Southeast Asia is maturing as a destination for private capital. The region’s private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) ecosystem is expanding as investors continue to accumulate dry powder for investments.
Last year, the region was rated the most attractive market for investments for the second straight year by limited partners (LP) in a global survey conducted by industry association EMPEA.
The region has given birth to several unicorns, or startups valued at $1 billion or more. The number of soonicorns – those valued between $100 million and $1 billion – is also surging.
However, exits remain hard to come by. Early investors and startup employees looking to cash in on their bets often find few options at their disposal. In Singapore, three new regulated private exchanges have emerged as a response to this growing need for liquidity by private market participants.
In our latest report, we feature all three of them – 1exchange, iSTOX and Hg Exchange – and also approached deal-matching platforms like Aurigin to understand the landscape, their unique selling points, and the roles they play in Southeast Asia’s maturing ecosystem.
Entrepreneurs looking to fundraise and/or employees and early investors looking for liquidity can find the following insights in our SE Asia Private Marketplaces 2020 report:
- The role of private exchanges in Southeast Asia
- The forces shaping their growth
- How US private exchanges are providing a roadmap
- Side-by-side comparison of SE Asia’s private exchanges in terms of product features and fee structure
- In-depth conversations with 1exchange, iSTOX, Fundnel and Aurigin