Seeing Your Initial Public Offering (IPO) Application to Success

Our 100% owned Malaysian Issuing House Sdn Bhd (MIH) has been managing IPO applications, share registration, IPO subscriptions and IPO administration as well as other types of capital raising exercises for many years. As the premier issuing services company, we offer a wealth of experience; a team of dedicated personnel and custom solutions to help ensure your capital raising exercises are truly successful ones.

Reaching beyond one blanket solution, our team of experts from our Malaysian Issuing House are well-versed and highly experienced in regulatory compliance requirements, IPO share registration best practices, and more.

Simplify your IPO Applications and Share Registration Processes with BoardRoom


Here at BoardRoom, we understand how important it is when it comes to managing your IPO shares. Opening your company shares to the public market is a big milestone, and our Malaysian Issuing House has experience in helping you pave the way for greater and better investment possibilities, so that your business can grow beyond what private ownership offers.

01 BoardRoom’s Share Issuance Services help businesses in various areas of IPO such as:

  • Advising the professionals and our client on IPO timeline and requirement
  • Distributing prospectus, application forms and envelopes to stockbrokers, financial institutions and members of the public.
  • Liaising with participating banks/ finance companies to initiate commencement of electronic share application and internet share application
  • Receiving, sorting and counting of IPO application received
  • Tabling share allotment and arranging computerised ballots in the event of over subscription
  • Informing the regulatory authorities and the public the subscription result of the IPO

We are one of only two licensed share issuing houses in Malaysia who play an important role as an intermediary between companies seeking capital expansion through initial public offering (IPO) and investors who subscribe to the securities of the issuers. We work closely with regulatory authorities, corporate advisers and our subsidiary companies to dispense innovative and investor-friendly issuance services specialised to suit your corporate and business requirements. We aim to deliver a total solution to ensure that your transition from private to public listed company goes smoothly.

Think your business is ready to enter the public market? Our experienced team here at BoardRoom can guide you through every step of the process and offer a wide variety of IPO share registration services and solutions to streamline the process. If you have any questions or would like to work with our Malaysian Issuing House, contact us today.

Why Choose BoardRoom?

Because we help take your business further, faster, at all stages

BoardRoom is Asia-Pacific’s leader in Corporate and Advisory Services including Regional Employee Plan Services, Regional Payroll Services, Corporate Secretarial Services, Share Registry Services, Accounting and Taxation Services, Payroll Outsourcing, and Human Resource Outsourcing.

For over 50 years, we have supported companies in navigating through complex operational and regulatory policies and cultural sensibilities. We are well-positioned in Asia-Pacific with offices in Singapore, Australia, China, Hong Kong, and Malaysia, as well as an extensive partner network throughout Asia. 

BoardRoom is the partner of choice for many Fortune 500 multinational companies, public listed and privately owned enterprises.

Get in touch with our Share Issuance experts today!

Jonathan Lim


Jonathan Lim

Chief Operations Officer, Share Registry Services

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is an Initial Public Offering (IPO)?

An Initial Public Offering (IPO) is when a private company attempts to go public for the first time. This is done by the unlisted company offering new or existing shares for members of the public to buy or sell in a new stock issuance, including any existing shareholders. After an IPO, a company will get publicly listed on a regulated stock exchange. As such, IPOs provide companies with greater opportunities to obtain capital by offering shares through the main market, allowing for further expansion and growth.

2. What is the IPO application process in Malaysia?

Applying for an IPO can be a straightforward process for businesses in Malaysia, so long as they meet the listing criteria as outlined by the Malaysian Stock Exchange (Bursa Malaysia). This involves a set of both quantitative and qualitative criteria.

Once your company is satisfied that these requirements can be fulfilled, there are three ways to apply for an IPO, both online and traditionally using a printed application form (known as the White Application Form). More information on the IPO application process can be found here.

3. What is an IPO share issuing house and what services do they provide?

An IPO share issuing house is a company that helps private companies go public by facilitating their IPO process. Malaysian share issuing houses may offer services such as advising companies on their IPO timeline and necessary requirements, liaising with participating banks and financial institutions, performing all application and registration processes, marketing shares to potential investors, and informing authorities of the IPO result.

4. What are the benefits of using an IPO share issuing house in Malaysia?

If your company in Malaysia is looking to go public, there are many benefits to using an IPO share issuing house for this purpose. You will gain access to professional expertise and resources who can guide you through the process, whilst also increasing your credibility and visibility which can boost potential investor confidence in your business. An IPO share issuing house will also be knowledgeable in all regulatory requirements and ensure your company’s compliance with local laws.

5. What share issuing house in Malaysia can assist with my IPO application and share registration process?

BoardRoom can readily assist with all your IPO processes with our share registration services. We are one of two licensed share issuing houses in Malaysia, with an experienced team of experts to help you through each stage of the process from start to finish. We can also answer any questions you might have about IPO registration and getting your company publicly listed. If you want to find out more about our Malaysian Issuing House, please contact us so we can identify the best approach for your needs.