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M&A of Local Startups by Foreigners Could Be an Ideal Option, But You Need to Be Careful

Observers and venture capitalists have spoken out about the trend of acquiring local startups by foreign companies in recent years

For more than a decade, Indonesia's digital economic sector has developed dynamically, in recent years showing the maturity of its industry. Ending 2023, this sector will be characterized by major consolidation actions between E-commerce from China and Indonesia, TikTok Shop and Tokopedia.

Consolidation through a merger and acquisition (M&A) strategy is a common step, taken by many companies to gain access to capital, technology synergy, or business expansion.

Interestingly, it seems that this M&A trend is starting to be adopted by many foreign companies to expand their market to Indonesia. For domestic startups, this option becomes possible amidst the difficulty in finding funding.

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