Beijing:
Suite 1103, Block D1
Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Office
Building, 19 Dongfang Road East
Chaoyang District, Beijing,
Post Code 100600

New York:
52 West 14th St.
Suite 2C
New York, NY 10011
Email: info@ajiaholdings.com

Ajia Group


In many cases Ajia Merchant Bank's seeks to combine our global advisory services, with capital to form long lasting partnerships in which Ajia can invest in, or partner with, established or emerging global businesses.  We continually seek ways to invest in our global relationships in both time and money. 

Our investment philosophy focuses on both “Relationship Criteria” and “Investment Guidelines.”

Relationship Criteria

Investments require significant time commitment on our part. We stay involved and work with companies to assist – aggressively if necessary - in their success. We ask tough questions while always seeking to provide a pathway to success from those questions.

Portfolio companies are expected to be available to the investment professionals and assist fellow portfolio companies when critical situations occur. In addition, portfolio companies are expected to participate in internal committees, as well as attend the annual retreat. Once a year AMB conducts it's "Annual Retreat" where the year's investment processes are evaluated and lessons that have been learned are openly discussed.

Investment Guidelines

We Seek:

  • Companies with good management that can execute the business plan rapidly, provide sound cash management, raise additional cash, and adjust the business plan when necessary. We invest in CEO's with industry expertise who are driven and charismatic who can change and act swiftly in implementing the business plan.
  • Companies where the majority of the Board of Directors is comprised of strong outsiders, who possess solid business experience in the industry and/or stage of the company. We seek Directors with good contacts for initial customers and/or for raising capital.
  • Companies with business plans that effectively address the technology, customer acquisition, and competitive challenges to establishing the business with realistic gross margins, unit volume, and return on capital invested.
  • Companies that have demonstrated an ability to work in partnership with sources of capital and have worked with co-investors for the betterment of the company and all investors.
  • Companies that have sustainable differentiated advantages such as patents, first mover advantage, world-class technologists, proprietary process, and/or key customers under contract.
  • Companies that have large and/or rapidly growing markets or can realistically create such a market with a low risk of market loss to alternative technologies.
  • Companies that have an in-depth knowledge of its customers.

Ajia Group


Ajia Group is a privately held investment vehicle, in which we maintain a truly long-term approach and focus exclusively on serving the long-term needs of a growing business.

Ajia Group seeks to co-invest in businesses seeking corporate finance fundraising opportunities.  We are focused on private transactions for middle market companies seeking capital for expansion financings, recapitalizations or balance sheet restructuring.

Our focus is on companies that will open new large market opportunities. Our investment focus includes the following industry sectors: consumer products, industrial products, Internet and e-commerce clean-tech, as well as consumer retail.

A typical investment candidate will be at a stage just prior to or at an initial institutional fundraising round.   At this stage a company may need operational and financial enhancements prior to a larger institutional raise. We know that typically a company's infrastructure must be developed to support a larger professional fundraising effort.  We will therefore focus on marketing, operations and asset utilization to assess overall cash margins and working capital practices within the company.  These infrastructure investments must be addressed prior to growth strategies and growth capital can be pursued.

China Opportunities Fund I


China Opportunities Fund I - China Opportunities Fund I was launched in May, 2010 to capitalize on longstanding relationships in Asia.  Ajia China Opportunities Fund I provides strategic funding to privately owned, small to middle-market firms to firms located in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to facilitate growth plans or capital restructuring.

We recognize a working capital injection combined with advisory services from the Merchant Banking Group can be a powerful combination in resolving many financial and operational problems a fast growing company may encounter.

A typical investment candidate will be at a stage just prior to or at an initial institutional fundraising round.   At this stage a company may need operational and financial enhancements prior to a larger institutional raise. We know that typically a company's infrastructure must be developed to support a larger professional fundraising effort.  We will therefore focus on marketing, operations and asset utilization to assess overall cash margins and working capital practices within the company. These infrastructure investments must be addressed prior to growth strategies and growth capital can be pursued.

Funding is typically through partnerships with existing management teams in scalable operating companies that have established revenues and predictable cash flows.  We rely upon our partners in Asia to develop funding structures that provide both financial and human capital to significantly enhance the enterprise value of the core business.

Real Estate


Ajia Holdings, LLC in collaboration with Haven Capital also seeks real estate investment opportunities. We provide short and medium-term (typically 12-48 months), first lien secured loans typically ranging in size from $5 to $50 million, with the ability to selectively underwrite larger loans.

These loans include acquisition, bridge, construction, development and land loans, as well as debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) financings. We will partner with existing owners/developers who can augment our management expertise to maximize the value of the asset.

For further information regarding our real estate investments please contact Steve Cassani at scassani@havencap.com