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.

Malaysia’s Lotte Chemical sets ceiling price for $1.4b IPO

The listing could be one of the biggest IPOs in years in Malaysia

Malaysia woos China’s Wanda to rescue Bandar Malaysia project

Barely a week after it dumped its original partners

Property deal of former 1MDB unit with China-Malaysia group lapses

A deal by a former unit of troubled state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to sell its stake in a property development project to a consortium including China’s state-owned China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) has lapsed. TRX City Sdn Berhad, a former 1MDB unit which was transferred to Malaysia’s finance… Read more »

Malaysia’s EPF mulls direct investments in natural resources in bid to diversify

Real estate and infrastructure now make up 4% of EPF’s total investment assets.

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 »