FROM TCC GROUP TO ASSET WORLD CORPORATION
TCC Group was established by Mr. Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi and Khunying Wanna Sirivadhanabhakdi in 1960. Through gradual, continuous expansion and improvement, the enterprise evolved into the dynamic group it is today. There are five divisions within TCC Group: beverages, retail, finance & insurance, agri-industry and real estate.
The real estate division began by investing in land. Out of this, in 1994, came Imperial Hotel Group and a joint venture with Capital Land Co., Ltd. in 2003. The operation transformed into a full-fledged real estate enterprise named TCC Land Group. Today the burgeoning operation is branded “ASSET WORLD CORPORATION” or AWC, comprising a comprehensive, constantly growing, all-in-one real estate enterprise group that implements the vision of Mr. Charoen and Khunying Wanna Sirivadhanabhakdi with utmost effectiveness. AWC, effectively manages acquisitions of real estate properties and transitions the company to a fully integrated real estate group owning a diverse portfolio of projects in strategic locations. In 2012, the company launched Asiatique The Riverfront Destination, an integrated lifestyle-based tourism center located on the Chao Phraya River which quickly became a popular destination among Thais and international visitors.
In May 2009, TCC Group established Asset World Corp PCL (formerly First Destination Company limited) as an investment holding and real estate company to effectively manage acquisitions of real estate properties and transition the company to a fully integrated real estate group owning a diverse portfolio of projects in strategic locations. In 2012, the company launched Asiatique The Riverfront Destination, an integrated lifestyle-based tourism center located on the Chao Phraya River which quickly became a popular destination among Thais and international visitors.
In September 2018, Asset World Corp PCL was registered as a public company. In April 2019, the company increased its authorized capital from 24 billion to 32 billion baht allocating newly issued ordinary shares for the public to purchase for the first time via an initial public offering worth over 48,000 million baht, making it the largest real estate IPO in the world and the largest IPO ever traded in five years on the SET at the time.
On 10 October 2019, Asset World Corp PCL was listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) in Property and construction groups (PROPCON) under the ticker symbol ‘AWC’.
As a holding company, Asset World Corp PCL invests in two major business segments: 1) Hospitality under TCC Hotel Asset Management Company Limited (THAM), and 2) Retail & Commercial Buildings under Asset World Retail Company Limited (AWR) and Commercial Property Management Company Limited (CPM).
HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMPANY
TCC Group acquired Pantip Plaza Pratunam.
Plaza Athenee Bangkok opened.
Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui, Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, Double Tree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, and Vana Belle a Luxury Collection Resort Koh Samui opened.
First Destination Co., Ltd. becomes Asset World Corp Company Limited.
Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa and Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach opened.
Registered capital increased from THB 4.43 million to THB 9 billion to acquire Asset World Retail Company Limited (AWR), TCC Hotel Asset Management Company Limited (THAM), and Commercial Property Management Company Limited (CPM); to provide loans to AWC subsidiaries.
Asset Group 1 is acquired through THAM, AWR and CPM, from the Thai Hotel Investment Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund (THIF), Thai Retail Investment Property Fund (TRIF), and Thai Commercial Investment Freehold and Leasehold Fund (TCIF).
Registered capital increased from THB 9 billion to THB 24 billion.
Asset World Corp PCL went public.
Asset Group 2 acquired through THAM and AWR from members of TCC Group as part of the business restructuring.
AWR acquired 75% of Wanna Charoenkij Company resulting in 100% ownership. AWR and AWC acquire full ownership of Asset World Trading Company Limited which operates AEC Trade Center Online, an online commerce platform.
A share purchase agreement is made, through THAM and AWR, to acquire Asset Group 3 from members of TCC Group.
Gateway Ekamai Management Agreement was signed by AWR to manage Gateway Ekamai, a retail property owned by TCC Group. The second Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on April 30 approved the capitalization and allocation of newly issued ordinary shares as follows:
- Increase in registered capital of THB 8,000 million totaling THB 32,000 million.
- Newly issued ordinary shares not exceeding 6,957 million shares with a THB 1 par value offered to the general public for purchase for the first time.
- Over-allotment not exceeding 1,043 million ordinary shares with a THB 1 par value not exceeding 15% of newly issued ordinary shares offered to the over-allotment agent.
MOU signed with Thippatana Arcade Co., Ltd. and Asiatic Hotel Collection Co., Ltd. to invest in Gateway Ekamai and the extension of Asiatique The Riverfront Destination.
AWC was successfully listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) under the property development category. A total of eight billion shares priced at 6 baht per share consisting of 6,957 million newly issued ordinary shares and an over-allotment option of 1,043 million shares.
Acquisition of Group 3 assets, through THAM and AWR.
The Gallery under AWC are certified with terms and conditions from Amazing Thailand’s Safety and Health Administration (SHA).
Asiatique The Riverfront Destination returns under the ‘Heritage Alive’ concept, together with the launch of the Sirimahannop Tall Ship, a new landmark on the Chao Phraya River.
The first 'green loan' issued to a real estate company in Thailand.
MOU signed with Huawei to develop a “Smart Living” platform as part of a pilot ecosystem.
Signs contracts with Hyatt brands to develop and manage new hotels throughout Thailand
AWC continues promoting AEC TRADE CENTER - PANTIP WHOLESALE DESTINATION, the region’s wholesale trade center with integrated services in the heart of Bangkok, debuting FOOD DESTINATION CENTER campaign under BEYOND EXHIBITION concept
Launched the vaccination unit at Asiatique alongside joining forces to donate 5,500 goody bags to local communities affected by COVID-19 valued at more than THB 8 Millions
MOU signed with Intercontinental Hotel Group on the development of five Bangkok and Pattaya properties more than 1,200 rooms
AWC Together for Thais Community Osolation Center for patients in the green group in Ayutthaya to alleviate bed shortages
AWC Marks 2nd Year on the Stock Exchange of Thailand, Affirms “Building a Better Future” Strategy
Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town (formerly The Metropole Hotel Phuket) opened.
Reopening a newly refurbished and reconceptualized Le Méridien Bangkok and its Rolling Ribs Brew Bar & BBQ restaurant supports Bangkok’s tourism industry and boosts travel at the year’s end.