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EFM gets Sebi nod to acquire shareholding of Peerless mutual

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Private sector financial services company Essel Management today said its subsidiary, Essel Wealthzone, has received approval from to acquire the entire shareholding of the Peerless General and Investment and others, in Peerless Funds Management Co Ltd and Peerless Management Co Ltd.

Essel Management (EFM) is promoted by the Essel Group, the USD 10 billion conglomerate that has emerged as a business house with a strong foothold in entertainment, media, packaging, infrastructure, education, precious metals and technology sectors.


Currently, EFM is offering a range of financial services and products such as SME business loans through its non-financial company (NBFC), housing finance, forex, private equity, investment and distribution.

"This will strengthen Essel Finance's presence in financial services industry and establish Essel as a large financial services conglomerate," Amitabh Chaturvedi, managing director of Essel said in a statement.

"With fast growing mutual fund industry, we are confident of establishing a USD 10 billion asset under management in 5 to 6 years' time. We will also strengthen our fund management team and distribution network," he added.

On the occasion, Bhargab Lahiri, deputy managing director of Peerless General and Investment said, "post Sebi's approval we can now start this new relationship with the highly regarded Essel Group which intends to build on the efforts taken by the Peerless Group over the last few years."

Rajiv Shastri, managing director and chief executive, Peerless Funds Management Company said, "EFM's pan India presence and expertise across a comprehensive range of investment capabilities will further enhance our ability to meet client needs.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 16:07 IST
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