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July 22, 2021
malaysia ipo

A Primer on IPO

Malaysia has seen a record number of new listings in the months of June and July 2021 in what is dubbed by the media as "IPO mania", shifting the trend away from the rubber glove, pharmaceutical and penny stock plays that dominated in 2020.
July 22, 2021
wedoctor ipo

WeDoctor IPO: what should you know?

Tencent-backed digital health platform WeDoctor is seeking to list its healthcare business in Hong Kong, with an up to US$10 billion IPO valuation. Who is WeDoctor?The […]
July 22, 2021
reinsurer

Hong Kong welcomes new reinsurer

Tencent-backed FuSure Reinsurance is expected to bring more technological innovation to the market. Chinese tech giant Tencent recently announced its arrival in the reinsurance space when […]
July 22, 2021
carsome

SEA’s unicorn club welcomes Malaysia-based Carsome, here are its milestones

As of July 13, 2021, Carsome becomes the first Malaysia-based tech unicorn after acquiring 19.9% of Australia-listed iCar Asia Ltd (iCar) from Catcha Group. Disclaimer: As Grab (then MyTeksi) was founded […]
July 22, 2021

Alipay driving F&B digitization in Malaysia with fintech

Alipay, the digital payments arm of Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba, is broadening the foothold it established in Malaysia with a partnership with financial technology (fintech) company […]
July 22, 2021

E-Commerce: Easing the F&B sector into digitalisation

The pandemic has left many food and beverage (F&B)-related businesses in dire straits, with some even forced to close. As the virus has rendered dine-in experiences […]
June 4, 2021
private equity investment

How does Private Equity investment work?

Once the fundraising target is met, these funds will then invest that capital in promising companies operating outside of the public market.
April 20, 2021
private equity vs venture capital

Private Equity vs. Venture Capital: What’s the Difference?

The investment horizon for VCs are shorter, exiting in 4 to 7 years, while PEs usually require a longer time frame for the investments to mature, cashing out only after 6 to 10 years.
March 30, 2021
Private Equity Outlook

Malaysia’s 2021 Private Equity Outlook

As countries begin their mass inoculation drives, many are seeing hope on the horizon for a rebound of the economy with emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs) taking the lead at growth rates of 6% compared to advanced economies’ forecast of 3.9%.
August 18, 2020
Incomlend CEO and co-founder Morgan Terigi

Sequoia-backed Incomlend eyes Asia, Europe expansion with $20m top-up

Incomlend, a Singapore-based online invoice trading platform, has raised US$20 million in a series A equity funding round led by Sequoia India. Shipping and logistics firm […]
August 18, 2020
beyond investment

Investing beyond Investment

Anchanto, a Singapore-based software-as-a-service company specializing in ecommerce, said it has reached profitability in the first half of 2020 and received new funding, boosting the total […]