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Did you know that the West outperformed Asia in Private Equity activity in 2018? 

2018 saw continued uncertainty on the global economic front, dominated by the narrative that the West continues to be in a state of economic decline. Despite this, such caricatures depicting doomsday economic scenarios have not failed to dampen the appetite of players in the private equity (PE) space, who managed to raise funds despite a choppy global investment climate. Indeed, PE funds collectively raised USD358.25 billion in funds in 2018, higher than 2012 and 2015. Even more interesting has been the fact that a big driver of PE activity hasn’t been centred in the burgeoning economies of Asia – land of unicorns, large and tech savvy consumers. On the contrary, most of the growth has been driven by large buyout exercises, with increased activity in Western-based funds.

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ARCHIQ - International Conference on Architecture | Business | Practice - 15 & 16 June 2019

27Group’s Executive Director, Mr. Girish Ramachandran will be speaking on “Investible Masterplans” at ArchiQ: International Conference on Architecture | Business | Practice on 15 & 16 June 2019 at Consist College, MRR2, Ampang .

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An overview of our value propositions & experience in Project Management

Project Manager is often regarded as the most important personnel in a development project for his roles in undertaking the initiation, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing which safeguard the project from overrun in time and cost.

Our team comprise of a dedicated team of senior engineers and seasoned project management experts that help clients to oversee the entire project delivery journey to ensure the design, procurement, construction and handover are properly done.

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The 23rd AVIYAL Classic.

The annual charity golf tournament was recently held at Kelab Golf Negara Subang (KGNS). 27Group Executive Director, Mr. Girish Ramachandran was the Chairman for this great golf game for year 2018 and 2019.

Over 100 golf enthusiasts took part in the tournament and close to 350 guests attended the gala dinner. As previous years, Aviyal received amazing support from family and friends that made it possible for it to continue donating for good causes. To date, Aviyal has made a contribution of approximately RM450,000 to many organisations and this year the donation was channelled to Rimbun Education Programme (REP), which has seen some 300 pupils from 12 primary schools improve their achievement in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Mathematics. Mr. Ramesh Menon will take over the Chairmanship for year 2020/21.

Life Cycle Costing Analysis : Mandatory for all Infrastructure Projects.

Infrastructure projects are the catalyst that drives economic growth. Physical infrastructure such as roads, ports, rail, highways, airports, power and water supply are needed for the transportation of goods, people mobility, ensuring the production of manufacturers and so many other daily activities.

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5 Questions with 27 Advisory's Senior Advisor, Saji Raghavan

Our Senior Advisor, Saji Raghavan’s area of expertise is in Power Systems and Digital Engineering. He was appointed as the Country Director for Malaysia and Brunei in 2014, where he was responsible for overseeing all of Rolls-Royce’s key business sector activities. He then took up the role of Regional Director South East Asia in 2017. He has a B.Eng (Hon) Mechanical Engineering degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and an MBA from Ohio University, and has attended management courses at the prestigious INSEAD and Oxford University. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Saji held various senior management positions during his 22 years with global power generation, grid and rail solutions companies ABB and Alstom. He has held various local and regional positions.

He currently sits on the National Energy Consultative Panel, the Energy Council of Malaysia (ECOM) committee, Powergen Asia Advisory Board, MIGHT Board, British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC) Board as well as the subsidiary boards of Standards and Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM). He is also a keen golfer and badminton player.

Best known for...Led Alstom in Malaysia and Philippines as Country President, actively promoting high efficiency power plants technologies and after-sales services, including environmental control solutions for utilities, Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and industries.

Proudest achievement...The development of the Kuala Lumpur hub into a mature Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and Services organization, with skills and talents deployable around the world, that then led to immense success in Malaysia in terms of achieving 30% market share of megawatts installed.

The last 5 years...Saw a change in company and business sectors, dabbling in aerospace, defence and power systems as Country Director for Rolls-Royce in Malaysia and Brunei. Exciting times when the company rolled out world's most efficient aero engines, pushing the boundary of technologies to achieve higher power and efficiencies, which by the way translate into lesser environmental impact. It was also the time the world started embracing digital technologies, with more innovation to come in near future. We also broke new ground in selecting Malaysia to produce key aero engine components.

3 essential values...Punctuality, Punctuality, Punctuality

Rebuild Humanity by…promoting technologies that enable future generation to lead a better life, without harming anyone else or Mother Earth.

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