That company is reported to be Ping An Insurance Group.
Jon Crossfield, a director with Savills which advised on the deal, said “This is a potentially landmark transaction, given it is the first by a Chinese Insurance company overseas.
“It is a high profile and confident entry to the market for them and further illustrates the dominance of overseas investors in London at present,” he added.
The Lloyds Building, a landmark property designed by Richard Rogers, is known for its innovative design and is let in its entirety to the Society of Lloyds on a lease expiring in 2031.
Commerz Real purchased the building in 2005 for £231 million.
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