EIC - Our Investments

Our Investments

2015 was an exciting year for the Company as we took our first steps toward globalization, by investing not only outside Thailand, but also into an exciting new business arena; namely, sports. Through Thai Prime Investments Limited, the Company invested in Sport Events International and Global Legends Series. A recent report estimates the global sports business is worth in excess of US$700bn annually, including infrastructure construction, sporting goods, licensed products and live events. Live events, in which SEI and GLS both focus, are particularly lucrative given the different industry participants ranging from free TV broadcasters profiting via viewers and advertising, to Pay TV profiting from subscribers, and most importantly digital platforms and social media. Narrowing the focus to sports events, global revenues topped US$80bn in 2014, and continue to expand at a pace exceeding global GDP.