AFII was founded in the year 1996 aimed at managing the proprietary investments of the company. In 2001 the firm was reorganized to provide Infrastructure and Real Estate financial advisory services. Under the leadership of Dr. Mahesh P S Gandhi, current Chairman of the Group, AFII also developed and managed Structured Trade Finance Products for State Bank of India as also advised Infra companies on exotic equity and debt structuring besides supporting some to raise global mezzanine finance for leveraging promoter positions. He has been a strong protagonist of Public Public Partnership (PuP) in Infrastructure to reduce the social cost of development in emerging economies. AFII has been able to convince some of the leading Public Enterprises from all over the world to provide their capabilities to the purpose of such Infrastructure development in India.
AFII has been anchoring such global enterprises and supporting on ground project incubation that includes explaining the advantages of PuP to local public enterprises and local governments as also to citizen groups. AFII also supports such PuP initiatives with investments, both equity and debt as may be required, for successful implementation and execution, and is also committed to engage itself for ultimate handover of all such projects to the Society.
AFII is now in the process of further broad basing its Fund Management Practice that will on one side help it in utilizing its knowledge of structured products to enhance returns for its investors, it would also enable the company to harness its capabilities in development of other sectors like Real Estate and SMEs in India, East Europe and Africa.
AFII has a dedicated and experienced team of senior professionals across functional disciplines. Its logistic spread of offices across the world enables it to deliver a variety of interesting projects and transactions.