On 1st January 2021, Venture Alliance Investment Fund (L) Berhad (“VAI” or “The Fund”) had announced the launch of an offshore private equity fund – VAI Fund, offered only to professional investors. VAI is incorporated as a Private Fund in Labuan International Business and Financial Center (“Labuan IBFC”). Labuan IBFC is regulated by the Labuan Financial Services Authority (“Labuan FSA”).
With the launch of the VAI, we’re bringing unique opportunities to the market that give investors exposure to companies with pioneering technologies and innovative business models which we identified as undervalued and mispriced,” said Elven Choo Siew Horng, Director at VAI.
“We are excited to offer professional investors a new fund that focuses on the quality and high caliber and growth businesses from various industries. “We believe that with the launch of this Fund, we’re bringing a special product to the market that gives investors exposure to companies we feel are undervalued across many industries and countries within the emerging markets asset class,” added Elven Choo.
“VAI and its Investment Manager – WCEI International Ltd’s Investment Management Team, who has been managing emerging market private equity assets for 5 years and we’re excited to offer professional investors a vehicle to access an asset class which has historically generally been reserved for institutional investors.”
VAI’s strategy is to source opportunities extending medium to long-term capital appreciation through direct investments into established and prospective private companies to leverage on large-scale buyouts while having an immense commitment to ethical business conducts. Investment managers of VAI Fund possess deep expertise in consumer products, brands, retail & consumer technologies as well as financial technologies, sectors which we believe are appreciably supported by the uprising global trend demanding avant-garde technologies.
“Business and deals sourcing is one of the most critical success factors of a private equity fund,” said Elven Choo Siew Horng. “Our leads come from various reliable sources that provide exclusive, off-market investment opportunities. VAI and WCEI then conduct stringent due diligence to ensure the quality of deals and attractive returns.”
Privileged and Exclusive off-market investment opportunities
VAI has an extensive connection with business leaders, bankers, accountants, and financial advisors. Our partnerships with local, regional, and global businesses, corporates, industry associations, and reputable marketers, are all especially important sources of deal flow for the Fund. Referrals from these contacts allow the Fund, and our investors, access to exclusive deals that would have been otherwise impossible to reach by retail investors.