Tan Sri Dato Seri Vincent Tan's Private Businesses
Berjaya Assets Berhad
Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Berjaya Times Square Sdn Bhd operates a shopping mall, Berjaya Times Square, an inner-city shopping-cum-leisure mall in Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle. Occupying a built-up area of approximately 7.5 million square feet on a 10-acre land, Berjaya Time Square comprises a 12-level shopping mall and two 46-storey towers of service suites.
The shopping mall area which measures approximately 3.5 million square feet, houses, a supermarket, an IT centre, 700 retail outlets and an indoor theme park.
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Natural Avenue Sdn Bhd
The company started operations in August 1995 upon the issuance of licence to Sarawak Turf & Equestrian Club under the Pool Betting Act 1967 to conduct the 1+3D Big / Small, 3D Big and 3D Small “A” and “B” Series games.
The principal activities of the Company with its Head Office at Jalan Pending, Kuching are the operation, promotion and management of the games. The Company has a ticketing agency network established through its gaming outlets in the whole state of Sarawak. In order to ensure smooth operation of the Company, Regional Offices were set up in Kuching, Sibu and Miri.
A special Draw Hall is housed at the Kuching Regional Office, located at Centraland Commercial Park, Jalan Rock, Kuching, to conduct all the draws.
Berjaya Media Berhad
Having a weekday distribution of 300,512 copies, today theSun is still the largest circulated urban English language newspaper in Malaysia. We appeal to all segments of the market, particularly to professionals who are hard-pressed for time and always on the go, as well as to young trendy urbanites.
With theSun’s strong editorial content, it stays true to its motto - Telling It As It Is; the un-spun news and timely news features, on politics and business, human interest and governance, entertainment and lifestyle, and sports presented in an easy-to-read compact and concise format, has garnered theSun a strong and growing reach, making it a perfect platform for advertisers.
theSun's brand appeal remains the mainstay through its well-thought out and articulated points-of-view found in the often-quoted leader pages and opinion columns. This potent editorial mix has proven theSun’s excellence in journalism which resulted in it winning numerous awards.
Helping advertising practitioners develop and execute engaging advertising campaigns makes theSun the preferred choice among media agencies and clients. The dynamic approach to fresh ideas coupled with theSun’s editorial team, positions the newspaper at the fore-front, pro-actively collaborating with advertisers to deliver effective advertising messages to the masses.
theSun has an online presence at www.thesundaily.my where top news of the day is constantly updated and presented to our readers. This news mix of original content and commentary is supported by email newsletter blasts and SMS alerts on a daily basis. Our newly launched website has an audience of more than 300,000 unique visitors, who regularly seek current news updates as well as logging in to their favourite columnists’ articles which are posted online.
theSun is Malaysia’s No. 1 urban newspaper.
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7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad
Being an established global brand name with operations in over 16 countries, 7-Eleven, together with its global licensees, franchisees and affiliates operate over 37,000 stores worldwide.
7-Eleven Malaysia aspires to be the preferred neighborhood convenience store, ensuring total customer satisfaction through fresh, innovative products and services that meet ever changing lifestyles.
Singer Malaysia(M) Sdn Bhd
SINGER has broadened its product range to include motorcycles, home appliances, audio-visual products, furniture and home improvement products and offers easy payment schemes that suit different customers’ preferences.
Intan Utilities Berhad
Intan holds a 40.08% stake in Berjaya Infrastructure Sdn Bhd ("BISB"), the holding company for Metropolitan Utilities Corporation Sdn Bhd and Air Utara Indah Sdn Bhd which are involved in the operations, maintenance and management of water treatment plants and the supply of potable water to the concession areas in the State of Perak and Kedah respectively.
For overseas water projects, BISB also owns 80% interest in a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) concession in the Regency of Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia and 100% interest in two water concessions in Qing Yuan County, Guangdong, China.
U Mobile Sdn Bhd
In March 2010, Singapore Technologies Telemedia (ST Telemedia), a leading information-communications company with operations globally concluded the deal with U Television Sdn Bhd (UTV), the major shareholder of U Mobile Sdn Bhd (U Mobile) at that time for the acquisition of a 33% stake in U Mobile. Its partnership with ST Telemedia indirectly allows U Mobile to tap into their expertise, fully utilizing its 3G experience which will present an edge in a market that is growing increasingly competitive.
U Mobile was the first telecommunication company to deploy the fastest internet connection in Malaysia following the call of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia to support the Government’s national agenda of providing constantly-improving broadband access to the diverse communities of Malaysia, when it launched the 42 mbps Broadband network utilizing its Dual-Cell HSPA+ (High-Speed Packet Access) connections in October 2010.
In the beginning of 2011, U Mobile underwent a “Simply Different” brand refresh exercise with an aim to make a difference in today’s telecommunication industry by offering fast, flexible, affordable and more focused communication plans to consumers and enterprise customers.
For more information, please visit www.u.com.my.
MOL Global, Inc. (MOL Global)
MOL AccessPortal Sdn Bhd (MOL)
Friendster Sdn Bhd (Friendster)
MOL AccessPortal Sdn Bhd (MOL)
Friendster Sdn Bhd (Friendster)
The physical distribution network of MOL Global comprises more than 970,000 locations in 13 countries across 4 continents. MOL Global also have mobile payment channels, electronic distribution channels that accept major credit cards and online banking from over 100 banks.
The company's products provide various opportunities to acquire and retain customers and their payment credentials, which present cross-selling opportunities for our existing and future solutions. With a clear focus on emerging markets, MOL Global continues to build great products and make an impact on the e-payment world of tomorrow.
MOL AccessPortal Sdn Bhd (MOL) is recognized as one of Asia Pacific's fastest growing technology companies in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific Awards for 2005 and 2006 and has won a Merit Award for the Best of E-Commerce Applications in MSC Malaysia Asia Pacific ICT Awards. MOL received the Member Excellence Award at the PIKOM ICT Leadership Award 2009 and is a Microsoft Certified Partner. In 2010, MOL ranked 23rd in the Deloitte Fast 500 Companies of Asia Pacific 2010, becoming South East Asia's fastest growing internet company.
Founded in 2002, Friendster Inc. is the world's pioneer social networking site with more than 115 million registered members and was acquired by MOL Global in 2009. Friendster is one of the best sites that allows people to create avatars, discover new worlds, enjoy games and meet new people. Friendster prides itself in delivering an easy-to-use, friendly and interactive environment where users can easily connect with others via www.friendster.com
The key payment products and services of the group are:
- MOLPoints - an internet wallet that allows users to purchase online game credits and other content and services without a credit card.
- MOLReloads - MOL Reloads is an application that facilitates electronic distribution of prepaid airtime through terminal-based infrastructure for MOLPoints and external prepaid service providers.
- MOLPay - MOLPay is a secured payment solution developed by MOL AccessPortal Sdn Bhd for online merchants. This system enables small enterprises such as online-shop blogs to securely transmit funds from the buyer to the seller via payment at online and physical channels.
- MMOG.asia - an online games portal.
- Friendster.com - Friendster is a leading global online gaming social network. Friendster is focused on helping people stay in touch with friends and discover new people and things that are important to them. Friendster builds upon the community and social nature of games to deliver an exciting new way to engage and have fun.
- Friendster iCafé - is a cybercafé management system; integrating cybercafe's computers, customers, accountings and billing needs into one thus enabling cybercafé owner to manage the cybercafés with convenience.
- Friendster Hotspot - empowers retail outlets with a free Wifi infrastructure for their consumers funded by advertising. Retailers benefit from having zero capital investment in costly internet connection and Wifi infrastructure, while advertisers gain optimum exposure by sponsoring the advertising space.
MOL.com Berhad, one of Money Online's major shareholders, has investments in other internet-related companies, including:
- Qinetics Solutions Bhd*, involved in the provision of internet domain name registration, management and system development and provision of web and IT solutions to both Service Provider and Enterprise customers. More details at www.qinetics.net and www.webnic.cc
- Forum Digital Sdn Bhd*, involved in internet Business to Customer ("B2C") commerce portal that offers Group Buying services with great discounts for lifestyle products and services, www.jackcow.com
- 3ntity Berhad*, involved in developed and provision of e-commerce and software solutions and services. More details at www.3ntity.com
- WOFS.com Sdn Bhd, involved in trading and consultancy of Chinese Geomacy (feng shui) and related service via www.wofs.com
* MSC Malaysia status company
Berjaya RadioShack Sdn Bhd
Berjaya Retail (Cayman) Limited which is the franchise developer is expected to open at least 1,000 franchise locations across the ASEAN region within the first 10 years. It’s subsidiary, Berjaya RS Sdn Bhd expects to open its first RadioShack store in Kuala Lumpur later this year.
RadioShack’s retail network includes approximately 4,700 company-operated stores in the United States and Mexico, 1,500 wireless phone centers in the United States and more than 1,100 dealer and franchise locations worldwide.
Cardiff City Football Club
Cardiff City FC currently competes in the Sky Bet Championship, a level below the Barclays Premier League in the English football pyramid system. The club’s highest achievement to date is the 1927 FA Cup win, followed soon after by winning the Charity Shield. Beating Arsenal 1-0 at the old Wembley Stadium, Cardiff City remain the only non-English club to lift the famous FA Cup. The history created in 1927 came only two years after the Welsh club were runners up in the same competition in 1925.
In modern history the club came close to winning the trophy again in 2008, losing narrowly to Portsmouth FC in the final. At that time Cardiff had reached the showpiece final as a Championship club, with Premier League Portsmouth lifting the FA Cup with a 1-0 win. Cardiff also defied the odds in 2012, reaching the final of the Football League Cup. Again they faced Premier League opposition in Liverpool FC, with the game being unexpectedly and courageously taken to an extra time stalemate, with Liverpool lifting the trophy on penalties.
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan acquired a substantial stake in the club in 2009, stepping in to change the club’s fortunes by addressing its financial woes. His bold decisions helped make the club more successful and sustainable. Having come close to reaching the Premier League via the Championship Play-Off Final in 2010, with the full support and backing of Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan, the club ensured promotion to the top flight by winning the division title in 2012/13. It was the first time the club competed in the top division for 53 years. Despite relegation back to the Championship in 2014, the club has ambitions to return to the Premier League at the earliest opportunity.
Notable achievements during Tan Sri’s first years at the club include:
Play-off Final (2010)
Play-off Semi Finals (2011, 2012)
Sarajevo Football Club
During its 69 years, the club has won 4 championship titles - two in the ex-Yugoslavia (in 1966/67 and 1984/85), as well as two in Bosnia and Herzegovina Championship - in 1998/99 and 2006/07. The club also won the SuperCup of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1996/97, and is the holder of five Cup titles of Bosnia and Herzegovina - in seasons 1996/97, 1997/98, 2001/02, 2004/05 and 2013/14.
Sarajevo FC currently competes at the BH Telecom Premijer Liga BiH, a top division competition in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is a regular competitor of the UEFA competitions. Over the years, Sarajevo FC played official international UEFA games with Manchester United, Borussia Monchengladbach, Dynamo Kiev, Hamburger SV, Cluj FC, Besiktas and Levski.
Since Tan Sri Dato' Seri Vincent Tan took over the majority of the voting and controlling rights of the Sarajevo FC Assembly in December 2013, the club has won the Cup title, and played the play-offs of the UEFA Europa League qualifiers in the 2014/15 season. The team won the Bosnia-Herzegovina Premier League Championship title on 31 May 2015 with a 3-1 win over FK Sloboda Tuzla.
Koninklijke Voetbalclub Kortrijk
Founded in 1901, with metrical number 19, KV Kortrijk is one of the oldest and most traditional football clubs in Belgium. The nickname of KV Kortrijk is ‘De Kerels’.
KV Kortrijk is currently competing at the highest level (the Jupiler Pro League) for 7 seasons in a row. Since the introduction of the Playoffs 6 seasons ago, they have reached 3 times Playoff and is one of the 6 best football teams in Belgium.
Los Angeles Football ClubIn November 2014, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan invested in a new Major League Soccer (“MLS”) team, Los Angeles Football Club, based in Los Angeles, United States of America. MLS is a professional soccer league representing the sport’s highest level in the United States and Canada. The Los Angeles Football Club is set to debut in 2017 in a brand new soccer stadium which will be built specifically for the team.
In addition to the two other main investors, Vietnamese entrepreneur, Henry Nguyen, and Westports Holdings Berhad CEO, Ruben Gnanalingam, the club has drawn investors from high profile personalities that include basketball legend Magic Johnson, ESPN NBA analyst Tom Penn, Hollywood producer Peter Guber, two-time FIFA World Player of the Year Mia Hamm, former Boston Red Sox player Nomar Garciaparra, and motivational speaker Anthony Robbins.