Did you know that Nepal is located between two large growing emerging markets, but no sophisticated investors have ever raised a fund to capitalize on these opportunities in Nepal? At this event, Ash Shrivastav, Partner at Johan Hekelaar, an investment banking firm, will present an overview of Nepal and what investment opportunities are present there. Nepal is close to India and China which will have the largest surge in the middle class population. This strategic location offers unparalleled and preferential access to their markets. Nepal’s trade with India has grown in the last 10 years by around 17% per annum. The total volume of trade exceeded USD 5 billion last year. Nepal’s geographical location creates the potential for Nepal to become the transit point for Indo-China trade has increased significantly in the last decade and reaching USD 70 billion in 2014. Nepal shares an open border with India, has a democratic system of government and its easy to do business there (World Bank Rank 108 versus 142 for India). People in Nepal speak or understand English relatively comfortably. It has been an attractive place for tourists, especialy to climb the many higest peaks Nepal has to offer including Mount Everest.
Nepal has been pursuing a liberal foreign investment policy and been striving to create an investment- friendly environment to attract FDIs into the country. Nepal encourages foreign investment both as joint venture operations with Nepalese investors or as 100 per cent foreign-owned enterprises.
The event is ideal for representatives from asset managers, private equity/venture capital firms, family offices, impact funds, and businesses looking to expand their services to Nepal.
All proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to a charity trying to build a shelter for homeless people.