Bahrain’s Investcorp makes 1st IPO on Indonesian stock exchange

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
  • Follow author on
Investcorp IPO on Indonesian Stock Exchange

Investcorp, the Bahrain-based asset manager, has completed the Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Indonesian stock exchange of its portfolio company PT Multitrend Indo, Mothercare Indonesia’s franchisee (Mothercare Indonesia).

This is Investcorp’s first IPO on the Indonesian stock exchange and the 26th IPO in the Firm’s 40-year history. It brings Investcorp’s total IPO experience to nine exchanges, having previously managed IPOs on the NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ Helsinki, the Swiss Stock Exchange, Tadawul in Saudi Arabia, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the BSE in Mumbai.

Mothercare Indonesia’s IPO comes as Investcorp marks its growing commitment to Asia. The Firm currently has five offices across the continent with over $1.2 billion invested in 40 portfolio companies. Globally, Investcorp has more than $50bn in assets, including assets managed by third-party managers, under management across three continents and various asset classes and product lines.

Mohammed Alardhi_Investcorp IPO on Indonesian Stock Exchange
Mohammed Alardhi Executive Chairman Investcorp

“Investcorp’s IPO experience and track record of successful listings across several different exchanges showcase our ability to take companies public. It has only been six years since we set up our presence in Southeast Asia in 2017 and we’re seeing great business potential. Asia is a key engine of growth for our long-term plan.”

Investcorp co-CEO Mr. Hazem Ben-Gacem said that “Mothercare Indonesia is an example of a company that is a market leader as well as a platform for growth that can deliver strong returns for our investors in the Gulf and elsewhere. The potential of our portfolio companies generates a very high level of investor interest and our portfolio companies’ listings are generally oversubscribed, an indicator of the robust fundamentals underpinning our businesses across our target geographies.”

Mr. Hitesh Bharwani, Co-Founder of PT Multitrend Indo commented that “We are very excited to become part of the wider Investcorp portfolio of companies. Starting in 2005, with our first store in Jakarta, Indonesia, we’ve built Mothercare into a pre-eminent omnichannel play catering to parents’ discerning needs across many categories, channels and price points. With this listing, we are now at a very positive inflection point, poised to leverage these demographic trends even more strongly through innovation, scale and consumer centricity.”

Related News | Investcorp sells its stake in Indian firm Safari