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.

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.

Exclusive: Malaysian PE firm CMS Opus makes retail debut, picks 31.5% in MBG Fruits

The investment into the retail sector is the first for the private equity firm, which has previously focused on the oil & gas sector, engineering and manufacturing companies and a water treatment chemical distributor.

Malaysia: Edugat launches ECF offer to raise $75.2k on CrowdPlus.Asia

The company has a post-money valuation of MYR1 million, assuming the maximum of MYR300,000 is raised and this is based on the proof of business model, value of the platform and current traction of students.

Malaysia: Green Lagoon exceeds $202k target on ECF platform

“ECF will continue to be part of our fund raising platform, and we have started looking at how to raise our next round of funds, to start our new biogas-to-power projects, and also to fund our new business ventures,” Cheah said.

Malaysia: Touristly partners AirAsia’s Tune Hotels to provide holiday planning service to hotel customers

“Our aim is to be an ancillary revenue platform that allows existing players an opportunity to provide additional offerings to their customers with no upfront investment,” Touristly founder Aaron Sarma said.