DAI Capital

Dedicated to mobilizing and deploying private capital in frontier and emerging markets, DAI Capital is the advisory and investment arm of DAI.


DAI Capital builds on DAI’s global platform, strong local partnerships, and in-depth market knowledge to act as a conduit for investment capital in emerging and frontier markets. DAI’s brand and reputation position us as a credible financial intermediary in these markets, while our technical expertise allows us to manage risk effectively and add value to promising businesses that are constrained by capacity and capital.

DAI’s heritage as an economic development firm, including extensive engagement with development finance institutions, makes us an ideal partner for private sector institutions seeking investment opportunities that are profitable, responsible, and sustainable across frontier and emerging markets. Our team has deep professional experience in corporate finance, investment banking, private equity, venture capital, and venture building.

DAI Capital operates across three pillars: Capital Advisory, Asset Management, and Project Finance.

DAI Capital FAQs

1. Why has DAI launched DAI Capital?

DAI has launched DAI Capital to build on the success of its economic development work across frontier and emerging markets by catalyzing private, commercial capital into those markets.

2. What is the value proposition of DAI Capital?

DAI Capital's team of finance and investment professionals has extensive transaction experience and is able to leverage DAI's sector and country experts to deliver capital advisory and investment services for our clients and investors. DAI is well positioned to make a success of DAI Capital because of its history, reputation and global geographic footprint.

3. How does DAI Capital support DAI’s mission?

DAI Capital upholds DAI’s longstanding commitment to responsible and sustainable business, and we aim to generate competitive investment returns by supporting profitable, socially responsible businesses. We are firmly committed to achieving the highest standards of corporate, environmental, and social governance, transparency, compliance, and accountability. Adhering to our values will create better prospects for long-term growth.

4. How does DAI Capital support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

DAI’s heritage as an economic development firm that designs and implements development projects in partnership with local and international development finance institutions and development agencies makes DAI Capital an ideal partner for private sector institutions seeking investment opportunities that promote the achievement of the SDGs.

Further, DAI Capital aims to become a leader in the World Bank’s “billions to trillions” agenda by leveraging our platform to catalyze private capital flows to frontier and emerging markets.

5. How will DAI Capital complement DAI’s long-standing development consulting business?

DAI Capital collaborates with DAI’s development experts across the globe. We work primarily in:

  • Countries where DAI has extensive networks and a long-term presence
  • Sectors where DAI has strong in-house expertise and a great track record