Covéa & EXOR sign on $9bn PartnerRe sale. Reinsurance investments to continue

Covéa & EXOR sign on $9bn PartnerRe sale. Reinsurance investments to continue

French shared insurance company Covéa and Italian holding company EXOR have now signed a conclusive arrangement on the sale of PartnerRe, with the insurance company to pay $9 billion to obtain the reinsurance company, while EXOR will now take over and continue the special purpose lorry reinsurance investment contracts that remained in place.Covéa concurred and signed a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire Bermuda headquartered global reinsurer PartnerRe from Italian holding company EXOR back in October.
It is the very same purchase rate that had actually initially been agreed in between the pair back in early 2020, however that attempt to obtain PartnerRe fell apart after Covéan attempted unsuccessfully to renegotiate the price in the context of the continuous pandemic scenario.
After that first acquisition effort fell apart, Covéa and EXOR struck an agreement to cooperate on reinsurance-linked investments, discovering a method to settle with each other over the failed PartnerRe deal.
That settlement arrangement saw Covéa injecting EUR750 million of capital into special function reinsurance vehicles, so efficiently private collateralised reinsurance sidecar type structures, that were handled by PartnerRe.
Which provided the company with a way to both stay involved, but likewise importantly to diversify its sources of earnings utilizing reinsurance underwriting profits.
The agreement was a significant increase to PartnerRes own burgeoning third-party capital service, because which the reinsurer has continued to expand this and grow its third-party reinsurance capital.
Now, with a definitive sale arrangement signed, it seems PartnerRes change of ownership is assured this time, while it was likewise validated that EXOR will now take on the special purpose reinsurance lorry investments.
The concurred $9 billion rate (around EUR7.8 billion) to be paid by Covéa is based upon a consolidated typical investors equity value of $7 billion for PartnerRe, but the offer does not include Preferred Shares noted on the NYSE.
“This deal with Covéa will reinforce PartnerRes advancement as a fantastic business in its industry thanks to a considerable boost in the scale and capital strength that subscription of a larger banks will bring, and the value that it represents for its clients,” the French shared insurer stated.
As part of the deal, EXOR will acquire the interests in unique purpose reinsurance vehicles managed by PartnerRe for around $725 million from Covéa, while the 3 celebrations will likewise continue to jointly invest in EXOR handled investment funds too.
Topic to all necessary approvals, the parties stated they expect that the deal will finish in mid-2022.

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