Bank Central Asia
) is an Indonesian
bank founded on August 10, 1955.
The Asian monetary crisis
in 1997 had a tremendous impact on Indonesia’s entire banking system. In particular, it affected BCA’s cash flow and even threatened its survival. Panic rush forced the bank to seek assistance from the Indonesian government. The Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency
took over control of the bank in 1998.
Somehow full recovery was accomplished later in the same year. In December 1998, third-party funds were back at the pre-crisis level. BCA’s assets stood at Rp 67.93 trillion, as opposed to Rp 53.36 trillion in December 1997. Public confidence in BCA was fully restored, and BCA was released by IBRA to BI in 2000.
Subsequently, BCA took a major step by going public. The IPO
took place in 2000, selling 22.55% of BCA’s shares that were being divested by IBRA. After the IPO, the agency still controlled 70.3% of BCA’s total shares. The second Public Offering took place in June and July of 2001, with IBRA divesting an additional 10% of its interest in BCA.
In 2002, IBRA divested 51% of its BCA shares through a strategic private placement tender. The Mauritius
-based Farindo Investment won the tender.
There is a BCA representative office in Singapore.