Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Pyne Gould's Kerr finds buyer for Perpetual wealth units

Pyne Gould's Kerr finds buyer for Perpetual wealth management units

By Paul McBeth

Jan. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Pyne Gould Corp managing director George Kerr has found a buyer for its Perpetual wealth management businesses and will throw in the firm's stake in Australian research and management firm van Eyk Research.

Under the terms of the deal, van Eyk will acquire Perpetual Portfolio Management, Perpetual Asset Management and Perpetual Trust to create a wealth manager with A$25 million-plus in revenue, and Pyne Gould will then sell its 38.2 percent stake in van Eyk to interests led by London-based wealth management investor Andrew Barnes, the company said in a statement.

Barnes was previously managing director of Australian Wealth Management, which was floated on the ASX.

"Perpetual will become part of a pure trans-Tasman wealth management business with a clear growth agenda and a highly experienced leadership team," Kerr said. "PGC will now focus on its core investment and asset management business, which is Torchlight."

Van Eyk manages funds of $1.2 billion and provides research and data tom some 8,000 financial planners, according to Pyne Gould's annual report. Pyne Gould bought the van Eyk stake in 2010 for A$1.6 million, and has provided it three loans since the acquisition, the latest being an A$7.2 million advance on July 25.

The divestments are conditional on regulatory approval, Barnes completing due diligence of van Eyk and Pyne Gould board approval.

Shares in Pyne Gould last traded at 26 cents, a 30 percent discount to the 37 cents a share price Kerr paid to take control via his Australasian Equity Partners No 1 LP vehicle.

Pyne Gould has previously signalled it plans to quit the local bourse and shift its domicile to either Australia or London once it completed the Perpetual sale.

(BusinessDesk)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Auckland Transport: Government, Council Agree On Funding Approach

The government and Auckland Council have reached a detente over transport funding, establishing a one-year, collaborative timetable for decisions on funding for the city's transport infrastructure growth in the next 30 years after the government refused to fund the $2 billion of short and medium-term plans outlined in Auckland's draft Unitary Plan. More>>

ALSO:

Bullish On China Shock: Slumping Equities, Commodities May Continue, But Not A GFC

The biggest selloff in stock markets in at least four years, slumping commodity prices and a surge in Wall Street's fear gauge don't mean the world economy is heading for another global financial crisis, fund managers say. More>>

ALSO:

Real Estate: Investors Driving Up Auckland Housing Risk - RBNZ

The growing presence of investors in Auckland's property market is increasing the risks, and is likely to both amplify the housing cycle and worsen the potential damage from a downturn both to the financial system and the broader economy, said Reserve Bank deputy governor Grant Spencer. More>>

ALSO:

Annual Record: Overseas Visitors Hit 3 Million Milestone

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand surpassed 3 million for the first time in the July 2015 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. The record-breaking 3,002,982 visitors this year was 7 percent higher than the July 2014 year. More>>

ALSO:

The Future: Thirty Year Infrastructure Plan Released

The Thirty Year New Zealand Infrastructure Plan 2015 sets out New Zealand’s response to the infrastructure challenges we will face over the next three decades, Finance Minister Bill English says. More>>

ALSO:

Shopping: Online GST Discussion Document

GST: Cross-border services, intangibles and goods contains proposals to require overseas suppliers to register and return GST when they sell services (including online products such as e-books, music and videos) to New Zealand consumers. It also outlines the way forward for improving the collection of GST on all goods, including low-value imported goods. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news