Liz Lee

Liz is the Malaysian correspondent for DEALSTREETASIA. She tracks the growing appetite for private equity and venture capital in Malaysia while also keeping tabs on corporate developments.

She hopped on board in October 2014, after three years in the business desk of the leading local English daily where she developed her financial reporting skills.

She remains fascinated with the movement of capital and the socioeconomic effects it leaves in its trail.

Liz graduated from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, with a BA (Hons) in English Language. She lives about five heartbeats away from the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysian PM Mahathir says new suitors may emerge for rare-earths firm Lynas

Lynas last week rejected a $1.1 billion takeover offer from Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers Ltd.

After long drought, two Malaysian firms set to raise up to $900m in IPO

The IPOs, which were postponed last year due to weak markets, could together raise as much as $900 million.

Malaysian PM Mahathir says some state-owned entities may be listed

The government is seeking to tap new revenue sources to boost its fiscal position.

Keppel, SPH gain majority control in Singapore mobile operator M1

Malaysia’s Axiata Group, the largest shareholder in M1 Ltd, has accepted a bid from Singapore investors that valued M1 at $1.4 billion.

Malaysia’s Khazanah looks to reset strategy to replenish govt coffers

The fund will look to trim stakes in companies identified as non-strategic to 15-25% and reduce its physical presence in locations such as London, Mumbai and Silicon Valley.

Malaysia to regulate initial coin offerings, cryptocurrency trade

The minister said an order to recognize digital currencies and digital tokens as securities will come into force on Jan. 15.

Former Malaysian PM Najib faces six more corruption charges over state funds

A particular focus is how billions of dollars went missing from state fund 1Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB), founded by Najib in 2009.

CIMB expects more M&As as Malaysia seeks to pare stakes in state firms

Bankers see opportunities in transactions that could emerge from sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional’s portfolio rebalancing, or at other government-linked investment companies.

Maybank appoints two insiders to top jobs at investment banking arm

Malayan Banking Bhd has promoted two insiders to top positions in its investment banking arm Maybank Kim Eng Group.

Axiata’s tower arm in talks for acquisitions over next 12 months

The unit, edotco, recently cancelled a $940-million deal to acquire 13,000 towers from a unit of Pakistan Mobile Communications as regulators failed to provide all approvals for the transaction to go through.