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Our history is intertwined with ASEAN, giving us a comprehensive understanding of the region's business landscape, markets and culture. Leveraging this strength, we have become the gateway to ASEAN for global investors. ASEAN corporates also trust our expertise which allows them access to investors across that world - investors who increasingly see the potential of ASEAN.

We began building this storied legacy upon Maybank Investment Bank’s incorporation in 1973. A watershed moment came in 2011 when Maybank Berhad, via Maybank Investment Bank Holdings Sdn Bhd, acquired Kim Eng Holdings. This bolstered Maybank's investment banking operations. Collectively, Maybank Investment Bank and Kim Eng have been rebranded as Maybank Kim Eng, thus accelerating Maybank's regional reach.

Walk through the history of an award-winning investment bank and brokerage by viewing the milestones that have shaped Maybank Kim Eng:


Maybank Kim Eng Milestones



  • Joint Principal Adviser, Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner, Joint Managing Underwriter and Joint Underwriter for MR. D.I.Y. Group (M) Berhad’s MYR1.5 billion IPO – Malaysia’s largest ever retail IPO and biggest IPO of the year.


  • Hosted the first-ever virtual Invest ASEAN 2020 conference series
  • Launched Captains Speak, an Invest ASEAN webinar and podcast series of conversations with ASEAN’s industry leaders and corporate titans



  • Maybank IB recognised as Asia Pacific’s Best Islamic Investment Bank and Sukuk Adviser of the Year by The Asset



  • Principal adviser, joint global coordinator, joint bookrunner, managing underwriter and joint underwriter for Leong Hup International Bhd’s IPO on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia, raising MYR1.03 billion in Malaysia’s biggest IPO since 2017




  • Maybank IB named Malaysia’s Best Investment Bank for the fourth consecutive year by Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2018



  • Maybank IB tops global sukuk and ASEAN loans bookrunner league tables




  • Joint principal adviser, joint global coordinator, joint bookrunner & joint managing underwriter for Eco World International’s USD586 million IPO on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia



  • Maybank IB voted Malaysia’s Best Brokerage House again in Asiamoney Brokers’ Poll 2016




  • Collaborated with South Korea’s Daishin Securities to expand equities footprint in Asia



  • Renewed collaboration with the States Securities Commission of Vietnam to further develop the securities market



  • Collaborate with Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd to widen brokerage coverage in Asia



  • Maybank Kim Eng sweeps top awards at Alpha Southeast Asia’s 10th Annual Best Financial Institution Awards 2016




  • Launched KataKatha - Southeast Asian Conversations on Culture and the Arts, a formative regional arts and culture initiative. The 4-day conversation took place in Kuala Lumpur from 12-15 November 2015, and was interspersed with public readings, movie screenings, and a public forum.


  • Hosted Invest ASEAN 2015 in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia.


  • Transaction Manager, Joint Principal Advisor, Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner, Joint Managing Underwriter and Joint Underwriter for Malakoff Corporation Berhad's MYR2.74 billion IPO - Malaysia's largest IPO since 2012.


  • Sole Financial Advisor, Sole Bookrunner and Joint Underwriter for Platinum Group's THB5,180 million IPO - the largest property IPO and the second largest IPO in Thailand in 2015 as at its pricing date.
  • Outstanding performance at the RAM League Awards.  Among the awards won, for the RAM Award of Distinction 2014, Maybank Investment Bank placed first for both Lead Manager Award and Lead Manager Award Islamic categories for programme value.
  • Hosted Invest ASEAN 2015: Singapore, the second Invest ASEAN conference for the year.
  • Announced partnership with Kiva, the world's first personal micro-lending marketplace, in an expansion of the Trade [&Give] initiative.


  • Hosted CAP10 ASEAN CEO Summit in Kuala Lumpur which brought together the leading drivers of the region's 10 capital markets to chart paths to prosperity as ASEAN moves toward becoming a single marketplace.  This was the first of a series of Invest ASEAN conferences for 2015.  


  • Topped the 2014 Dealogic ASEAN League Table for Equity Capital Markets (ECM), securing the highest deal volume for ECM Bookrunners in ASEAN for year 2014. 



  • Signed Memorandum of Understanding with Cathay Securities to expand equities footprint into Taiwan


  • Hosted second annual Invest Asia USA Conference in New York, Boston and San Francisco


  • Launched Trade[&Give], an initiative to assist budding entrepreneurs
  • Awarded Most Innovative Investment Bank by The Banker magazine
  • Partnered with Bursa Malaysia to host Invest Malaysia London


  • Sole Financial Advisor, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Lead Underwriter for IMPACT REIT's THB19,814.5 million IPO - the first-ever REIT in Thailand.


  • Named International Technology and Operations Bank of the Year by Asian Banking and Finance


  • Named Best Broker in Southeast Asia by Alpha Southeast Asia


  • Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Underwriter for Boustead Plantations' MYR1,152 million IPO in 2014 - the largest IPO for 2014 in Malaysia


  • Named Broker of the Year in Malaysia and Thailand by The Asian Banker
  • Principal Advisor, Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Underwriter for 7-Eleven Malaysia's MYR834 million IPO - the largest retail IPO in Malaysian corporate history


  • Inaugural international investor event Invest ASEAN was held


  • Launched EzyInvest, an investment product that makes investing in the stock market simpler
  • Launched MakeTrade, an online trading platform, in the Philippines.



  • Transaction Manager, Joint Principal Advisor, Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Managing Underwriter for UMW Oil and Gas's MYR2,715 million IPO - the largest IPO for 2013 in Malaysia and winner of the Best IPO Deal (Malaysia) award from Alpha Southeast Asia and The Edge
  • Organised Invest Malaysia USA 2013, in collaboration with Bursa Malaysia, a conference that covered New York City, Boston and San Francisco
  • Named Best Brokerage House in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand by The Asset Triple A Awards 


  • Principal Advisor, Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner, Managing Underwriter and Joint Underwriter for Westports Holdings Bhd's USD628.3 million Initial Public Offering (IPO) in Malaysia
  • Sole Domestic Lead Underwriter for Robinsons Retail Holdings’ USD621 million IPO in the Philippines
  • Joint International Lead Manager, Joint Global Coordinator, Joint International Bookrunner and Joint Domestic Lead Underwriter for Travellers International Hotel Group’s USD412 million IPO in the Philippines


  • Maybank Kim Eng's 40th anniversary


  • Held our first ASEAN conference in the US, across four cities. 


  • Joint Principal Advisor, Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Lead Manager for Sime Darby Global’s USD1.5 billion Multi-Currency Sukuk Programme



  • Kim Eng Vietnam Securities Company received approval to change its name to Maybank Kim Eng Securities Joint Stock Company


  • Joint Bookrunners and Joint Underwriters for IHH Healthcare’s MYR6.3 billion IPO


  •  Joint Principal Advisors, Joint Managing Underwriters, Joint Underwriters, Joint Global Coordinators, Joint Bookrunners for Felda Global Ventures’ USD3.1 billion IPO


  • First securities firm in Vietnam to be 100% foreign owned


  • ATR Kim Eng Financial Corporation officially changed its name to Maybank ATR Kim Eng Financial Corporation



  • Kim Eng Philippines offer closed
  • New brand name "Maybank Kim Eng" unveiled
  • Name change of our Thailand office to Maybank Kim Eng (Thailand)


  • Launched mandatory tender offer for Kim Eng Philippines


  • Completion of Kim Eng Philippines Conditional Share Purchase Agreement (CSPA)
  • Kim Eng Holdings became a wholly owned subsidiary of Maybank and delisted from Singapore Exchange


  • Singapore Mandatory General Offer (MGO) closed
  • Right of compulsory acquisition exercised to acquire the remaining Kim Eng Holdings shares not already owned by Maybank Investment Bank holdings
  • Thai Offer closed


  • Entered into CSPA for Kim Eng Philippines


  • Maybank Investment Bank Holdings launched a downstream tender offer to acquire the remaining shares of Kim Eng Securities (Thailand)
  • Offer Document/Launch of Singapore MGO despatched
  • CSPAS completed


  • CSPAs for Maybank IB Holdings’ acquisition of 44.6% in Kim Eng Holdings were executed and announced


Maybank Investment Bank Milestones


  • Signed an agreement with Standard & Poor’s to offer S&P’s Global Research Reports to Maybank Investment Bank clients
  • Joint Principal Advisor, Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Lead Manager for Celcom’s MYR4.2 billion Sukuk Programme


  • Sole Placement Agent for Khazanah’s divestment of its 2% stake in Tenaga Nasional Berhad. Successfully placed 86.75 million TNB shares and raised MYR702.67 million in what was the largest Malaysian share placement of the year
  • Joint Lead Manager and Joint Managing Underwriter for the relisting of Maxis. This IPO raised MYR11.2 billion making it the largest IPO in Malaysian history and the single largest IPO ever in Southeast Asia
  • Sole Principal Advisor, Lead Arranger and Manager for UMW’s maiden sukuk issuance valued at MYR800 million, marking the company’s debut in the Islamic capital market
  • Aseambankers changed its name to Maybank Investment Bank Berhad


  • Aseambankers acquired BinaFikir Sdn Bhd


  • Joint Principal Advisor and Joint Lead Arranger for a Synthetic Securitisation of a Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Loan of up to MYR600 million in Nominal Value. The deal was issued by Cagamas with Maybank as the originator. This was the first Synthetic Securitisation and first Securitisation of SME loans for Malaysia and Southeast Asia


  • Aseambankers merged with Mayban Discount Berhad and Mayban Securities Sdn Bhd


  • Asian and Euro-American Merchant Bankers Berhad changed its name to Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad


  • Maybank Investment Bank is incorporated in Malaysia under the name Asian and Euro-American Merchant Bankers Berhad


Kim Eng Milestones


  • Named Best Local Brokerage in Singapore since 1990 by Asiamoney in their “Brokers Poll of Polls” awards held in conjunction with Asiamoney’s special 20th anniversary issue


  • Strategic alliance with Mitsubishi UFG Securities


  • Expanded into Vietnam


  • Listed on Stock Exchange of Thailand
  • Launched research broadcasting and a research database on, the group's regional research-based website, and KETrade, its online trading platform


  • Merged with brokerage Ong Asia Limited
  • Entered into a Joint Venture with Heritage Trust Group


  • Acquired Yuanta Thailand


  • Opened in Thailand as a fully-licensed securities company


  • Expanded into the Philippines


  • Became the first stock broker listed on the Singapore Exchange
  • Expanded into Indonesia, Malaysia and the US


  • Expanded into London


  • Expanded into Hong Kong


  • Founded in Singapore