The Indonesian M&A structuring quirks to watch out for

Author: | Published: 23 Nov 2011
Indonesia's banking participants have called for the country's M&A sector to unify policies relating to deal tax structuring. A tax-distorting element has been increasingly creeping into Indonesia’s M&A deals, with the drive to sell a public company shaping the way deals are being done in an unnatural manner.

Sales of private shares are subject to 25% tax while sale of listed shares are subject to 0.1% tax.

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One M&A market participant, who did not wish to be named, said the time had...