Private equity investors are playing wait-and-see in Indonesia ahead of the country’s parliamentary and presidential elections this year, but they expect activity to rebound, in part driven...
Southeast Asia | 21 Mar 2014 |
Creador is in the process of raising its second fund, which has a target of $250 million, to be deployed in Indonesia, Malaysia and India. CEO Brahmal Vasudevan explains where the firm is investing and why
GPs | 12 Mar 2014
With bumper LBOs few and far between, banks see limited opportunities for leveraged finance in Indonesia. And in the prevailing economic climate, they aren’t generous at acquisition or operating company level
Financing | 12 Mar 2014 |
E-commerce has emerged as the star of Indonesia’s expanding start-up space. Early-stage investors are scrambling to fill their shopping carts, but you have to pick the right spots and deploy the right resources
Venture | 12 Mar 2014 |
Indonesia appears to have weathered the worst of its recent economic storms, but the route towards long-term sustainable growth has yet to be mapped out. PE investment theses rely on sensible navigation
Investments | 12 Mar 2014 |
Limited partners around the globe are now returning to private equity opportunities in developed Western markets, especially those of the US, a number of recent surveys indicate. Asian private equity, and Southeast Asia in particular, has fallen a few...
Southeast Asia | 12 Mar 2014
Intrepid Mines was left with choice: continue to participate in the Tujuh Bukit copper-gold project in Indonesia as a minority investor, or sell up. It wasn't a choice the Australian resources company had envisaged making when it agreed to assume control...
Southeast Asia | 05 Mar 2014 |
CVC Capital Partners has raised IDR2.49 trillion ($215 million) by trimming its stake in Indonesian retailer Matahari Department Store. This follows a $1.3 billion share sale last year by the PE firm and its local partner, the Riady family’s Lippo Group.
Exits | 04 Mar 2014 |
Baring Private Equity Asia has sold its 41.65% stake in air freight and passenger services provider Cardig Aero Services (CAS) to Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS) for IDR1.1 billion ($93.5 million). The PE firm invested approximately $41 million...
Exits | 25 Feb 2014 |
Kendall Court has acquired Intrepid Mines’ interest in the Tujuh Bukit copper-gold project in Indonesia for $80 million, ending the Australia-listed resources company’s long-running ownership dispute over the asset.
Regulation | 25 Feb 2014 |
500 Startups and existing investors Gree Ventures have together invested in Bukalapak, an Indonesian e-commerce marketplace, alongside two Japanese strategic investors: price comparison site Aucfan.com and digital marketing firm IREP.
Southeast Asia | 14 Feb 2014 |
Rocket Internet’s price comparison platform, PricePanda, has raised $3 million from German retailer Tengelmann Group to expand its Southeast Asia footprint. It currently operates in Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore.
Southeast Asia | 28 Jan 2014 |
Indonesian conglomerate The Bakrie Group has reportedly led a $25 million Series C round of funding for Path, a San Francisco-based social network platform. Existing investors also participated in the round, including Greylock Partners, KPCB, Index Ventures,...
Southeast Asia | 13 Jan 2014 |
KKR has reached a final close of $2 billion on its KKR Special Situations Fund (KSSF), double its original target of $1 billion. It will make distressed and event-driven investments in Europe, Asia and North America.
Distressed/Special Situations | 10 Jan 2014 |
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