Mandala Capital is a vision driven investment firm with an aim to transform the lives of hundreds of millions of farmers, making agriculture more sustainable, climate friendly and resilient while increasing people’s access to affordable, healthy and nutritious food.
We are a financial-first impact investor with a focus on investments in the food and agriculture value chain across South and South East Asia.
The region and sector offer compelling investment opportunities with a young and rapidly urbanizing population of 2 billion of which half remain linked to agriculture, a rising GDP per capita and stable economies. The region stands as an agriculture powerhouse and a global leader in the production of most major fruits and crops.
Largely private, family-owned companies coupled with small holder farmer producers have led to the region falling behind global peers on efficiency, productivity and technology adoption, creating areas for value addition and economies of scale.
We partner with visionary teams and executives and provide extensive financial and operational support to create a network of industry-leading champions that can transform our outdated food systems and solve challenges in climate, health and nutrition, resource efficiency and rural employment.
“The next ten years will be transformative for the sector as it faces challenges related to supply chain, climate change and resource efficiency coupled with rising demand.
We take a highly operational approach to deliver exceptional performance. We identify scalable companies with a sustainable competitive advantage and make them regional, national and global industry leaders that can deliver attractive financial and social returns for our investors.
We are focused in our research to identify the right areas for investments within a very large value chain. This results in stronger conviction, a better diligence process and greater understanding of the right business valuation.
We look beyond the spreadsheet and take the time to understand understand strategic and operational nuances. We understand family-run companies and form strong relationship networks with partners, supporting them through both good and challenging times.
We are innovative and creative in deal structuring, giving us the ability to invest across the capital structure to achieve win-win outcomes for both the companies and our investors.
We are thought leaders in our field. Our deep network and sector expertise enables us to transform business models, create efficiencies, drive growth and help build more resilient and valuable businesses.
The IPO consists of a fresh issue of ₹350 crore and an offer for sale of up to 10.77 million shares by Mandala Swede SPV that holds a 6.16% stake in the firm.
The company said in its DRHP that the “(OFS) includes 15.35 million compulsory convertible preference shares, which will be converted up to a maximum of 9.15 million shares prior to the filing of the red herring prospectus with the RoC, solely for the purpose of the offer”.
Mandala Capital (“Mandala”), a leading private equity firm focused on sustainable and scalable investments across the food value chain, announced today that it has acquired a controlling stake in Gati Kausar India Ltd (“Gati Kausar”) after carving out the cold chain business from Gati Ltd (“Gati”).
AVCJ recently published an article which highlights Mandala’s role in helping its food laboratory portfolio company EFRAC in developing its business and distinguishing itself as a leading laboratory in the region.