PT Yakult Indonesia, market leader in fermented lactic beverages, is among the most profitable F&B companies in the country. Initially controlled by Salim Group, Yakult Honsa Co assumed full control of PT Yakult Indonesia in 2001 after paying 696 million yen for 51% shares sold by PT Holdiko Perkasa—-entity assigned by Indonesian Banking Restructuring Agency (IBRA) to manage assets pledged by Salim Group to settle over US$5 billion debts to the State following 1997-1998 financial crisis.To subscribe please click here