First Pacific

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First Pacific Company Limited
Listed company
Traded as SEHK142
Industry Investment Management
Founded 1981; 36 years ago (1981)
Founder Mr. Liem Sioe Liong
Headquarters Hong Kong, China
Area served
Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia
Key people
Manuel V. Pangilinan(Managing Director, CEO)Anthoni Salim (Chairman)
Total assets USD 8.679 billion Increase 2012 [1]
Website First Pacific Company Limited

First Pacific Company Limited (Chinese: 第一太平有限公司) is a Hong Kong-based investment management and holding company with operations located in Asia. It involves telecommunications, consumer food products and infrastructure.[2] Its CEO is Manny V. Pangilinan a Filipino business tycoon.


as of 2011 [3]

  • 1981: First Pacific Finance Limited was founded as a financial services provider in Hong Kong.
  • 1982: Acquired Hibernia Bank in San Francisco, United States. First Pacific International established to hold the Group’s marketing and distribution businesses
  • 1985: Invested in First Pacific Davies in Hong Kong
  • 1987: Acquired Hong Nin Savings Bank in Hong Kong from British Hong Kong Government
  • 1988: Sold Hibernia Bank. First Pacific Holdings and First Pacific International merged to form the currently listed First Pacific Company. Acquired Pacific Link. First investment in telecoms with the purchase of a 50% interest in Pacific Link, Hong Kong. Acquired Dragon Seed Department Store in Hong Kong then sold it to Tokyu the same year,[4] set up retail operations (System One for electronic appliances and Sports Authority for sporting goods)
  • 1989: Acquired Imagineering Australia (named Tech Pacific thereafter)
  • 1992: Acquired Far East Bank and merged with Hong Nin Savings Bank, renamed and listed as First Pacific Bank in Hong Kong
  • 1996: First Pacific became a constituent of the Hang Seng Index (blue chip stock). Smart Communications launched cellular services in the Philippines. NTT of Japan invested in Smart Communications as a strategic investor. Acquired PDCP Bank and First e-Bank in the Philippines. Invested in GSM networks in China's Fujian Province, Shenzhen, Dongguan and Huizhou and in Taiwan's Tuntex Telecom, rolled out GSM mobile networks in India through Escotel.
  • 1997: Sold Tech Pacific to Hagemeyer[5] and Pacific Link to Hong Kong Telecom[6]
  • 1998: Acquired PLDT in the Philippines and Indofood in Indonesia. Concluded acquisition of Smart by PLDT
  • 2000: Sold First Pacific Bank to Bank of East Asia
  • 2001: Removed from a constituent of the Hang Seng Index.[7]
  • 2006: Relisted MPIC as an infrastructure company
  • 2007: Increased investment in PLDT. Invested in water distribution (Maynilad) and hospital (Makati Medical Center) through MPIC. Listed Indofood's plantations businesses through IndoAgri. IndoAgri acquired Lonsum (plantations)
  • 2008: First Pacific made its first investments in mining (Philex), and in toll roads (MPTC) through MPIC. MPIC increased investment in Maynilad. Indofood added dairy business through the acquisition of Indolakto
  • 2010: Invested in Meralco through Beacon Electric (PLDT and MPIC), in hospitals through MPIC and in Philex.
  • 2015: Together with Wilmar International, acquired Goodman Fielder of Australia and New Zealand for $1.3 billion Australian dollars.


List of businesses owned as of March 24, 2015:[8]

Former businesses[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ First Pacific FY 2012 Results Presentation retrieved May 3, 2013
  2. ^ " - First Pacific Company Limited". Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Key Corporate Events retrieved May 2, 2013
  4. ^ "History of Tokyu Department Store Co., Ltd. – FundingUniverse". Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "History of Hagemeyer N.V. – FundingUniverse". Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Hong Kong Telecom agrees to buy Pacific link for US $625 million". 1 January 1998. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  7. ^ History of First Pacific Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Business Structure retrieved June 15, 2015

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