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AXA Plans IPO of Minority Stake of U.S. Businesses to Free Up Capital

AXA Chief Executive Thomas Buberl plans to overhaul the group’s U.S. operations, proposing to float its American life insurance and asset management businesses in 2018 in order to free up capital and pursue takeover targets elsewhere. The listing of a …

Fairfax Plans to Raise $1 Billion in IPO for Fund to Make Africa Investments

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., the Canadian insurer that made its largest acquisition last week, is selling shares in an initial public offering for a fund that will make investments in Africa. The company is seeking to raise as much as …

BHSI Launches Insurance Products for Directors & Officers in Asia

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) is expanding its executive & professional lines capabilities in Asia with the introduction of Executive First™ Public Offering of Securities Insurance (POSI) and Executive First™ Side A Difference in Conditions (DIC) liability insurance. “We …

Excess & Surplus Lines Insurer Kinsale Files for IPO

Kinsale Capital Group Inc., the Richmond, Virginia-based insurer backed by Moelis & Co., filed for an initial public offering of stock. The company, founded in 2009, said it plans to list shares on the Nasdaq under the ticker KNSL, according …

China’s Fosun to List U.S. Insurer Ironshore ‘As Soon as Possible’: Reuters

Fosun Group, China’s biggest private conglomerate, will list U.S. property and casualty insurer Ironshore Inc “as soon as possible” this year, Guo Guangchang, the company’s billionaire co-founder and chairman told Reuters ahead of a Reuters Newsmaker event in Beijing on …

India’s 1st Insurer IPO Paves Way for More Public Offerings in $60B-Plus Industry

India will get its first life-insurance listing since it opened up to private-sector investors 16 years ago, paving the way for more companies seeking to go public in an industry that’s since grown to more than $50 billion. Housing Development …

AIG’s United Guaranty Files for IPO

AIG’s mortgage insurance unit, United Guaranty Corp, filed for an initial public offering of up to $100 million with U.S. regulators, as part of a previously announced move to spin off the business. AIG announced in January it would spin …

Japan Post’s Bank & Insurer IPO’s Priced at ‘Top of Range’

State-owned Japan Post on Monday set prices for separate initial public offerings of its bank and insurance arms at the top of their ranges, indicating strong demand from retail investors for businesses valued at a combined $65 billion. In what …

Duperreault’s Hamilton Seeking Takeovers as IPO Likely

Hamilton Insurance Group Ltd., the company backed by hedge fund firm Two Sigma, is seeking more takeovers as CEO Brian Duperreault builds a business that he expects to take public. “We’re always looking. My job is to continually look for …

Brazil Weighs Sale of Some of Its Stake in IRB in $1.3B Reinsurer IPO: Sources

Brazil’s government is considering the sale of some of its stake in IRB-Brasil Resseguros SA, the largest reinsurer in Latin America, in a 4 billion-real ($1.3 billion) initial public offering, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said. In …