The Meridian Capital Limited professional team consists of senior executives with an average of over 20 years of private equity, investment banking, accounting & finance, industry and legal experience. We believe that people make the difference and our approach has resulted in a disciplined but diversified investment offering.


We have world-class investment strategies overseen by specialists in their field, who consistently deliver excellence in their areas. We believe that people make the difference and our approach has resulted in a disciplined but diversified investment offering.


PRINCIPALS

ASKAR ALSHINBAYEV

Principal, Meridian Capital Limited

Askar Alshinbayev is a Founding Partner of Meridian Capital Limited, overseeing the investment management of its diversified portfolio in real estate, hospitality, FMCG, infrastructure and natural resources. Mr. Alshinbayev graduated with a first-class degree (Red Diploma) in Operational Management (Computer Control Systems) from the Technical Science Institute in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and held a research post at the Institute’s Technical Cybernetics Laboratory. Mr. Alshinbayev holds over three decades of investment management experience in specialized corporate strategy, M&A, and strategic acquisitions, with a focus on investing in global, emerging and frontier markets. He served as a Managing Director of Kazkommertsbank from 1994 to 2002. He was (among other directorships) a Board Member of Unimilk from 2006 to 2010 and was central to its development into what became the number two dairy company in the CIS and thereafter its merger with Danone Russia. After Meridian Capital Limited exited the Danone-Unimilk joint venture, Mr. Alshinbayev spearheaded Meridian Capital’s further investment into the high-growth FMCG industry and is currently a Board Member of Food Union which, since it was established in Latvia in 2012, has become one of the largest dairy and ice-cream producing companies in Central and Eastern Europe, and has recently expanded into dairy production in China. Food Union currently exports to 25+ countries. Alongside a range of investments in real estate and hospitality, Mr. Alshinbayev has led Meridian Capital’s partnership with Extell, one of New York’s leading property developers, which has brought to market the International Gem Tower in the heart of New York’s Diamond District.

YEVGENIY FELD

Principal, Meridian Capital Limited

Yevgeniy Feld is a Founding Principal of Meridian Capital Limited. Educated and trained as an economist, he has accumulated vast experience in corporate finance, M&A and investment management, with a particular focus on real estate, transport and infrastructure.

As a Director of Kazkommertsbank following the break-up of the Soviet Union, Mr. Feld managed the turnaround and restructuring of various state-owned enterprises in accordance with an advisory mandate from the Kazakh State to Kazkommertsbank.

Mr. Feld now serves as a Principal of Meridian Capital Limited, overseeing the management of its diversified portfolio in real estate, hospitality, FMCG, infrastructure and natural resources. He was central to the investment into Meridian Capital's largest and most successful projects in the former Soviet Union, including the transformation of an abandoned property site into a world-class shopping mall. This was cited as one of the largest-ever single commercial real estate transactions in Russia when it was sold to Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund (MSREF) in 2012. Mr. Feld has also championed infrastructure, having co-founded Novaport in 2004 and overseen, together with Meridian Capital’s partner, its growth into one of the largest regional airport operators in Russia. Novaport has 16 airports, which serviced more than 21.6mln passengers in 2018.