Jakarta – PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk ("LPKR" or the "Company") today welcomes the commitment of private equity firm Gateway Partners LLC ("Gateway Partners") to participate in its rights issue. This follows the undertakings signed by Mr. George Raymond Zage III and Chow Tai Fook Nominee Limited to purchase rights and to subscribe for LPKR's rights issue, and provides further validation of investors' renewed trust in the Company's ability to deliver on its transformation plan.
Since the announcement of LPKR's transformation plan on March 12, the Company has seen its share price rebound and its bonds become one of the best performing in Asia. The Company’s transformation is timely given President Joko Widodo is on course to be re-elected, fueling Indonesia's growth momentum and optimism in LPKR as Indonesia's largest real estate company by revenues, and assets.
Based in Singapore and Dubai, Gateway Partners is managed by Mr. V. Shankar, former board member and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank for Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas. The firm's fund, Gateway Fund I, with total assets of USD757 million in early 2019, focuses on companies that serve the everyday needs for ordinary people in emerging Asia and Africa.
Mr. Shankar said, "Gateway Partners adopts a back-to-basics investment strategy, identifying companies that are set to benefit from favourable demographics, rising per capita consumption and burgeoning urbanisation. Lippo Karawaci fits our investment mandate perfectly, given its focus on the housing and healthcare needs of Indonesia's rising middle class."
Mr. John Riady, CEO of LPKR, said: "Gateway Partners' investment in Lippo Karawaci signifies their confidence in our ability to cater to the growing demand for housing, and world-class healthcare services in Indonesia. We are grateful for Gateway Partners' participation and will continue to focus on execution and generate returns for our shareholders."
Other companies in the Gateway Partners' portfolio include Vietnam's real estate developer No Va Land Investment Group; Singapore's clinic chain Healthway Medical; Indonesia's largest water treatment company Moya Holdings Asia; and India's bread and baked goods producer Mrs. Bectors Food Specialities.
About Lippo Karawaci ("LPKR") (www.lippokarawaci.co.id)
Listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, Lippo Karawaci (“LPKR”) is Indonesia’s leading integrated real estate company with total assets of US$3.9bn at 31 March 2019. Our core business comprises urban residential developments, lifestyle malls and healthcare. We are also actively involved in integrated developments, hospitality, township development and management, as well as asset management services.
Present in 36 cities, we are Indonesia’s leading property developer with 1,283 ha of landbank ready for development. Through our two publicly listed subsidiaries, PT Lippo Cikarang Tbk, and PT Gowa Makassar Tourism Development Tbk, of which LPKR owns 54.4% and 62.7% respectively, LPKR develops and operates urban developments at Lippo Cikarang in Bekasi and at Tanjung Bunga in Makassar. Additionally, LPKR owns 51.05% of PT Siloam International Hospitals Tbk, Indonesia’s leading private hospitals network, with 37 hospitals across 28 cities nationwide.
LPKR also has two listed REITs in Singapore, namely First Real Estate Investment Trust and Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust with US$1.0bn and US$1.5bn of assets under management respectively, as at 31 March 2019.
Bret Ginesky Head of Investor Relations
Danang Kemayan Jati
Vice President, Head of Corporate Communications
Investment will be made through Tiga Investments Pte Ltd.
Investment will be made through Swift Hunter Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chow Tai Fook Nominee Limited.
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