KKR has hired Leafgreen Capital Partners founder Jaka Prasetya as its new credit and special situations head in southeast Asia.
Prasetysa will also become a managing director leading KKR’s Indonesian dealmaking, while former Leafgreen partners Rahul Bhargava and Allan So are joining the firm’s Singapore office.
KKR said the trio would bring extensive investment experience to the region through their work at Leafgreen, a provider of mezzanine and structured growth funding in southeast Asia with a focus on Indonesian opportunities.
Ming Lu, co-head of Asia private equity at KKR, said, “Indonesia continues to be a dynamic market for investment with great growth potential and positive demographics driving opportunities.
“With our first deal in the market in 2013, we look forward to exploring new opportunities to provide both equity and credit solutions to companies to suit their long-term needs.
“The addition of Jaka, Rahul and Allan – who have a deep understanding of Indonesia’s local culture and business environment – greatly enhances our ability to partner with Indonesian companies.”
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