TECH-REALTY: BANGKOK – King Power to buy ‘crooked building’ MahaNakhon

The 314-metre, 77-storey MahaNakhon is Thailand’s tallest building, but the mixed-used skyscraper has not prospered since its official opening in December, 2016. (File photo by Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)



King Power International Group, Thailand’s leading duty-free retailer, is to acquire the remaining units and the observation deck of the MahaNakhon tower from financially beeaguered Pace Development Corporation Plc for over 10 billion baht.

According to a King Power source who asked not to be named, the group’s major shareholder has settled on a purchase deal with Pace.

King Power chief executive Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha founded a new subsidiary, King Power MahaNakhon Co, last month with registered capital of 1 million baht, the source said.

According to the source, Mr Aiyawatt through King Power MahaNakhon is likely to replace Goldman  Sachs Group and Apollo Asia Sprint Holding Co, which last year announced plans for a 8.4-billion-baht ($235 million) investment in Pace subsidiaries. The deal between Pace and the two foreign investors  / 11 Apr 2018 at 04:42 : BUSINESS | WRITER: POST REPORTERS /  All photographs, news, editorials, opinions, information, data, others have been taken from the Internet | [email protected] | For comments, Email to : Pahulu Gan – Contributor | [email protected]

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