Indonesian companies raise $990 million from IPOs

A domestic consumption play, Indofood CBP attracts a strong following, allowing it to raise $700 million. Meanwhile, coal producer Harum Energy pockets $290 million.

Demand remains strong for Indonesian stocks as evidenced by the initial public offerings for Indofood CBP and Harum Energy which both priced on Friday last week and together raised $990 million.

Investors liked Indofood CBP for its dominant position in the domestic Indonesian market for instant noodles and, according to sources, submitted orders for several times the deal size, even though some observers argued that it didn’t come cheap. Meanwhile, Harum, a coal producer, has entered a crowded market with...

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