09 Nov 2007

Prudential plc announces the sale of PPM Capital

Prudential plc announces the sale by its fund management arm, M&G, of its direct private equity business, PPM Capital, to PPM Capital’s existing management team.

The transaction involves the sale by PPM Capital (Holdings) Limited ("Holdings") of the entire issued share capital of PPM Capital Limited ("PPMC") to One NFL, LLP and the sale of the shares in various subsidiaries of Holdings to PPM Capital Partners, LLP. The gross assets subject to the transaction are £14 million. M&G has become a member of One NFL, LLP and has contributed £1.35 million, on normal commercial terms, towards its regulatory capital. Under the terms of the transaction, PPM Capital will continue to manage its existing investments on the current terms.

Philip Johnson, Finance Director of M&G, said: "Both M&G and PPM Capital agree that the future growth and development of PPM Capital is best served by it becoming an independent company. PPM Capital will remain manager of M&G’s private equity investments on the same terms as before. M&G remains committed to indirect private equity investment through its PPM Managers Fund of Funds activities."

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