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Trupartners Sdn Bhd

Trupartners Sdn Bhd (trupartners) started its operation on September 1st 2007. The company is involved in the business of providing advisory services to private limited companies who is in the process of fund raising either in the form of equity or loan. Trupartners is also a venture capital management company licensed by the Securities Commission of Malaysia to provide venture capital fund management services in Malaysia.

Advisory services – the services provided by trupartners are mainly those as funds arranger which includes:

To seek and identify potential investors either a body corporate or individuals in raising necessary funding;

To liase and undertake all necessary arrangements including, providing avenue of communication between the Client and potential investor and or lender;

To advise the client on the conduct of negotiations with potential Funder on the most favorable terms and conditions;

To coordinate meetings and participating in discussions that relate to matters directly related to the Fund Raising Exercise;

To provide access to Client with the various parties to be involved in the Fund Raising Exercise such as accountants, lawyers, merchant bankers, venture capitalists and if necessary relevant authorities.

Fund Management – trupartners is also involved in the business of venture capital fund management.

Currently the company is a sub-manager of CAV Private Equity Management Sdn Bhd (CAVPE) to provide venture capital and private equity management services to Commerce Agro Ventures Sdn Bhd (CAV).

www.trupartners.com.my

VF Capital Sdn Bhd

Background

VF Capital Sdn Bhd (VF Capital) was incorporated on 26th October 2004. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Priharta Development Sdn Bhd (PHT).

PHT, the holding company of VF Capital, is a private equity company with diversified investment in transportation, properties development and holds a substantial interest in the Rimbunan Hijau Group.

PHT sets up VF Capital to provide venture capital to those fast growing high technology companies for expansion and development.

Principal Activities

The principal activity of VF Capital is venture capital investment in high growth and high technology companies primarily focusing on information and communication technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology.

VF Capital is allocated an investment fund of RM50 million for the venture investment. This RM50 million fund is internally generated within the PHT Group and it is expected to be invested over the next few years.

VF Capital also strongly believes that the venture capital industry is closely linked with the capital market and it is VF Capital’s objective to support the Malaysian capital market.

Portfolio Allocation

It is also envisaged that the investment portfolio will be allocated in the following weightage:-

Information and communication technology 30%
Biotechnology 40%
Nanotechnology 30%
However, VF Capital will be actively monitoring and reviewing its portfolio allocation to meet the needs of the market. This is to ensure that VF Capital is able to channel fund into the appropriate sectors and help the companies to grow. VF Capital is a dynamic and responsive venture capitalist who believes in funding the future growth of the technology companies.

Investment Policies & Process

VF Capital primarily invests in companies at their Expansion Stage.

VF Capital may invest in Start-up Stage or Early Stage company only if it believes it has vast growth potential.

VF capital invests in companies that offer prospect for high growth and return in shareholder value over 3 – 5 years period.

VF Capital normally invests in company that it can maintain effective board representation.

VF Capital will not invest in new business opportunities that compete directly with its existing portfolio companies.

VF Capital invests in business with the key success factors and risks that can be clearly identified and understood.

Each investment that VF Capital undertakes must be consistent with its corporate values.
Investment Process

10 Stage Approach

Process Timeline

The investment process from Origination to Investment stage normally takes about 13 weeks (or 3 months) to complete. From there onwards, the Nurturing stage sets in. This nurturing process will take about 1 to 5 years depending on the exit strategy.

VF Capital believes that through the nurturing process, it helps the investee company to identify problems and issues early and deal with them. VF Capital sees this pro-active approach to investing as the best way to preserve capital invested and optimize the performance of the investee company.

Fund Seekers

Your first step onto a steady growth path and winning relationship with VF Capital begins here.

Please send us your business plan now to proposal@vfcapital.com.my and our investment team will review it with great anticipation.

1. Business Plan
To download Business Plan, right click on the link above and save target as.

2. Company Profile

Form 9 (Borang 9)
Form 24 (Borang 24)
Form 49 (Borang 49)
Memorandum and Articles of Association (please submit those if applicable)

3. Financial Statement and Latest Management Account

3 years audited financial statement
3 years financial projections

4. List of Assets and Valuation Report (if applicable)

Vida Partners Sdn Bhd

Founded in 2007, Vida Partners is an independent private equity management firm. While the company is newly set up, Vida’s founding partners have 38 years of combined experience in private equity management.

Presently, Vida manages private equity funds from institutions, corporations and high net worth individuals.

Vida’s founding partners were the pioneering team and senior management of Commerce-Ventures Group, formerly a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bumiputra Commerce Holdings Bhd and now part of the CIMB Group, the second largest financial institution in Malaysia.

Vida Partners brings a wealth of in-depth private equity experience through its partners and investment professionals. The partners pride themselves with a strong track record and team cohesion. Previously, in Commerce-Ventures, the partnershad a successful 10 year track record in investing, realization and fund raising activities. Over the last decade, Commerce-Ventures grew its funds under management from RM15.0 million to RM900 million.

Vida Partners through its experienced continuing team is familiar with the challenges of identifying, nurturing and taking a pro active role in value adding to portfolio companies. The team’s track record is a reflection of their investment discipline, philosophy, passion and motivation for the business.

VIDA’s Experience

Vida Partners brings to you a union of individuals who have a solid track record in the private equity management arena. Over the last 10 years together, the individuals have proven that they have the track record, investment discipline, passion, team stability and cohesion that are mandatory criteria of any investors in the private equity arena.

Vida’s partners, both individually and as a team have acquired and built invaluable experience and knowledge in their previous careers together. This partnership can be viewed as an extension of their careers from Commerce-Ventures.

Between themselves, they managed RM900 million of funds (as of June 2007) in diverse industries i.e. Information Communication Technology, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Consumer and Industrial Services, Education, Healthcare and Agriculture.

Besides their broad industry coverage, they also have the understanding and know-how to manage the challenges of various stages of investments. Stages of investments they made were wide ranging from start-ups to buy-outs. These investments required an amalgamation of approaches and skill sets to manage. They practise a disciplined hands-on investment management approach i.e. functioning together with the entrepreneurs and management of the investee companies in achieving the end and yet not stifling the growth of the relationship, always a delicate balance. They strongly believe that value can only be created or added if comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the business is observed.

Essentially, over the last 10 years together, they have made 87 investments, exited in 34 investments via IPOs, Trade Sales, M&A exercises and Buy Backs. More importantly, they have consistently managed to return a minimum average Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 20% per annum to their investors.

Walden International

Founded in 1987, Walden International is an established global venture capital firm.

With committed capital of over US$1.6 billion, we strive to invest in entrepreneurs and companies that demonstrate an ability to gain a competitive advantage in the markets they serve. Our investments are focused on four key industry sectors: communications, electronics/digital consumer , software & IT services, and semiconductors.

Headquartered in San Francisco, and with offices around the globe, our team of multicultural investment professionals provide the capital, technical expertise, industry knowledge, operating experience, and global resources to launch early stage companies into successful businesses. We value honesty and integrity and foster a work environment of diversity, teamwork, creativity, and opportunity.

We pride ourselves on having the courage to back first-mover companies and attribute much of our continued success to a passion for detailed assessment of market viability and team credentials. Our global team brings the business expertise and resilience needed to support investments through the challenges of taking products from concept to market, and fueling growth.

We are committed to providing superior returns to our investors. We forge long-term partnerships, sharing our expertise in business growth and global markets, and seek to develop the next generation of business leaders.

What We Look For

Referrals
We rarely entertain a business proposition unless it comes via a referral. This process gives both parties a sense of pre-qualification – you will be clear on what we fund and why, and we will know you have at least attempted to find and match the right VC with your business sector.

First Movers
Our success, over almost two decades, is the direct result of backing qualified first movers with clear-cut solutions to current needs, identifiable and quantitative customer bases, and great management teams with a frugal approach to financial management.

We invest in companies in the seed and early stages of development, or in expansion rounds where we can add value through our global network and industry relationships. Our team is aggressively selective, while remaining open the vast range of opportunities within our specialist sectors. We have been the lead investor in over half of our portfolio companies and are represented on the board of over 70% of these companies.

Business Clarity
We want companies that can easily explain why their product or service is compelling – if this can’t be achieved quickly and concisely it is a warning sign for the WI team.

Business clarity is integral to our need for a crisp and clear problem/solution model. It has future ramifications not only for communicating with customers, but funding, team building, marketing and positioning. If the business model is overly complex and dependent on too many variables, the chance of success is compromised.

Proven Team
Not all our investments are made in companies with a proven team, but it certainly helps having people who are tried and tested, who have managed a start-up, worked with VCs and know what it takes to drive a business to success.

Problem Solving
What is the problem your product is designed to solve? What is the expected market share? What is the potential for growth and global expansion? Is this market ready for your offering now? Are the products unique and differentiated? Is there a competitive advantage in time-to-market, cost, performance, and quality? These are some of the questions we will be asking – and we need to hear that you either have customers already or they have indicated they will be buying in the near future. The customer base, and its needs, must be clearly identified and pre-qualified.


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