ANZ today announced the sale of its OnePath pensions and investments (OnePath P&I) and aligned dealer groups (ADG) business to IOOF Holdings Limited (IOOF) for $975 million. Meantime, the bank continues to review options for its Life Insurance business.
As part of the agreement, ANZ will also enter into a 20–year strategic alliance to make available IOOF superannuation and investment products to ANZ customers.
- Sale price of $975 million represents a multiple of ~25x FY17 NPAT.
- Aggregate P&I and ADG annual profit is $39 million.
- Equates ~17x FY17 NPAT after separation and transaction costs.
- Estimated accounting loss on sale of ~$120 million5 includes sale proceeds of $975 million, separation and transaction costs of ~$300 million post-tax, and an accounting adjustment of ~$500 million for Treasury shares.
- Expected to increase ANZ’s APRA CET1 capital ratio by ~15 basis points on completion.
- EPS and RoE impacts are not material to ANZ.
- Small ongoing payments through the 20 year Strategic Alliance Agreement.
- Completion is expected in around 12 months subject to certain conditions including regulatory approvals and the completion of the extraction of the OnePath P&I business from OnePath Life Insurance.
The sale of the pensions and investments and ADG businesses is consistent with ANZ’s strategy to create a simpler, better balanced bank focussed on retail and business banking in Australia and New Zealand, and Institutional Banking supporting client trade and capital flows across the region.
ANZ Group Executive Wealth Australia Alexis George said: “Financial services such as superannuation, investments and advice are a core part of the support we provide ANZ customers now and in the future.
“By partnering with IOOF, we are able to create greater value for our shareholders while also providing our customers with access to quality wealth products from a specialist provider with the right cultural fit, financial strength and digital capability.
“The sale of our P&I and ADG businesses provides ANZ with greater flexibility to consider options for the life insurance business including strategic and capital markets solutions,” Ms George said.