Investment Banking

BPMB’s Investment Banking (“IB”) activities comprise of Debt Capital Market, Advisory and Syndication units. IB provides prospective clients with financial advisory services towards optimizing their funding requirements mainly for infrastructure projects and related business activities.


Our activities include: -

  • Principal Adviser / Lead Arranger for Private Debt Securities and Islamic Securities;

  • Lead Arranger for Syndicated and Club Deal project finance facilities;

  • Structuring adviser for project finance fund raising exercise; and

  • Project finance advisory including feasibility studies and financial modeling.

To find out more on how we can provide customised and innovative financing solutions for your company, please contact us at +60 3 2611 3124.

Frequently Asked Questions on Private Debt Securities

What is Private Debt Securities (“PDS”)?

PDS are promissory notes issued by corporations to investors signifying their obligations to fulfill their financial obligations under the debts on maturity dates.


PDS can be issued in short, medium or long term tenures in the form of CP, MTN and Bond respectively.  PDS can be structured either on conventional or Islamic principles and their prescribed investors comprised of banks, insurance companies, pension funds, mutual funds, fund managers, corporations and high net worth individuals.  Unlike conventional banking facilities, PDS can be traded amongst the investors in the secondary market.

Who is eligible to issue PDS and what are the main requirements for issuance?

All corporations including government/government bodies are eligible to undertake a PDS issuance.   However, PDS issuance requires the approval from the Securities Commission (“SC”) and it must be rated by the rating agency with a minimum investment grade, unless exempted by the SC.


How long is the process for a PDS issuance?

A normal PDS issuance will take between three to six months to financial close depending on the complexity of the financing structure.  The process will include corporate, technical and financial due diligence works, rating exercise, application to and approval from the SC and legal documentation, amongst others, prior to issuance.