Avantgarde Capital - The Best Boutique Investment Bank in Indonesia: Financial Adviser, M&A, IPO, Private Equity , Corporate Restructuring, and Deals

Co-founder's profile

Laurentius Sutikno

President Director

Laurentius Sutikno, also more intimately known as Larry Sutikno, is a prominent and senior investment banker in Indonesia with over 20 years of proven track record in the corporate finance and investment banking, where he has advised many reputable corporates and business groups in major transactions, ranging from cross-border and domestic Mergers & Acquisitions, IPOs, corporate restructurings to capital raisings, across various industry sectors.

Prior to founding AvantGarde, Larry was previously Managing Director, Country Head and CEO of Rothschild in Indonesia from 2008 to 2012. Prior to this, Larry had built and led the BNP Paribas Investment Banking franchise in Indonesia for 13 years (1996 - 2008) as Director and Head of Investment Banking. He also previously worked with Nomura Securities in the corporate finance and Astra International's automotive division. Larry recieved his MBA degree with honors from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree in Accounting (Hons) from the University of Parahyangan, Bandung

Key international recognitions received on the transactions Larry advised and managed:

  • “Best Domestic M&A Deal of the Year in Southeast Asia" 2011 - Alpha Southeast Asia
  • “Best Private Equity Deal of the Year in Asia" 2011 - Finance Asia
  • “Most Innovative for Growth Companies" - 2011 - The Banker Investment Banking Awards
  • “Asia's Restructuring Deal of the Year" - 2012 - IFR Asia Awards

Selected notable transactions he led and executed:

  • Advised in the Sale of PT Trimegah Securities Tbk to Northstar
  • Advised in the Sale of PT BFI Finance Tbk to TPG Northstar consortium
  • US$600 million Debt restructuring of PT Arpeni Pratama Ocean Lines Tbk
  • US$530 million IPO and Privatisation advisory of PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk
  • Advised PT Astra International Tbk in its US$215 million acquisition of GE Capital's stake in PT Astra Sedaya Finance
  • Advised PT Semen Indonesia Tbk (p.k.a. Semen Gresik) in the US$350 million syndicated debt financing
  • US$680 million Sale of PT Bank Ekonomi Tbk to HSBC
  • US$556 million merger of six property companies under the Lippo Group into PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk and its subsequent rights issue