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Deals and exits needed to draw VC and PE funds

"Liquidity and exits are critical considerations for early-stage investors and entrepreneurs," says Mr Lim.

"We need to see how to create a Nasdaq of Asia here which can attract more tech investments," Mr Wong says.

Deal flow here has grown "at least 10 to 20 times, depending on the sector", over the last four years, Mr Anand says.

An issue smaller VCs face in Singapore is the tax treatment for capital gains on exits, says Mr Loh.

SIMPLER rules and incentives will encourage more venture capitalists (VCs) and private equity (PE) funds to set up shop in Singapore, but it is more important to ensure a steady stream of attractive deals and lucrative exits, market players say.

VCs, who typically invest in startups, say...

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