What we do

ACL is an investment firm with expertise in Asset Management, Private Equity and Structured Finance. ACL’s edge and focus is Iran.

In Asset Management ACL acts principally as a feed for investors, including managed managed accounts, into the best investment managers and funds focused on the TSE. ACL’s domestic network manages the best performing and largest mutual funds in Iran with a 6 year proven track record of out-performing peers and the benchmark index. Our track record is a compounded annual return of 53.9% (RLS) and 37.0% (EUR) with Sharpe ratios of 4.0 (RLS) and 2.6 (EUR) respectively.

In Private Equity ACL acts as either as lead investor or at times in advising capacity, in particular where PIPE deals are concerned. ACL’s principles are respected participants in Tehran’s business community given their investing and entrepreneurial track records. Some better known examples on the ground include Nestle – Iran, Karafarin Bank, Middle East Bank, Maadiran Group (IT) and Arya Diesel (commercial transportation equipment).

In Structured Finance ACL acts a lead or co-sponsor of tailored debt instruments such as private placement of notes and DPRs – in line with products issued in BRIC and other leading emerging markets.

In all its activities, ACL ensures compliance with UN, EU and US regulatory directives with regards to Iran.

Our Team

Our Team and Network

Our close network inside and outside of Iran offers a unique combination of experience:

Extensive expertise in large scale international and domestic capital market transactions.

Allocating, managing and facilitating large flows of international capital (at top-tier global investment banks) into emerging markets around the globe – China, Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey, Russia, Poland, South Africa, Nigeria, UAE, Egypt, Qatar and Kazakhstan.

The management of the largest and best performing Mutual Fund in Iran.

The management of the leading private and independent  institutional brokerage in Iran.

Extensive track record of  seeding and ongoing business success across a diverse range of sectors (banking, consumer retail, food and transport) in Iran.