Most of the commuters who take Malaysia’s Cheras-Kajang Highway each day likely don’t spare a thought for its operators unless they are paying a toll. It might be a source of national...
Exits | 15 Apr 2015 |
Southeast Asia infrastructure investor CapAsia has sold its stake in Malaysia’s Cheras-Kajang Highway to a joint venture between Taliworks Corp. and Employees Provident Fund for MYR80 million ($21.9 million).
Exits | 08 Apr 2015 |
Japanese e-commerce incubator Beenos has led a $2.5 million Series A round of funding for Southeast Asian flea market app Duriana. Existing investors also took part in the round.
Southeast Asia | 01 Apr 2015 |
Malaysian financial group Maybank has set up a financial technology (fintech) accelerator with local early-stage investor 1337 Ventures.
Venture | 30 Mar 2015 |
Ekuinas, the Malaysian government-backed private equity investor, has acquired two companies - mobile payment platform Tranglo and private school chain Tenby Educare - for a total MYR124 million($33.8 million).
Southeast Asia | 24 Mar 2015 |
Malaysian financial services provider CIMB Group and Japan's Mitsubishi Corporation have announced a first close of $130 million on their ASEAN Industrial Growth Fund (AIGF).
Southeast Asia | 04 Mar 2015 |
Malaysia’s CMS Opus Private Equity has completed a full exit from TriSystems Engineering, a domestic engineering firm which focuses on the oil and gas sector,for MYR22 million ($6 million).
Southeast Asia | 18 Feb 2015 |
Creador and SMRT Holdings have agreed to buy a 30.75% stake in Malaysia-based Masterskill Education Group from the major shareholder for MYR69.4 million ($19.2 million) and now plan on completing a full buyout of the business.
Buyouts | 20 Jan 2015 |
Khazanah Nasional-controlled Xeraya Capital and Spruce Capital Partners have reached a first close of $150 million on MLS Capital Fund II, successor to the vintage Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund, which is now fully allocated.
Fundraising | 08 Jan 2015 |
The Riverside Company has bought Malaysian chemical distributor Drex-Chem Malaysia (DCM) for an undisclosed sum in its first ever Southeast Asia investment.
Southeast Asia | 12 Dec 2014 |
Japanese tech giant SoftBank Corp. has committed $250 million to GrabTaxi, becoming the largest investor in the Southeast Asia-focused mobile taxi-booking platform.
Southeast Asia | 04 Dec 2014 |
Malaysian telecom conglomerate Axiata Group has partnered with Malaysia Venture Capital Management (Mavcap) to set up a MYR100 million ($30 million) VC fund to invest in Malaysia’s digital services companies.
Southeast Asia | 06 Nov 2014 |
Pakistan online marketplace PakWheels.com has raised $3.5 million in funding from Malaysia-based venture capital fund Frontier Digital Ventures.
South Asia | 05 Nov 2014 |
Creador has increased the size of it second fund to $330 million after receiving an additional LP commitment of $30 million.
South Asia | 27 Oct 2014 |
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