Fund Awards 2021 6 Wealth & Finance International - 2021 Fund Awards APR2w2 and liquidity like NASDAQ or NYSE in United States, which increasingly recognise lucrative value in high growth sizeable companies from Asia especially East Asia including Southeast Asia, especially after the birth of Southeast Asia- focused tech juggernaut Sea Ltd with market cap exceeding USD175b listed on NYSE. Next year could potentially be our big year to pull off a number of landmark de-SPAC public listing deals for Asia-focused high growth companies. What’s the long term aspiration that AEI Capital has in mind for the next 3 to 5 years, or even over the next decade? We look forward to becoming a top-tier private investment firm focused on tech and consumer space with AUM exceeding $1b in near term and $10b in mid-term, and aspire to become one of the largest growth equity institutional investors in the region especially for PIPE deals. Company: AEI Capital Group Name: John Tan Email: [email protected] Web Address: Address: Duplex Penthouse, Unit A-33A-6, Level 33A, Tower A, Menara UOA Bangsar, No. 5, Jalan Bangsar Utama 1, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Telephone: +603 – 2770 2752 will provide a substantial pipeline of proprietary investment or acquisition opportunities. • Value Creation Capabilities We have extensive experience working closely with our portfolio companies to assist with growth strategy and value creation. Our portfolio companies can benefit from both the operational and financial experience of our team to unlock additional value. • Capital Structure Optimization and Support Our investment team has strong expertise in navigating the capital markets, with strong relationships in the banking and finance industry, proven ability to complete capital raising efforts, and a proven history of executing M&A deals and other transactions. • Core strength in the APAC region We believe that the Asia Pacific region is becoming an increasingly important player in the global technology landscape. Home to a large base of technology companies, the region is also growing rapidly and it contains numerous established and fast-growing companies that largely remain undiscovered to global market participants. As such, even though we may identify potential targets in other regions, we believe it is critical to understand the dynamics behind the Asia Pacific technology space. Accordingly, our management team is especially established in Asia Pacific, thanks to our close relationships with professionals in the industry and our region- specific expertise that has been developed over four decades. We believe our strong network and deep understanding of Asia Pacific will be instrumental in potentially identifying and executing quality private or public equity growth capital deals in the region. What sets you apart from your competitors and peers and how do you use this differentiation to your advantage? (To put it simply, what is your ‘unique selling point’?) From late stage/pre-IPO to IPO/SPAC and then post-listing PIPE deals, we target mid-market high growth private and public companies which are less well-served by the current private and public capital markets, as compared to unicorns ie. private companies valued above USD1b and large-cap listed companies which are already better served by mainstream private & public capital markets. What are your plans for the future? What do the next few years hold for your company? What does the remainder of 2021 have in store? This year we are launching 3-4 SPACs to list on NASDAQ and/or NYSE of USD50-150m IPO size to tap into huge base of high growth mid-market private companies in Asian technology and consumer space with tremendous demand to access public capital markets of abundant depth