The Northstar Group is a leading Southeast Asia private equity fund manager.
WHO WE ARE
The Northstar Group is a Singapore headquartered private equity firm managing more than US$2.2 billion in committed equity capital dedicated to investing in growth companies in Indonesia and to a lesser extent, other countries in Southeast Asia.
The Northstar Group has a solid track record of actively growing the businesses of its investee companies over its investment horizon. Since its founding in 2003, the Northstar Group has raised five private equity funds and invested in more than 35 companies across the banking, insurance, consumer/retail, manufacturing, oil and gas, coal and mining services, technology, telecom, and agribusiness sectors. The Northstar Group has invested over US$3.3 billion with its co-investors in the Southeast Asian region.
The Northstar Group is supported by a team of over 25 professionals. The team brings together significant international experience, deep local market insight, and sensitivity to local conventions and conditions
The investors in the Northstar Group funds include a global list of sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, endowments, family offices, and other institutional investors.
The Northstar Group holds a Capital Markets Services License for the provision of Fund Management services from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. The Northstar Group is also an Exempt Reporting Advisor with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
The leading on-demand hyper-local service provider in Indonesia across transportation, delivery, shopping, services and payments.
Greenfields is a leading vertically-integrated dairy business in Southeast Asia.
Up Gen is the leading flexible office space provider in Vietnam.
eFishery is an aquatech company bringing new technology to the fish and shrimp farming businesses in Southeast Asia.
Topica is a leading Southeast Asai edtech company providing online education for K-12 and university students
APAC Realty Limited – One of the leading players in the real estate brokerage industry in Asia, operating via its exclusive ERA brand master franchise rights across 17 countries.
Innovalues Pte Ltd – A precision engineering manufacturing company focused on providing metal components to the automotive industry with facilities in Thailand, Malaysia and China.
Nera Telecommunications Ltd – Telecommunications solutions provider specializing in infrastructure, providing wireless and networks solutions across Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.
PT BFI Finance Indonesia Tbk – A leading independent multi-finance company predominantly engaged in consumer financing of new and used vehicles and leasing vehicles to businesses in Indonesia.
PT Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional Tbk – An Indonesian bank specializing in empowering and providing services for low-income segments of the population, including pensioners, micro, small and medium size business owners, and low-income productive households.
A leading minimarket chain with more than 15,000 stores across Indonesia.
PT Trimegah Securities Tbk – Full service securities and asset management company in Indonesia.
PT Centrama Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk – An independent telecommunications infrastructure company, providing integrated services for telecom towers, in-building solutions and internet.
PT Delta Dunia Makmur Tbk (holding company) / PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama (operating company) – A leading mining services contractor in Indonesia, providing integrated services from overburden removal to coal mining and transportation.
PT. Asuransi Tugu Pratama Indonesia Tbk – One of the largest general insurance companies in Indonesia focusing on the energy and transportation sectors.
We believe that Southeast Asia, and in particular, Indonesia (with the world’s fourth largest population, attractive demographics, abundant natural resources, and a stable democracy) will continue to provide excellent investment opportunities going forward. The Northstar Group has a broad and flexible investment mandate, and we have deployed the majority of our capital in sectors where we believe we can leverage our deep experience and long-standing relationships.
We seek opportunities to invest in majority stakes or significant minority stakes in leading Southeast Asian companies. We are value-added investors who are prepared to work closely with management teams and play an active role in assisting our portfolio companies to reach their full potential. Although we will generally pursue investments in the consumer/retail, financial services, natural resources, and telecommunications sectors, we will opportunistically pursue investments in other sectors as well.
We are also prepared to back proven management teams to buy out businesses or to significantly expand their companies via a “buy and build” strategy. While we always drive our portfolio companies to “play the game better”, we often aim to “change the game” via helping our portfolio companies with acquisitions, new product development, expanded business strategies, and accessing new sources of capital.
The Northstar Group has significant industry experience in the Consumer/Retail, Financial Services, Natural Resources, Telecommunications and Services sectors. We believe that these sectors will continue to benefit from the substantial demographic and economic shifts that are occurring in Southeast Asia, including significant increases in productivity and consumption.
We believe that great teams make great companies. We work very closely with our partners, including entrepreneurs, founding families, government entities, and the management teams at our portfolio companies.
Northstar has over 25 professionals devoted to investment, operations and fund administration activities. The team brings together significant international experience, deep local market insight and sensitivity to local conventions and conditions.
- Northstar and TPG co-invest in Greenfields Dairy.
- Northstar partially exits PT Centrama Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk.
- Northstar portfolio company Triputra Agro Persada successfully lists in Jakarta stock exchange.
- Northstar invests in online education company Zenius.
- Northstar invests in eFishery, and aquatech company in Indonesia.
- Northstar leads substantial successful exit from its structured financing to the Salim group.
- Northstar sells The Thai Credit Retail Bank to Olympus Capital.
- Northstar invests in Ti Ki, one of Vietnam’s leading e-commerce platforms.
- NSI Ventures rebrands as Openspace Ventures and splits from Northstar to become a fully independent venture fund manager.
- Northstar completes the sale of PT Multi Adiprakarsa Manunggal (Kartuku).
- Northstar invests in Topica, one of Southeast Asia’s largest edtech companies.
- Northstar invests in Up Co, a Vietnam-based flexible workspace provider.
- Northstar invests in the MG Group.
- Northstar completes take-private of Innovalues, a Singapore-listed precision component manufacturer.
- ERA completes IPO on the SGX, the first SGX IPO by a Northstar portfolio company.
- Northstar is awarded Private Equity Deal of the Year by the Singapore Venture Capital Association for the take-private of Innovalues.
- NSI Ventures invests in LoveBonito Holdings Pte. Ltd., Grain Pte. Ltd., Jualo Pte. Ltd., Whispir Limited and MHealth-Tech.
- Northstar and GIC complete follow-on investment in Triputra Agro Persada.
- Northstar completes pre-IPO investment in PT Kino Indonesia Tbk.
- Northstar completes fundraising for NSI Ventures at US$90m of capital commitments.
- Northstar completes fundraising for Northstar Equity Partners IV at US$810m of capital commitments.
- Northstar invests in PT Indaco Warna Dunia an Indonesian decorative paint manufacturer and distributor.
- NSI Ventures invests in ConneXionsAsia Pte. Ltd., The Chope Group Pte. Ltd., Crayon Holdings Pte. Ltd., Oway Inc. and TradeGecko Pte. Ltd.
- Northstar leads a consortium that provides a US$1.0b structured financing to the Salim group.
- Northstar invests in PT Go-Jek Indonesia.
- Northstar forms NSI Ventures (now known as Openspace Ventures) and raises its first venture capital fund to focus on early-stage investing in Southeast Asia.
- NSI Ventures invests in Redmart Limited, Zimplistic Pte. Ltd. and PT Go-Jek Indonesia.
- Northstar receives a Capital Markets Services License for the provision of Fund Management services from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
- Northstar acquires the ERA Real Estate franchise in Singapore from Hersing Corporation Pte. Ltd. in a management buyout.
- Northstar acquires a majority stake in SGX listed Nera Telecommunications Ltd (Neratel)
and launches mandatory general offer for all Neratel shares.
- Northstar registers with the United States Securities Exchange Commission as an Investment Advisor.
- Northstar co-invests with GIC in Triputra Agro Persada, an Indonesian upstream palm oil producer.
- Northstar invests in Thai Credit Retail Bank which focuses on serving small and medium-sized enterprises in Thailand.
- Northstar completes fundraising for Northstar Equity Partners III at US$820m of capital commitments.
- Northstar and TPG enter into a share swap agreement, with TPG becoming a minority partner in Northstar. Glenn Sugita and Patrick Walujo become special advisors to TPG.
- Northstar invests in PT BFI Finance Indonesia Tbk, a leading independent multi-finance company.
- Northstar completes fundraising for Northstar Equity Partners II at US$285m of capital commitments.
- Northstar invests in PT Delta Dunia Makmur Tbk.
- Northstar co-invests with TPG in PT Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional Tbk (BTPN).
- Northstar completes fundraising for Northstar Equity Partners at US$110m of capital commitments.
- Northstar launches Northstar Equity Partners, the maiden fund of the Northstar Group.
- Northstar registers as an Exempt Fund Manager with the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
We are committed to having a positive impact on the communities where we do business. The Northstar Impact Committee was created to carry out this mission. Our impact initiatives are focused on three areas:
Philanthropy: The Northstar Foundation makes regular financial contributions to a number of organisations, including the Peace Generation Foundation, Red Nose Foundation, Yayasan Karya Salemba Empat, Yayasan Mata Air, Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa, Universitas Paramadina, and National University of Singapore.
Volunteering: Northstar employees regularly give of their time to a long list of community causes, including some of the foundations listed above.
Impact Investing: The Northstar Foundation has made investments in a number of businesses that are seeking to make significant impacts on the social and economic development of remote communities in Indonesia. In addition, Northstar contributes its expertise by actively consulting with the management of these businesses to further their impact. Northstar’s impact investments include (1) Jati Lintang, a sustainable teak plantation in Central Java, (2) Electric Vine Industries, a micro-utility bringing sustainable energy access to un-electrified Indonesians and (3) Du’Anyam, a social enterprise that produces and distributes wicker crafts to economically empower and improve the health of women in rural Indonesia.
Northstar Advisors Pte. Ltd.
6 Battery Road Unit #35-05 Singapore 049909
Tel: +65 6533-3210 Fax: +65 6533-3211
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