The SYAZUMO Group, founded by Syaraff Al Sadat Bin Tan Sri Sheikh Abdul Mohsein and Dr. Wan Zurina Wan Awang, MD in July 2007, is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in start-up, growing and mature businesses which can benefit from the firm’s operating experience and flexible capital. Since its inception, SYAZUMO has invested in 2 new startups, acquired majority stakes in 3 growing companies, and a minority stake in a mature company nationwide with combined annual revenues surpassing RM200 million in FY 2011. SYAZUMO’ offices in Kuala Lumpur and Iskandar Malaysia serve its active investment programs in these high growth economic regions.
The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. As a result, the firm looks to create value with its operating perspective, in addition to the more customary buy-out and financial engineering skills.
SYAZUMO envisioned of becoming a leading investor, primarily in the technology, telecommunications, business services, industrial, healthcare, media, and consumer & retail sectors, having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of creating substantial value in its portfolio companies alongside management. Private equity-backed companies, like those that SYAZUMO are looking to invests in, have been shown to grow faster than other types of companies and SYAZUMO's private equity returns is expected to consistently and significantly outperformed publicly traded indices.