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German Deutsche Investitions shows interest to acquire 20pc stake in TPL Insurance

German Deutsche Investitions shows interest to acquire 20pc stake in TPL Insurance

 

KARACHI: A Germany based development finance institution has shown interest to acquire 20 percent stake in TPL Insurance Limited, a statement said on Tuesday.

According to an announcement on Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), TPL Insurance Limited (“the Company”), a subsidiary of TPL Corp Limited, is pleased to announce that DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (“DEG”), a wholly owned subsidiary of KfW Group based in Cologne, Germany, a major development finance institution, has expressed interest in acquiring 20 percent stake in the Company.

The transaction shall be executed subject to approval of the Board of Directors’, Shareholders’, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and other regulatory bodies.

DEG is re-entering into the Pakistani market with the investment being a first, in an insurance company by a Development Finance Institution in recent times in Pakistan.

With the experience and expertise of DEG as a major institutional investor, the Company will greatly benefit in terms of custom shaped solutions in all respectable areas including but not limited to best corporate governance practices, business support, risk management and environmental and social matters.

“We shall keep our shareholders updated with respect to this transaction by making further announcements as and when the transaction progresses further,” the announcement said.