Corporate M&A in Indonesia – Requirement to Disclose a Deal

Legal Updates
Corporate M&A in Indonesia – Requirement to Disclose a Deal
16 December 2019

By Ira A. Eddymurthy and Fahrul S. Yusuf

There is no requirement to disclose a deal when acquiring a non-public company, other than the requirement that a buyer intending to acquire a controlling stake in a non-public com­pany must announce the transaction publicly through nationally circulated newspapers before the buyer and the seller can close the transaction.

In terms of public company acquisitions, a prospective con­troller can announce that it is in negotiations with the seller in a nationally circulated newspaper. This announcement is typically made if the buyer anticipates an increase in the price of the public company\'s shares, which will affect the minimum price at which the buyer must purchase the shares during any subsequent Mandatory Tender Offer (MTO) pro­cess.

Once the negotiation process is announced, a 90-day period for determining the MTO price is locked, starting backwards from the date on which the announcement was made. If an announcement is not made, the 90-day period will be cal­culated backwards from the date of the closing (ie, the date on which the acquisition is effective).

To the extent that the prospective controller decides not to disclose to the public information resulting from the nego­tiations, the parties involved must keep confidential the information that results from the negotiations.

This first appeared in the Chambers Corporate M&A 2019 global guide, published by Chambers and Partners. You can find the full chapter here. 

This publication is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Any reliance on the material contained herein is at the user\'s own risk. You should contact a lawyer in your jurisdiction if you require legal advice. All SSEK publications are copyrighted and may not be reproduced without the express written consent of SSEK.

For More Information, Please Contact
Back to Indonesia Law Blog
Related Articles