Merger of Asia Energy Resources (‘AER’) into AWR Lloyd – AWR Lloyd
NEWS RELEASE / August 15, 2006

Merger of Asia Energy Resources (‘AER’) into AWR Lloyd

Asian resource industry specialists merge

Corporate advisory firm, AWR Lloyd and Asia Energy Resources, independent energy sector consultant, announce merger. New post-merger firm (retaining the ‘AWR Lloyd’ name) will provide full range of advisory services to the Asia-Pacific energy, mining and metals sector: mergers and acquisitions, strategic consulting, investor relations and industry research.

AWR Lloyd Limited (‘AWR Lloyd’), has entered into an agreement to merge with Asia Energy Resources (‘AER’) whereby AER will become the ‘Industry Research Division’ of AWR Lloyd and the Chief Executive of AER, Franck Constant, will become a shareholder and a Managing Director of AWR Lloyd.

  • AWR Lloyd is a specialized mining, metals and energy sector corporate finance advisory firm focused on Asia and the Pacific region. Established in 2000, AWR Lloyd provides M&A, IR and strategic consulting services and has developed a reputation for helping resource companies in the region achieve strong shareholder value growth over several years. Clients include Thai coal-mining and power group Banpu PCL and Australian coal-miner Felix Resources Limited. AWR Lloyd has its main office in Bangkok as well as representation in Sydney, New Delhi and Hanoi.
  • AER provides analysis and research on the economics and dynamics of energy markets in Asia-Pacific, particularly in power, natural gas and LNG. AER’s clients include many Fortune 500 energy corporations and financial institutions. AER was established in 2002 by Franck Constant, previously a business development director in the power industry in South Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand with Sithe Energies and Mirant.

George Lloyd, Chairman of AWR Lloyd, said “The merger with AER brings further depth and reach to our energy sector practice in Asia. AWR Lloyd is emerging as a new breed of advisor with a unique blend of industry expertise, geographic focus, consulting techniques and investment banking skills.”

Franck Constant, Chief Executive of AER, added “Our core strength has been in the Asian power, gas and LNG markets. Thanks to the merger, AER’s clients will now benefit from additional expertise in areas such as coal and renewable energy as well as professional advice in M&A, investor relations and corporate strategy. The merger is also complementary from a geographic perspective combining AWR Lloyd’s experience in countries like India, China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Australia to AER’s track record in Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia and the Philippines”.