SG Realty dealbook : Yoma to spend $40m for Myanmar school venture; LHN signs deals for Jakarta & Yangon ventures

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Two Singapore-listed firms have signed deals to expand operations in Myanmar and Indonesia. Both Yoma Strategic Holdings and LHN Limited have reached agreements in Myanmar to build and operate an international school and a Home office-style serviced residence respectively.

Yoma to spend $40m for Myanmar school venture

Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd said it had signed legal agreements with Education Index Management (EIM) to design, build and operate a premium international school in Myanmar that will cate to foreign students from  2 to 18 years of age.

The total development cost for the international school – excluding the cost of the land development rights –  is expected to be approximately $40 million on completion, subject to finalisation of design and quantity surveys, the company said in its regulatory filing.

Academic and operational management of the school will be overseen by EIM’s subsidiary Dulwich College International (“DCI”) with Dulwich College in London supporting as educational adviser.

LHN signs deals for  Jakarta &  Yangon ventures

LHN Limited, newly-listed on the Catalist of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited, announced that its subsidiaries in Indonesia and Myanmar have signed separate master leases in Jakarta and Yangon respectively.

In its first business venture in Yangon, LHN has signed a master lease with a local developer to open its first GreenHub Premium Small Office, home office-style serviced residence in the region.

In Jakarta, LHN has entered into a six-year master lease agreement, with an option to renew for another 3 years, with PT Maskapai Reasuransi Indonesia for a 1,228 square meter penthouse office unit on level 23 of Plaza Marein. This is a Class A office building situated in the heart of the central business district area and surrounded by prominent office buildings, a mere 5-minute drive to the nearest shopping malls and 5-star hotels, the company said in its regulatory filing.

The space will be used for the group’s second GreenHub serviced office in Jakarta. It will have 198 workstations and two meeting rooms, which will be available 24 hours daily. The fully-furnished office will also offer virtual office packages, professional secretarial services and other complementary business related services.

RelatedLHN raises S$17m from IPO in Singapore’s first listing in 2015

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

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  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.