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.
- Ravi Menon, 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:
- Corporate finance advisers and exempt corporate finance advisers serving accredited investors hold a capital markets services licence and are governed under the Securities and Futures Act .
- Finance companies are governed by the Finance Companies Act
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Schemes and Initiatives
Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Trade and Industry, at the SGX Securities Market Open Event on 17 September 2021
At the SGX Securities Market Open Event, Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Trade and Industry, announced a package of initiatives to support high-growth enterprises to raise capital in Singapore’s public equity market and broaden Singapore’s proposition as a financing hub.
Boosting Equity Financing for High-Growth Enterprises
Singapore announced a package of initiatives to support high-growth enterprises to raise capital in Singapore’s public equity market and broaden Singapore’s proposition as a financing hub.
Keynote Speech by Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, at the OMFIF Global Public Investor Launch on 12 June 2019
Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Finance and MAS’ Board Member, said Singapore seeks to contribute to Asia’s sustainable growth by serving as a key node for channelling financing to the region.
Speech by Mr Peter Ong, Chairman, Enterprise Singapore and Board Member, Monetary Authority of Singapore at the SFF x SWITCH 2019 Global Launch Party on 12 June 2019
Mr Peter Ong, Chairman of Enterprise Singapore and MAS' Board Member, touched on innovation and enterprise in Singapore, and the collaboration between MAS and Enterprise Singapore on "Deal Fridays", a component of the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) x Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) 2019.
Opening Address by Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance, and MAS' Board Member, at the UBS Wealth Insights Conference on 14 January 2019
Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance and MAS' Board Member, announced that MAS would implement a three-year initiative to help businesses seeking to raise capital through Singapore’s equity market. He also announced the launch of the Grant for Equity Market Singapore (GEMS).