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Greater China | 30 Apr 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 |
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 |
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 |
While corruption is pervasive in emerging markets, GPs in Southeast Asia have found ways to profit from the imperfections.
Southeast Asia | 16 Jan 2014 |
There is substantial demand for infrastructure investment in Indonesia and plenty of opportunities to participate, yet progress is slow. Does the does the sector still hold promise for private equity?
Southeast Asia | 25 Sep 2013 |
ASEAN integration is a game changer for companies from China and India as well as for those in Southeast Asia, but a lack of familiarity with private equity in more peripheral markets remains an obstacle, fund managers told the AVCJ Singapore forum.
Southeast Asia | 18 Jul 2013 |
A vehicle containing legacy assets that predate Saratoga Capital’s institutional funds has raised $151 million through an IPO in Indonesia. Saratoga Investama Sedaya (SIS), which is controlled by the private equity firm’s founders, Sandiaga Uno and...
Southeast Asia | 11 Jun 2013 |
For all the foreign strategic interest in Indonesia’s financial services sector, most deals are thwarted due to a huge gap in price expectations. PE investors are steering clear of the mainstream and looking for niche value
Southeast Asia | 29 May 2013 |
Mitra Pinasthika Mustika (MPM), the Indonesian motorcycle distributor in which Affinity Equity Partners and Saratoga Capital invested around $100 million last year, is looking to boost its car rental business. The comes as the company prepares to raise...
Exits | 28 May 2013 |
Indonesian GP Saratoga Capital is said to be the leading candidate to buy a combined 41.4% stake in Bank Bukopin.
Southeast Asia | 19 Apr 2013 |
Saratoga Capital-owned Mandala Airlines plans to quadruple the size of its fleet by 2014 in order to boost its share of a rapidly expanding Indonesian aviation market, driven by the country’s emerging middle class.
Consumer | 08 Apr 2013 |
Indonesia has emerged as the next big thing in Asian PE, but there are concerns about rising valuations and whether the market is deep enough to meet expectations. Industry participants share their views
Southeast Asia | 27 Mar 2013
Indonesian private equity will remain intensely competitive at the larger end of the market as regional and global buyout firms compete for a limited number of deals, industry participants told the AVCJ Indonesia Forum in Jakarta today.
Buyouts | 19 Mar 2013 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
The AVCJ Indonesia Forum is back for a fourth year! Mark your calendars now and join us on March 24th, 2015 in Jakarta at Indonesia's longest running, largest and most prestigious industry gathering.
The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta