Bradbury Asset Management commits RM 150million to Crewstone Bradbury Penjana Fund
Bradbury Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited (“BAMHK”), an asset management company established in Hong Kong since 2012, has committed up to RM 150 million of foreign investment via one of it’s offshore funds into the Crewstone Bradbury Penjana Fund established in partnership with Crewstone International Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) and Penjana Kapital Sdn Bhd, under the Ministry of Finance Malaysia.
The fund seeks to invest in technology projects in Malaysia to capitalize on the growth potential of Malaysian ventures or companies in the region planning to establish in Malaysia.
The partnership with Crewstone International Sdn Bhd, as one of the VC (venture capital) fund managers selected under the The Dana Penjana Nasional (DPN) programme through Penjana Kapital Sdn Bhd, will allow for greater cross border investment collaboration opportunities via the exchange of unique skill sets contributed by the partnership. The DPN programme under the Ministry of Finance is a matching fund-of-funds programme where the government will match up to RM600 million on a 1:1 basis with the VC funds, with an initial target of RM1.2 billion.
“We are excited to be working with Bradbury as the exclusive limited partner in this fund as they have shown tremendous confidence in our capability as a general partner and the Malaysian technology scene” said Ahmad Izmir Mujab, CEO of Crewstone International Sdn Bhd. He added that “The RM 150 million allocation committed by Bradbury is one of, if not, the single largest commitment for the Dana Penjana Nasional programme to date”.
Bradbury Group, the holding company of BAMHK, is a comprehensive financial institution consisting of several licensed entities that specialize in international securities brokerage, asset management and EAM services for sophisticated investors globally. With a strong focus in Asia, its private equity portfolios spans across capital markets, real estate, green energy, media, commodities trading and others. As part of this partnership initiative, Bradbury is considering to establish a state-of-the-art EV Bus Manufacturing & Assembly Factory as well as an EV Battery Research & Development Centre in Malaysia.
Keith Loo, CEO of Bradbury Group said “We are optimistic and look forward to grow the tech eco system in Malaysia through our contribution and the various government initiatives placed for 2021. The various grants and incentives provided by government agencies lead by the Ministry of Finance has made Malaysia a competitive hub for local and international technology companies. We hope these initiatives continue to be introduced in the future as it allows more foreign direct investors such as Bradbury to strategically place and grow our investment during these exciting times. Our EV initiative will not only create jobs and spur economic growth, but also create a branding for Malaysia in the hot EV space.”