subsidiaries in the UK and Denmark, provides a range of family office, wealth and asset management services and is entrusted with $5billion of capital.

Sanaka Capital will focus on identifying, building, operating and managing portfolios of across industry sectors through both control and minority investments. Narayanan, the founder, brings 25 years of private equity experience.

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Previously, Narayanan had provided governance and strategy guidance through leadership positions and active board memberships. He also delivered successful exits through sales to strategic, public markets and peers sales. will make use of this expertise and experience to focus on different investments, including in India and those with India linkages.

“Association with an institutional group like Woodman with its various international relationships complement and my strengths to build an different investment platform that should provide best in class uncertainty return parameters to various limited partner (LP) investors of Sanaka Capital,” said Shankar Narayanan, founder and CEO at Sanaka Capital.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Shankar Narayanan, which will give us a footprint to an exciting Asian market,” Daniel Aaxman, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Woodman, said. “This will also benefit our existing and future clients, who will have access to a first class private equity team with an unrivalled track record,” he extra.

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