Enterprise Financing

MAS supports the growth of the enterprise financing ecosystem by enhancing the vibrant environment for venture capitalists and private equity firms to establish a hub in Singapore.


Venture capital/private equity (VC/PE) managers are an essential component of the enterprise financing ecosystem, specifically by providing smart capital. More Asian companies are expanding beyond their borders, which has led to a surge in capital raising in Asia and greater interest to invest in Asian companies.

Besides being a provider of capital, VC/PE managers contribute operational and business expertise to their portfolio companies. Such expertise could improve the companies' operational efficiencies and unlock new markets for the companies' products and services.

MAS has revised regulations to facilitate the activities of venture capitalists, and to give finance companies greater scope to support small and medium-sized enterprises.

We are also working with the industry on initiatives to support finance companies at various stages of the financing lifecycle and to profile ASEAN VC and PE activity and landscape through collaborative research. At the exit stage, we are looking to set up private market funding platforms to help growth companies access a wider network of investors.

Asian companies are choosing to stay private for longer and becoming more receptive to venture capital and private equity financing.

- Ravi Menon, former Managing Director, MAS
At Nomura Investment Forum Asia 

Regulations and Guidance

Depending on your company's enterprise financing activities, it could be regulated as follows:

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