H20 Capital represents the Larive Group in Malaysia. Together we support our clients with business intelligence, market entry and growth strategies, implementation, post-entry services, Public Private Partnerships, grants and finance.
Through H2O Capital’s multi-disiplinary and broad domestic and international experience base of its team, the company is able to provide strategic perspectives and deliver a competitive edge. H2O Capital Malaysia is led by Mr. Theo Bark, and Mr. Tham Yit Jin.
Some cases in collaboration between Larive and H2O Capital include companies in industries such as truck manufacturing, industrial components and services and service provider for oil & gas (upstream). Our work involved, among others, regulatory environment and legal framework analysis, market analysis and potential M&A opportunities and targets and advisory board setup.
Since independence in 1957, Malaysia has grown from an economy that was agriculture and commodity-based to one that is now host to robust manufacturing and service sectors. It is one of the most open economies in the world, with a trade to GDP ratio averaging over 140% since 2010. Primary industries include electrical & electronics, petroleum & petrochemicals, palm oil & oleochemicals, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, timber, rubber, and machinery.
In the 1st quarter of 2018, Malaysia’s economy grew by 5.4%, which was supported by steady domestic demand and private sector expenditure. The services sector expanded by 6.5% (particularly information and communications and finance/insurance) while the manufacturing sector grew 5.3% (E&E, petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products). Construction and agriculture also grew by 4.9% and 2.8% respectively. Since 2010, Malaysia’s economy has been averaging an annual growth rate of 5.4%. (Source: H20 Capital 2018)