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Monday, 19 June 2017 | MYT 5:36 PM

Hamami family is BookDoc’s new strategic investor

KUALA LUMPUR: BookDoc, a healthcare technology start-up headquartered in Malaysia, is attracting more strategic investors from the region. The latest is the Hamami family, ranked as one of the richest in Indonesia by Forbes.

In welcoming the Hamami Family as a strategic investor as well as business partner in Indonesia, BookDoc hoped it will help the company navigate through the unique business and consumer landscape of the country, whose intricacies are different from its existing markets, namely Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand.

The Hamami family owns Trakindo Utama, which has been one of the most successful heavy equipment dealers in Indonesia, in addition to business interests spanning mining, the Carl’s Jr. Burger Restaurants franchise and LOKA Supermarket’s.

The company’s investment in BookDoc has not been disclosed. BookDoc is valued at double-digit US million.

In a statement on Monday, BookDoc founder and chief executive officer Datuk Chevy Beh said the company had been eyeing the Indonesian market, and the entry of the Hamami Family comes at an opportune time, while being hugely strategic.

The Hamami family’s investment comes after that of the Dr Stanley Ho family of Macau and Prince Abdul Qawi of Brunei. - Bernama