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.

S.Korea’s Lotte Group aims to list Malaysian petrochemical unit in Q3

The IPO could raise as much as $1.5 billion.

Alibaba to launch regional distribution hub in Malaysia

This would mark Alibaba’s first investment in Malaysia.

Malaysia’s Iskandar Waterfront Holdings to plan back-door listing

IWH will have a total land bank of more than 7,400 acres in Kuala Lumpur & Johor Bahru

Malaysian drilling services firm UMW-OG to buy Icon Offshore

Malaysian offshore drilling services company UMW Oil & Gas Corp Bhd (UMW-OG) said it would buy Icon Offshore Berhad in a deal that values theoffshore support vessel provider at 588.6 million ringgit ($132 million). UMW-OG will first acquire government-linked private equity firm Ekuiti Nasional Berhad’s (Ekuinas) indirect stake of 42.3… Read more »

Singapore to prop up SEA’s muted IPO market in 2017

Fundraising via IPOs in Singapore hit $1.7b last year, up fivefold from 2015

Serba Dinamik to list in Feb in biggest Malaysian IPO in 19 months

Malaysian engineering group Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd is looking to raise 584 million ringgit ($130.29 million) in an IPO on the domestic stock exchange in February, its CEO said, in what would be the country’s biggest listing in 19 months. The company will offer 389.4 million shares in the IPO… Read more »

Malaysia’s Sime Darby says could list its plantations division

Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby Berhad could list its plantation business – the world’s largest palm oil planter by land size – as it looks to monetise assets, its chief executive said on Friday. The company said earlier this month it had explored potential asset listings and asset monetisation and that… Read more »

Malaysia’s AirAsia plans IPO of ASEAN airline holding company

Asia’s biggest low-cost airline AirAsia Bhd plans an initial public offering of a holding company that will house all its ASEAN operations, group CEO Tony Fernandes said on Thursday. ASEAN Holding Co will be listed in Hong Kong, Fernandes said in a statement without giving a timeline. AirAsia will also… Read more »

Malaysian fast food operator QSR Brands taps banks for $500m IPO

QSR is owned by private equity firm CVC Capital Partners Ltd, Malaysia’s largest pension fund – the Employees Provident Fund, and the investment arm of Malaysia’s Johor state, Johor Corp. The consortium took QSR private in 2013.

Malaysia’s Proton owner says looking at 5 proposals for stake sale

Malaysian conglomerate DRB-Hicom is looking at five proposals from foreign bidders for a stake sale in car maker Proton, but would continue to have a “substantial” holding.