Recapital to acquire Berau Coal

Unlisted Indonesian coal producer Berau will redeem outstanding bonds before the acquisition by Recapital Advisers is completed by the end of this year.

Recapital Advisers, an Indonesia-based investment firm, on Friday entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Berau Coal, according to a source, beating several strategic buyers who had shown interest in the Indonesian coal producer.

On the same day, Berau sent out an irrevocable 30-day notice to its bondholders to redeem $225 million of outstanding fixed-rate bonds in a move that will see the company clean up its balance sheet before the new owners take over. The...

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