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.

Market to remain challenging in 2H: Bursa Malaysia

On listings on Bursa Malaysia, Atan noted that the sizes of the exercises were smaller than a year ago as there were no mega listings in the first half.

APAC records $50.5b cross-border deals in 2Q16, largely aimed at EU: Baker McKenzie

Within the region, Chinese bidders remain the driver of deals, with $40.7 billion worth of outbound deals. China’s 97 outbound deals in Q2 were worth $40.7 billion, which is 23 per cent and 132 per cent higher than the same period in 2015.

Singapore: Crowdo gets MAS licence for P2P lending, equity crowdfunding

The licence makes Crowdo the first and only regional operator that can undertake licensed P2P in Southeast Asia. It is also the first among such players to have multi-jurisdiction licensing in the region.

Australia: Frontier Digital Ventures to raise $18.7m in ASX IPO

Frontier Digital Ventures invests and an operates online classifieds businesses in frontier markets within Africa, in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. The firm is backed by Catcha Group, which stable of companies include iflix, iCar Asia and Rev Asia.

Asia Digest: OCBC merges China units; NY Life enters Japan, Citi delists on Tokyo SE

The consolidated OCBC Wing Hang platform is well-positioned to serve the needs of clients across the Greater China region as well as their cross-border needs extending to Southeast Asia.

Singapore’s KK Fund makes first close for Fund II, expects more TW, HK deals

KK Fund’s first venture fund has made thirteen investments. Save for one of its most recent investments in Taiwan, the rest of the portfolio was focused within Southeast Asia. Hong Kong will be a new market for KK Fund.

Malaysia: Newly listed Dancomech to focus on water services industry, enter Indonesia

As Dancomech’s current revenue is largely sourced from and the oil and gas, and palm oil industries, expanding further into water services will also cushion its exposure to the volatility of palm oil and crude oil prices.

Malaysia: BookDoc partners Agoda, to integrate room booking services on app

The partnership brings about technological integration that allows BookDoc users to search and book accommodations near to the clinics or hospitals where medical appointments have been made.

Exclusive: NY’s EquityZen lists India, Singapore as key markets for pre-IPO trading platform

EquityZen Inc, a New York-based firm operating a trading platform for pre-initial public offering (IPO) startups is gearing up for an Asia expansion, pinpointing India and Singapore as priority markets.

APAC leads in cross-border IPOs for H1 2016 despite slower deal flow in China

Baker & McKenzie noted in a report that Asia Pacific continues to be highest among the regions despite a decline to 41.2 in its IPO index, which has shown a level of stability across the last five years.