Setuka Partners LLP

Leveling the playing field for access to capital.. realize latent development opportunities without compromising investment returns


International Development

We drive fundamental change in the construct, delivery and evaluation of aid and development programs by embedding practical insights from on-ground experience and networks with the public and private sector, and policy makers in emerging and frontier markets.

Impact Investing

We help entrepreneurs, financial institutions and fund managers in emerging and frontier markets build enduring partnerships with providers of capital who understand that sustained commercial returns are incidental to socially responsible investments. Our government and DFI relationships enable us to put together bespoke public-private capital blended finance transactions for rapid scale of Imact.

South-South Learning

We regularly lead study tours of senior public and private sector officials from emerging and frontier markets to other similar markets for cross-pollination of learnings.

With social enterprises in emerging and frontier markets, the firm’s work involves representing them to investors globally for their debt, equity and grant needs tightly aligned to investors’ thesis and priorities. As part of this, we have closed multiple cross-border investment transactions from Development Finance Institutions (DFI) to enterprises in various sectors. With a base in Washington DC and New Delhi, while the firm started its work with primarily Indian enterprises, over the years it has been able to expand its work across West, East and North Africa, other parts of South Asia and Southeast Asia.

With Impact Investment Funds based in India, USA and Europe the firm has supported strategy development, sourcing, evaluation and post investment value maximization advisory for their investment portfolio of SME social enterprises, across impact sectors, including agribusiness, healthcare, financial services, education, renewables and logistics. The firm has also supported conversations with Limited Partners on behalf of Impact Investing Funds as part of which it has had the opportunity to develop and refine the investment thesis of these funds. Details can be found in following pages and here.

With DFIs, Foundations and multilateral agencies including IFC, World Bank, Asian Development Bank and FAO Setuka conceptualizes, plans and executes Technical Assistance and investment projects in several countries across Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and South Asia. This often involves not only the design but also a close assessment and evaluation of the impact of SME / social enterprise development initiatives in conjunction with and / or facilitated by policy reform. Details can be found in following pages and here.

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