Private equity and venture capital in Malaysia: Summary of regulatory framework

In recent months, we have received many interests on private equity /venture capital applicants seeking to be registered as a private equity/ venture capital firms in Malaysia.

We have prepared a high level summary presentation which aims to provide an overview of the key practical issues including the types of registration provided under the Securities Commissions’ guidelines. Click the link below for a copy of the presentation.

Presentation Summary on Private Equity /Venture Capital Regulatory Framework in Malaysia

Attachment A – Definitions of ‘sophisticated person’: Schedule 6 and 7 of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 

Attachment B – Criteria and requirements for ‘fit and proper’ imposed on responsible person  

The slides also provides common issues surrounding application based on our experience that arises during registration and the relationship between the portfolio company’s managers and the private equity funds. Details on the conditions and responsibilities imposed by the Securities Commission on the responsible person of the applicant are also included. The typical mechanics involved in establishing a private equity/ venture capital fund in Malaysia is included as well.

Zurinalaw acts for some of Malaysia’s most prominent venture capital and private equity firms. We have the  experience and the network to help you establish your new venture capital or private equity fund and to position it for growth. For more information about the regulatory framework on private equity and venture capital in Malaysia, please contact Siti Zurina Sabarudin at +03-76245215, or e-mail at