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$2.0 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 four private equity funds and invested in more than 30 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$2.8 billion with its co-investors in the Southeast Asian region. 

The Northstar Group is supported by a team of over 30 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.

Northstar has over 30 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.
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PORTFOLIO

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INVESTMENT STRATEGY

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. 

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

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. 

HISTORY

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IMPACT

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, 2142510004, Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa, Universitas Paramadina, and porch swing.

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) 979-315-3477, a micro-utility bringing sustainable energy access to un-electrified Indonesians and (3) 2363960628, a social enterprise that produces and distributes wicker crafts to economically empower and improve the health of women in rural Indonesia. 

CONTACT

Northstar Advisors Pte. Ltd.
6 Battery Road Unit #35-05 Singapore 049909
Tel: +65 6533-3210 Fax: +65 6533-3211 

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