About us

At Uberis Capital, our goal is to support social entrepreneurs grow their ventures, and their impact. We help ventures transition from proven concepts to fully fledged and commercially viable businesses – and we do this by providing funding, and a range of hands-on support and advice.

We help entrepreneurs who drive innovative and commercially viable solutions out of poverty for low income rural communities, in Southeast Asia.

Uberis is latin for fertility, abundance. Our name evokes the transformative nature of our work aiming to improve the lives of disadvantaged people by growing enterprises with social intents.


Uberis Capital was founded in 2012 by the founders of two long-standing and mission driven investment groups operating in Southeast Asia, Indochine Partners and Hagar Social Enterprise Group (HSEG). Indochine Partners provides growth financing to small and medium sized businesses in Vietnam and Cambodia; and HSEG is the investment arm of Hagar International, a non-profit and the largest social enterprise group in Cambodia.

History


UBERIS Capital was created in 2012 by the respective founders of Indochine Partners and Hagar Social Enterprise Group (HSEG):

  • Indochine Partners was set up in 2007 to advise a European investment office in order to conduct SME private equity investments in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • HSEG was set up in 1996 as the private investment arm of the NGO Hagar International to nurture and finance social enterprises in Cambodia.

Between 1996 and 2012, HSEG developed 4 social enterprises and had exited 3 of them for an annualized return of 10.6%. Its largest investment, Hagar Catering, is now the largest catering company in Cambodia - see article in Appendix: « Making Money, Changing Lives » by Tanya Klich, November 2013 - PrivCap Special Issue on Impact Investing.

Since 2012, UBERIS Capital has financed more than 5 social ventures and plans to execute at least two additional investments in 2016.

Total funds committed are USD 2.2 million.

In addition, UBERIS Capital helps other social ventures to raise funds. Since 2012, 4  enterprises have been supported.

Our Team


Our Operating Team has over 25 years of experience investing in social enterprises in Southeast Asia, as well as other emerging "frontier" economies. The team possesses a 10-year full cycle investment track-record in impact enterprises, demonstrating both social impacts and financial returns.

In addition, being present in the region since the 1990s, team members enjoy strong connections within the public and private sectors of the countries we operate in. The team’s ability to bridge between governmental, institutional and business parties helps us to build partnerships, identify opportunities and manage risks effectively.

Operating team

Cyrille Antignac

Anthony ORSATELLI

Anthony is in charge of overall strategy and vision at UBERIS Capital. He also takes a lead in managing relationships with key stakeholders and investors, and is based in London.

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Anthony ORSATELLI

Chairman, Co-Founder

Cyrille Antignac

Cyrille ANTIGNAC

Cyrille leads overall operations and also investor relations of UBERIS Capital, and is based in London. He is a Corporate Finance and Private Equity professional with experience in emerging markets

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Cyrille ANTIGNAC

Managing Director, Co-Founder

Nicolas De Boisgrollier

Nicolas DE BOISGROLLIER

Nicolas is a partner in UBERIS Capital based in Vietnam and the founder of Dexter Strategic Advisory.

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Nicolas de BOISGROLLIER

Partner

Tom SCHMITTZEHE

Tom leads operations on the ground in Southeast Asia, where he is based, and works closely with the entrepreneurs we support and our regional partners.

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Tom SCHMITTZEHE

Executive Director

Susli LIE

Susli provides guidance and advice to the team, particularly around regional strategy and also concerning investments in Indonesia.

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Susli Lie

Senior Adviser

Mélanie Périssé

Mélanie PERISSE

Based in Phnom Penh, Melanie is leading the operations in Cambodia using her experience in social investment fund and incubator.

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Mélanie Périssé

Senior Investment Manager

Guillaume FRANCOIS

Based in Hanoi, Guillaume is an investment Analyst. Guillaume works on current and prospective investments.

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Guillaume FRANCOIS

Investment Analyst

Juliette LEBIEZ

Marketing Officer based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Juliette is in charge of the communication and marketing strategy.

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Juliette LEBIEZ

Advisory board

Georges SYCIP

George is a seasoned business leader in Southeast Asia. George advises UBERIS Capital in its investments in the Philippines.

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Georges SYCIP

Dr. Dato Kim TAN

Kim is based in Singapore, and advises UBERIS Capital in its local operations and strategy, lending his deep investment experience across the region and other emerging markets.

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Dr. Dato Kim TAN

Le Dinh LONG

Le Dinh is a prominent business leader in Vietnam, and key figure in the entrepreneurship ecosystem there. He advises UBERIS Capital in its local investments.

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Le Dinh LONG

Marc RUDOLF VON RORH

Marc is based in Myanmar, and has over fifteen years of investment experience, with a focus on Asia. He offers advice and support to UBERIS Capital in its investments in Myanmar.

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Marc RUDOLF VON RORH

Laurent BABIKIAN

Laurent is the Head of Investor Engagement for Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP, an international NGO) in Europe. He is also a Senior Advisor for UBERIS Capital.

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Laurent BABIKIAN

Partners


Awards


We are proud to have received several awards and recognition for our accomplishments in impact investing.

  • 2014, Outstanding Commitment to Social Enterprises in Southeast Asia, from Acquisition International, see here
  • 2015, Outstanding Commitment to Social Enterprises in Southeast Asia, from Acquisition International
  • 2015, Best Global Impact Investor, from Acquisition International
  • 2016, ASEAN Impact Investing VC Firm of the Year, from Corporate LiveWire

Acquisition International is an Annual Magazine, with the first copy out in 2010 since when each year the magazine  have been highlighting the great work done by those firms and individuals whose ceaseless dedication to innovation, customer care and the continued growth and improvement of their businesses has been them forge ahead of their competitors and raise the bar for performance and results in their industry.

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Cyrille Antignac

CYRILLE ANTIGNAC

Chairman – Europe

Cyrille Antignac is the second founder of UBERIS Capital. He is also based in London and he is in charge of the overall strategy and vision of UBERIS Capital.

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Cyrille Antignac

Chairman (shareholder) – Europe

TOM SCHMITTZEHE

Development Director – Asia (Singapore)

Tom Schmittzehe joined the team in January 2016. He is based in Singapore and is in charge of the Business Development of UBERIS Capital in Asia.

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Tom Schmittzehe

Development Director – Asia (Singapore)