Navigating the shores of the Indian opportunity
Malabar Investments is an India-focused boutique investment firm which concentrates on identifying and investing in small to mid-size companies who are leaders in their respective niches.
We believe that the Indian small to midcap space is largely under-researched, and has a limited institutional presence, making it inefficient. By focusing our efforts on primary research in this space, we are able to use the high degree of information and insight asymmetry to our advantage, and discover opportunities that other market participants might not have identified. Many of these exceptional companies, when purchased at reasonable valuations, have the potential to deliver significant long-term returns.
Since founding our firm in 2008, we have continually sought to align our interests with those of our investors, and allocated their capital in outstanding businesses to build long-lasting relationships that create value for all stakeholders.
Our consistent approach to investing reflects our uncompromising commitment to rationality, long-term orientation and excellence, and has served us well through the various market cycles and volatility that we have witnessed since our inception.
Our research and investment team seeks to create value through thoughtful, long-term investments. We invest through both public and private markets to build a concentrated portfolio of companies, all of which possess a sustainable competitive advantage, have demonstrated pricing power, and have a long runway to grow profitably.
A key focus of our research is to ascertain the quality of the management team in order to determine whether they have the drive and capability, along with integrity and corporate governance, to grow the business multifold from its current size.
Successful investment companies are built on the foundation of clear thinking, intellectual honesty, even temperament, and teamwork. This can be achieved only when passionate, capable and rational people, with unquestionable integrity come together to work in a meritocratic environment.
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At Malabar, responsible investment principles are imbedded and integrated into our investment philosophy and the way in which we evaluate businesses. We believe that a focus on environmental, social, and corporate governance (“ESG”) factors contributes to the long-term success of every business, and hence has a positive impact on the value of our investment. Furthermore, we believe that exhibiting leadership in building ESG sustainability into their business practices, reflects the quality and far sightedness of the management team, and hence a responsible approach in this arena indicates a better run business as well as more sustainable economic value creation for investors in the long run. We have formalised our commitment to responsible investment by being one of the first India focused public market funds to become signatories to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (“UN PRI”).
Bet on small caps for at least 10 years, says Malabar Investments’
“Promoters should possess integrity, knowledge of business and capital allocation capabilities, in addition to building the next layer of the management team."
Malabar coast is on the western shoreline of India, and was the original Gateway to India for foreign investors and traders. This is the home of our investment firm.
MUMBAI • INDIA
The Point, 2nd Floor, 30th Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, 400 050.
+91 (22) 6612-4000
+91 (22) 6612-4099
NEW YORK • USA
c/o Holding Capital Group Inc, 104 West 40th Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10018.
+1 (646) 410-5130
“Did we ever mention that investing is hard work - painstaking, relentless, and at times confounding? Separating relevant signal from noise can be especially difficult. Endless patience, great discipline, and steely resolve are required... Having the right philosophy, mindset, process, team, clients, and culture...is just about everything."
- SETH KLARMAN