09 Aug 2019
Eastspring to acquire fund manager in Thailand
Eastspring Investments (“Eastspring”), the Asian asset management business of Prudential plc (“Prudential”), has entered into a binding Memorandum of Understanding with Thanachart Bank (“TBANK”) to acquire a controlling stake in Thanachart Fund Management Co., Ltd. (“TFUND”)1 and expects to enter into a definitive agreement by the end of the year.
The proposed acquisition will be subject to local regulatory approvals2.
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About Eastspring Investments
Eastspring Investments is a leading Asia-based asset manager that manages over USD 193 billion (as at 31 December 2018) of assets on behalf of institutional and retail clients. Operating in Asia since 1994, Eastspring Investments is the Asian asset management business of Prudential plc, an international financial services group, and has one of the widest footprints across the region3. We provide investment solutions across a broad range of asset classes including equities, fixed income, multi asset solutions and alternatives and are committed to delivering high quality investment outcomes for our clients over the long term. Eastspring Investments is a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a voluntary program which encourages best practice in environmental, social and corporate governance issues. For more information on Eastspring Investments, please visit: www.eastspring.com
About Prudential plc
Prudential plc and its affiliated companies constitute one of the world's leading financial services groups, serving 26 million customers and it has £657 billion of assets under management (as at 31 December 2018). Prudential plc is incorporated in England and Wales and is listed on the stock exchanges in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York. Prudential plc is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc., a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America.
1 TFUND is the 9th largest asset manager in Thailand, with total assets under management (AUM) of THB 221.3 billion (USD 6.8 billion) as at 31 December 2018.
2 The acquisition of TFUND is also contingent on completion of the merger of TBANK and TMB Bank Public Company Limited.
3 Eastspring Investments (excluding JV companies) companies are ultimately wholly-owned / indirect subsidiaries / associate of Prudential plc of the United Kingdom.