Impact investments in Myanmar gather momentum but still to scale up


Some global impact players have responded to the market potential and need to step up their presence in the country.

IFC pushes for PPP projects to spruce up Myanmar infrastructure

IFC is advising the implementation of Yangon’s first elevated expressway under a public-private partnerships scheme.

Yoma’s Melvyn Pun sees Myanmar as a land of exciting investment opportunities

Yoma Strategic is one of three publicly listed companies that have grown out of a business founded by the elder Pun in 1983, one of the largest conglomerates in Myanmar.

Myanmar: BOD Tech leads Series A round in bus ticketing software firm Innoveller

BOD Tech Ventures is not new to this vertical having invested in Star Ticket, an online bus ticket booking platform, in 2016.

Myanmar’s nexlabs raises six-digit funding led by Singapore VC firm VIMIC

Blibros Capital Partners, an existing investor, will also inject additional capital in the round, alongside VIMIC.

Myanmar Sugar Development Co to invest $20m in first phase of project

To cover the total project cost, the company will need to raise an investment of up to $65 million.

Myanmar Digest: Karen, IDPM $350K fundraise; Global Tech rolls out new service

Singapore registered Karen Enterprises and Integrative Design & Project Management have raised $350,000 for the survey and master planning work of Mu Aye Pu city project

Myanmar’s MTG DC to invest $24m in telecom tower business

Its top customer will be the new telecom operator, Myanmar National Tele & Communications Ltd (MNTC), backed by Vietnam’s Viettel

Myanmar’s Memories Group debuts on Singapore Exchange

It becomes the first Burmese tourism-focused company to list on an exchange abroad, and first firm to debut on SGX this year.

IFC considers extending loan of up to $30m for Myanmar’s Thilawa terminal

The proposed IFC investment comprises an IFC ‘A’ loan of up to $15 million and a parallel loan of up to $15 million.