Golden Energy Mines (GEMS) might go for initial public offering (IPO) by the end of September 2011. The company is planning to off load 15-20 percent of its share to the public by next month.
However, PT Dian Swastatika Sentosa Tbk (DSSA), a holding company for GEMS, is also planning to accommodate "the strategic investors" by offering 30 percent share prior to IPO or simultaneously with IPO.
According to industry, the world's largest coal producer, coal India limited, one of the Indian largest power producer, Tata power and Indian based largest infrastructure company GMR Infrastructure Limited are among the other potential investors who are currently negotiating with Golden Energy Mines.
Tata power and GMR are already had invested coal mines in Indonesia. Tata brought 30 percent share in Bumi Resources, Indonesia’s largest coal producer, which is controlling Kaltim Prima Coal and Arutmin. Meantime, GMR has brought a coal mine in Sumatra Island.
When we contacted PT Dian Swastatika Sentosa for confirmation about their potential investors, they refused to disclose the identity of the companies those are, negotiating with them. "We can’t to disclose the identity of companies that have been discussing with us to buy 30% share" said corporate Secretary of PT Dian Swastatika Sentosa Tbk (DSSA) Hermawan Tarjono.
“We will announce once we finalize the deal most probably by next month" Hermawan Tarjono said. "We are targeting to issue 15-20 percent shares to issue to public via IPO by the end of next month”, he added.
Coal India is the India's state owned coal miner was looking for government approval to invest in GEM.
According to a media, India's federal secretary C Balakrishnan was quoted by news wires as saying that the government may clear Coal India's proposal to invest in overseas assets by the end of August.The matter has been forwarded to the finance ministry for approval.
If coal India obtains the approval from government of India to invest in GEM, then the competition will be high as Coal India is keen on invest in overseas to secure coal for Indian market. According to a media, the deal would be around $ 750 million to $ 1 billion for 30 percent share of GEM mines, which is holding around 10 coal concession.
Dian Swastatika has extended the deadline for submitting bids to August 2011, from June possibly to accommodate coal India's bid.
However, an another Indian paper quoted that, Sinar Mas has extended its deadline because one of the short listed bidders, Tata Power Co, decided to withdraw from the race because of increasingly competitive bidding.
Golden Energy is targeting to produce 6-8 million tons of coal this year jumped around 3 - 5 million compared to last year production. GEMS is mainly producing coal with calorific value 4200 kcal/kg (GAR), 4800 kcal/kg (GAR), and 5300 kcal/kg (GAR) from its mines from Sumatra and South Kalimantan. GEMS coal supplies used to be done through Bunati Sungai Danau in South Kalimantan and Teluk Bayur Padang in Sumatra. South Kalimantan mine is producing around 5 million and 3 million tons come from its Sumatra mine.
According the company's website, production is expected to be ramped up to 15 million tons by 2014.
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