+7 705 111 1276

+7 925 537 8501

31 Nauryzbay Batyra, Almaty

8 Mosfilmoskay, Moscow



"We are committed to identifying highly lucrative opportunities to generate asymmetric returns for our shareholders."

- Dauletkhan Kilybayev, Managing Partner and CIO, WestPort Capital

"In countries full of resources, we bring resourcefulness and expertise to create benefit to all stakeholders."

- Nurlan Asilbekov, Partner, WestPort Capital

About Us

WestPort Capital is a private investment management and private equity firm investing capital in established companies in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and other Central Asian countries. We are focused on working with companies that have potential to unlock massive value with our financing and expertise. We understand challenges of companies operating in Central Asia are committed to careful selection of companies and structuring deals in a way that protect interests of our shareholders while helping companies reach their financial goals. We consider Later Stage, Buyout, Special Situations, Distressed Assets, Growth, Spin-Off, Privatisation, and other type of situations and stages of investments. With offices in Almaty, Nur-Sultan and Moscow, our Company specializes in identifying and participating in carefully selected investment opportunities that provide our shareholders with very attractive risk/return characteristics.


Our mission is to add value to our shareholders while allocating capital to companies that have potential to outperform the market. We specialize in turnaround management, creative financing solutions and structured exit strategies to ensure benefit to all stakeholders. We value transparency and professionalism and believe in building long terms relationships with our shareholders and partners

Investment Edge

We have an edge in investment and management in less liquid markets of Central Asian countries, by leveraging our knowledge of local markets and opportunities with best business practices and innovative structuring.

Proprietary systems

We analyze each business using proprietary system for enhancing value, which includes identifying operational inefficiencies, unlocking business value using innovative financing strategies, hiring the best management team, optimizing marketing channels and improving margins.

Capital Allocation

WestPort Capital features advanced capital allocation decision making that benefits from vast experience of managing partners, systemic approach to investing, greater set of opportunities and rigorous decision-making process.

Exit Strategy

We actively assess and plan exit strategies, constantly redeploying capital in opportunities with most attractive risk / return characteristics and highest likelihood of success.


Portfolio and Asset Management company, quant-based solution to asset allocation in public markets with dynamic tail protection and strong track record

One of the leading coking coal and absorbents production plant in Kazakhstan

Prominent online B2B marketplace and retail platform in Central Asia

Top-5 Telecommunications & IT services provider for corporate clients in Central Asia

Brownfield project of limestone calcination and production of high quality lime products

Management Team

Dauletkhan Kilybayev

Managing Partner, CIO

An Investment Manager with over 20 years of experience in Private Equity (with successful track-record of managing over $500 mln), Investment banking and Commercial banking, corporate finance, and industrial production, including in: Al Falah Capital (managing Al Falah Growth Fund), Credit Suisse, Development Bank of Kazakhstan, Renaissance Capital, DBK-Leasing, National Company Kazgeology, Life Insurance company State Annuity Company, JSC KazAzot, Temirtau Electrometallurgical Plant, Kazakhstan Utility Systems, etc. He lead all stages of investment process: origination, due dillidence, structuring and execution.

Mr. Kilybayev graduated in Financial Management from Finance University under the Government of Russian Federation and holds MBA from Vanderbilt University.

Nurlan Asilbekov, CFA, FRM


Over 15 years of international banking, exploration and production oil company experience having worked on projects in USA (Barclays Capital), UK (Credit Suisse), and Russia (Exillon Energy). Previously responsible for building USD 1 bn market capitalization exploration and production company in Russia.

Mr. Asilbekov graduated in Economics and Mathematics from Colby College, USA, and hold an executive MBA degree from Kellogg-Guanghua.