ARQCapital was established in 2014 by its founders, Edmund Solilapsi and Abigail Tan. Following their experience in investment banking, financial markets, and financial advisory, the partners sought ways to address the needs of challenged SMEs in the Philippines.

ARQCapital sought to create solutions, either in the form of capital or advisory services, to support the requirements of its target clients - Philippine entrepreneurs and SMEs.

With the help of their experience in regional private equity, the partners further developed ARQCapital's investment thesis and in 2016 launched ARQCapital Two - an SME growth capital provider. Today ARQCapital Two provides balance sheet to our partners either in the form of structured credit or mezzanine finance. ARQCapital also continues to provide financial advisory services depending on the requirements of its clients.


Our vision is to be the preferred financial partner of promising entrepreneurs and SMEs in the Philippines. We would like to be recognized as a boutique investment company and financial advisor focused on supporting the growth of entrepreneurs and SMEs in the Philippines.

Our actions are always driven by whether it will drive both ARQCapital and our partners forward in the right way. We put an emphasis on trust and integrity.
We structure optimal short-term or long-term growth funding based on the needs of our partners
We foster long-term partnerships between capital providers and entrepreneurs. Our key thrust is to provide solutions beyond funding for a holistic perspective to deliver business growth.
Good enough is never enough. We continually look for ways to improve and do things better.
We're driven to win for both investors and partners. We measure our performance not only by our success, but by how we achieve it and the impact it creates.