Tapping into Cambodia’s online gaming boom

One intrepid private equity firm views the Mekong region as an arena rich for equity investors. As long as they choose wisely.

As private equity investors look to Southeast Asia in the search for the next Alibaba or Tencent, countries like Cambodia or Myanmar may not be on everybody’s radar.

But Alex Odom, chief investment officer of Phnom Penh-based Belt Road Capital Management, believes now could be the perfect time to snap up a stake in a local enterprise.

“Cambodia is one of the easiest to invest in as an outsider, compared to Myanmar or Laos for instance,” Odom said.

Belt Road Capital, with a $50 million fund in place, has deployed nearly 60% in investments in Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Southeast Asia regionally, mainly in...

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