Welcome to Friday Capital

We design investment solutions in real assets through Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds.

We partner with the best fund managers in Europe and North America.

about us

Friday capital is an independent investment firm, bringing top-tier fund managers to Mauritian qualified investors, high net worth individuals, corporations, and institutional investors.

With more than 10 years of experience in private equity investment, we have peerless networks to source, diligence and invest in established performing funds as well as finding best-emerging fund managers.

As private capital managers, we are convinced that Investors need a simple access to Private Equity solutions. This is what we do: we manage niche-focused Funds of Funds.

Our team creates diversified portfolios that are built to deliver optimal returns to our Investores while reducing the risks by teaming up with the best fund managers across Europe and North America.

By maintaining close relationships with Fund managers we are partnered with, we have proven track record in managing investment strategies in both venture capital and private equity. Thus ensuring superior risk-adjusted returns for our Investors.

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The only Mauritian Private Equity Fund of Funds, with privileged access to top performing Fund managers.

Friday Private Equity Fund I

Friday Private Equity Fund I makes primary and secondary investments in early-stage ventures as well as growth and late-stage private equity strategies.

  • North America and Europe

  • Multisectorial approach

  • Early to Late-stage strategies

Our team

Our Team is comprised of four Partners with backgrounds in asset management, wealth management and corporate finance.

We are based in Mauritius and Paris, which enable us to be close enough both with our Investors and with the teams we invest with. This creates a pragmatic approach in how Friday Capital manages its opportunities.

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    Didier Merle

    Didier is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Centurion, an asset management company, since 2019. He has over 22 years of professional experience cumulated in the asset management, wealth management and private banking industry in Europe and Mauritius.
    Prior to launching Centurion, between 2009 and 2018, he was the Head of Private Banking and Wealth Management at The Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd, the largest bank in Mauritius and among the largest in East Africa/Indian Ocean.
    Between 2005 and 2009, he served as Managing Director of CIM Asset Management Ltd, the asset management business of the Rogers Group, a leading conglomerate in Mauritius.
    His banking career in Europe took him on an enriching journey to BFC-OI (1996 to 1998), Dresdner Private Banking, Paris (1999 to 2002) and lastly, Banque Transatlantique (2003 to 2005) as Portfolio Manager where his clients were mainly financial intermediaries and institutional investors.

    Didier holds an MBA from Paris Dauphine, Sorbonne. In 1995, he graduated with the Ecole Commerciale de la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris (ECCIP).

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    Armand de La Hogue

    Armand co-founded Friday Capital in 2020 with the goal to widen access to venture capital and private equity solutions to Mauritian investors.
    Prior to that, Armand has occupied various positions in financial consulting (99 Advisory), private banking (MCB), and asset management (9 Capital Management). He has several years of experience in selecting private equity funds in Europe and in North America.
    He has a Master Grande Ecole (ISG Business School, Paris), a MSc in Corporate Finance (INSEEC Business School, Paris). He is also a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, USA) charterholder and a full member MCSI of the CISI (Chartered Institution For Securities & Investment, UK).

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    Julien Lobel

    Julien is the Co-managing Partner at Capital & Dirigeants Partenaires, a French Private Equity (buyout) firm investing in SMEs.
    Prior to that, Julien has had several experience in financial institutions (Banque Edmond de Rothschild) and as a consultant (EY). In 2009 he founded 99 Advisory, a management consulting firm, which he sold in 2020 to Andera Partners when the Group had 44m EUR turnover and team of more than 300 talents.
    On top on his current role, Julien is also the founder of 9 Capital Management, a family holding dedicated to private equity and venture capital investments.
    He is holding a Magistere Banque-Finance and a Master in Wealth management, both from Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II). Julien is also a member of the SFAF (Société Française des Analystes Financiers).

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    Dilshaad Bundhun

    Dilshaad is the founder and Managing Director of Strategia Wealth Management, a family office and wealth management services provider.
    She gained profound knowledge of the financial sector after having spent 18 years at the Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd, the island’s largest commercial and investment banking group. During her last 2 years at the MCB Group, she was the Deputy Head of the bank’s Private Banking division.
    She has garnered a wealth of banking experience of which the last 12 years of her career as a Private Banker to high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. This was instrumental in her strategy towards the establishment of Strategia Wealth Management where she currently engages in family office and concierge services.
    In 1995, Dilshaad graduated at the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom with a degree in Banking and Finance

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Friday Capital is an investment management company approved by the Mauritian Financial Services Commission under number CM20000042 as a Collective Investment Scheme (CIS) Manager.

We are located in Mauritius, with a presence in Paris.

Head office

2, Gardens of Bagatelle
Bagatelle Office Park
Moka 80832, Mauritius

France office

25, rue La Boétie
75008 Paris, France