Navis Capital Partners was founded in 1998 to make private equity investments in buyouts, recapitalisations and financial restructurings in Asia, particularly in enterprises with a strong or developing presence in Southeast Asia, Australia and Hong Kong.

Navis acquires control of its portfolio companies. Since its founding Navis has made over 70 controlling investments most of which have been completed with little reliance on acquisition finance. All Navis' companies are leaders or near leaders in their fields. Industries/segments in which Navis has invested include food processing, fast food/casual dining, industrial products, fast moving consumer goods, outdoor advertising, auto rentals, consultancy and professional services, amongst others.

The firm contributes both capital and management expertise to its portfolio companies with the objective of directing strategic, operational and financial improvements, typically through initiatives that drive growth, margin improvement and asset efficiency. Navis' investment model places a low reliance on leverage to drive its equity returns.

The firm manages several private and public equity funds totaling USD 5 billion, and whose investors include a number of well-known US, European, Middle Eastern and Asian commercial and investment banks, pension funds, insurance companies, corporations, foundations, as well as a number of high net worth individuals and family offices. Navis has one of the largest private equity professional teams in Asia, comprising over 60 individuals, supported by over 30 administrative staff, in eight offices across the region.