Amber Capital Armenia manages private equity investments across industries in growth-oriented businesses in Armenia. The investments are made through EU-Armenia SME Fund SCSp, which was founded in 2020 and was the first institutional private equity vehicle focused solely on Armenian businesses. At Amber, we strive to build better businesses not only by bringing capital to Armenian companies but also by partnering with them to introduce best practices in corporate governance and financial management.
Amber Capital Armenia is an investment management firm focusing on equity investments in the Republic of Armenia. Our investor base comprises international financial institutions, pension funds, foundations, and private investors. Our mission is to achieve sustainable positive impact and long-term value creation for our portfolio companies, our investors, and ultimately, the Armenian economy. Our investment strategies target Armenia-based growth-oriented businesses across several industries, including renewable energy, information technologies, HORECA, food processing, agriculture, textiles, etc.
Amber Capital Armenia provides equity capital to companies that have reached a certain size and scale in their lifecycle and require funding to expand into new markets, streamline business operations and optimize their balance sheet. Apart from funding, we bring significant elements of smart money, including our global network, deep financial expertise, and corporate governance knowledge to elevate the portfolio companies to a whole new level of their development.
Our investment approach is based on proprietary financial and market analyses aimed at evaluating risks and identifying unique drivers of value. Based on a combination of fundamental bottom-up and macro top-down approaches, the investment decision also relies on legal, tax, and technical due diligence to comprehensively assess the quantitative and qualitative merits of each investment opportunity. We pride ourselves on high ethical standards and target only those companies where we feel that the management teams share our values.
At Amber Armenia, we see ourselves as proactive and engaged business partners for our portfolio companies, with each party bringing their skillset to maximise value creation. Our involvement includes participation in the Board of Directors, formal and informal communication with company management on an ongoing basis, knowledge sharing of international best practices and standards, the introduction of future exit opportunities, including M&A and IPOs, and many more.
We believe that adherence to Environmental, Social and Governance principles is a prerequisite for sustainable investment returns and mitigating risks. Before investment decision, we conduct a screening of each company’s ESG practices, identify possible gaps and develop an action plan for enhancing the existing practices. Following the investment, we provide a roadmap of complementing the company’s day-to-day operations with our ESG approach, including the adoption of ESG policies and integration of its elements in the companies’ business processes. Being an engaged investor, we work together with each company to entrench responsible practices in its business, creating long-term value for everyone involved.