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Malaysia's PE, VC funding up 8.43% to USD3.64bn in 2022

Malaysia's private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funding increased by 8.43% to MYR16.08bn (USD3.64bn) in 2022, up from MYR14.83bn (USD3.35bn) in the previous year, according to the Securities Commission Malaysia's Annual Report 2022. The report reveals that total committed funds in the industry at the end of 2022 amounted to MYR10.71bn for PE and MYR5.37bn for VC. Corporate investors, individuals, family offices, financial institutions, and government agencies were the top sources of funding for the industry. The top three registered corporations by investor commitments were Creador, Xeraya Capital, and Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad. The medical and biotechnology industry received the largest share of VC investment in 2022, while wholesale and retail trade attracted the most PE investment. The industry employed 229 professionals with at least four years of experience as at the end of 2022.


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