Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the healthcare industry of Indonesia rose steeply in the first half of 2017 after the government opened up the general hospital sector to foreign investment by revising the Negative Investment List (in Indonesian: Daftar Negatif Investasi) in 2016.
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Hospital operator and medical management services company Medikaloka Hermina made its trading debut on the Indonesia Stock Exchange on Wednesday (16/05) after having successfully completed its initial public offering (IPO). So far in 2018 a total of 14 companies have become publicly listed companies in Indonesia. Especially the month May has been rich in terms of IPOs. Meanwhile, up to 24 other companies are expected to be listed on the local bourse before the end of the first semester.
Hospital operator Royal Prima made its trading debut on the Indonesia Stock Exchange on Tuesday (15/05) after having successfully completed its initial public offering (IPO). Royal Prima is the 13th company so far this year to became a publicly listed company in Southeast Asia's largest economy. There are now 578 companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange. Danatama Makmur Sekuritas acted as lead underwriter.
One of the corporations in Indonesia that is increasingly expanding into the nation's hospital industry is Selaras Inti Corpora, also known as the Selaras Holding Group. This group, founded in 2009, is an Indonesia-based investment management and holding company with operations across the nation, particularly in land and real estate development, hospitality, and healthcare.
Although Indonesia's National Health Insurance program is not without problems, it does benefit Indonesian hospitals and makes investment in the nation's hospital sector attractive, particularly as the Indonesian government targets to provide universal health care to all Indonesians by the year 2019. Reportedly, those hospitals that receive patients that fall under Indonesia's Healthcare and Social Security Agency (Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial, or BPJS Kesehatan) are the busiest hospitals in Indonesia at the moment.