Securities Commission Malaysia

Securities Commission Malaysia’s FIKRA ACE seeks FinTech startups to enhance Islamic capital market

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is seeking FinTech startups to enhance Islamic capital market via the second cohort of its FIKRA ACE accelerator program, part of the FIKRA ACE initiative.

Malaysian regulators pledge speedier IPO approvals for Main, ACE markets

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and Bursa Malaysia Berhad have jointly committed to an expedited three-month approval period for initial public offerings (IPO) on both the Main Market and the ACE Market. The commitment is applicable to new IPO applications received from March 1, 2024.

Securities Commission Malaysia introduces accelerated transfer of listing from ACE Market to Main Market for eligible companies

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has on Wednesday introduced an accelerated transfer process to facilitate the promotion of eligible ACE Market public listed companies (PLCs) to the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia.

SC Malaysia to introduce streamlined transfer of listing to encourage more exit options

The SC, together with Bursa Malaysia is working to improve efficiency in the public markets to facilitate a start-up’s IPO, with measures such as expediting the IPO process and reducing time-to-market for companies seeking to list on its stock exchange.

Malaysia announces measures to boost capital market vibrancy and competitiveness

Malaysia has on Monday announced several measures to boost capital market vibrancy and competitiveness. The capital market regulators commit to explore ways to reduce market friction and shorten time-to-market for initial public offerings.

Securities Commission Malaysia revises venture capital and private equity framework

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has enhanced its guidelines on the registration of venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) corporations and management corporations (VC/PE Guidelines). The revisions took effect on November 28.

Malaysia’s private equity and venture capital funding up 26.75% to $3.52B in 2021

Malaysia's total committed funds for private equity and venture capital rose 26.75 percent to MYR14.83 billion ($3.52 billion) in 2021 from MYR11.7 billion ($2.78 billion) in 2020, according to Securities Commission Malaysia's (SC) 2021 annual report revealed on Monday.Total committed funds under management for private equity increased to MYR9.65 billion…

Securities Commission Malaysia registers two initial exchange offering operators

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) announced Wednesday that it has registered two initial exchange offering (IEO) operators, Kapital DX Sdn Bhd and Pitch Platforms Sdn Bhd, to promote responsible innovation in the digital assets space. The registered IEO operators will provide an alternative avenue for eligible companies to raise funds via the…

Malaysian securities regulator revises SPAC framework

The revised SPAC framework will take effect on Jan 1, 2022.