Articles by Komaki Ito

Tokio Marine Eyed PURE for Years. Yankees-Red Sox Finally Brought Them Together.

PURE Group, the high-net-worth insurer set to be acquired by Tokio Marine Holdings Inc., had been on the Japanese company’s radar for more than a decade. After PURE was created in 2006, Tokio Marine tried to set up a meeting …

Tokio Marine Looking for Insurance Acquisitions in Asia, Other Markets

Tokio Marine Holdings Inc. is seeking acquisition opportunities in Asian emerging markets and elsewhere as it seeks to double profits from those regions, according to the new chief of Japan’s largest property-and-casualty insurer. “We have group companies in Southeast Asia …

China’s Ping An to Invest $100M a Year in Japan in Diversification Bid

Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. plans to invest $100 million a year in Japanese companies as it seeks to diversify its investments outside of China. China’s second-largest insurer will put money with private equity funds that invest in sectors including …

Allianz, AXA Bid for Rights to Sell Products via StanChart Outlets in Asia: Sources

Allianz SE, Europe’s biggest insurer, and France’s AXA SA were among first-round bidders for the rights to distribute general insurance products through Standard Chartered Plc outlets in Asia, according to people with knowledge of the matter. A unit of MS&AD …

Allianz, AXA & Sompo to Distribute Products Across Asia via CIMB Bank Branches

Allianz SE, AXA SA and Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings Inc. made final bids for the rights to distribute their general insurance products through CIMB Group Holdings Bhd.’s branches across Asia, people with knowledge of the matter said. CIMB could fetch …

Mitsui Sumitomo to Buy Amlin for $5.3B, Latest in Japanese Overseas Deals

MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings Inc. agreed to buy Lloyd’s of London insurer Amlin plc for about 3.47 billion pounds ($5.3 billion), joining an overseas deal spree by Japanese peers. Amlin shares surged. The Tokyo-based company’s Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. unit …

Tokio Marine to Use Citic for China Growth, as It Steps Up Overseas Expansion

Tokio Marine Holdings Inc., fresh from its biggest acquisition in the U.S., is now looking for opportunities in China. The insurer plans to utilize its ties with Citic Group Corp., China’s biggest conglomerate, to expand in the country, Tsuyoshi Nagano, …

With HCC Holdings Buy, Tokio Marine Enhances Already Top Commercial Lines Performance

Tokio Marine Holdings Inc. is using debt to expand a U.S. insurance business that’s beaten even Berkshire Hathaway Inc. for policy growth. The Japanese insurer, which is taking over Houston-based HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. for $7.5 billion after at least …

Tokio Marine to Buy HCC for $7.5B in Biggest Ever Deal by Japanese Insurer

Tokio Marine Holdings Inc. agreed to buy HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. for about $7.5 billion in the biggest acquisition by a Japanese insurer, stepping up an overseas expansion to counter stagnation at home. Tokio Marine will pay $78 in cash …

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Plans to Buy 15% Stake in French Reinsurer SCOR

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings Inc. will buy a 15 percent stake in French reinsurer SCOR SE in potentially its biggest investment abroad amid diminishing opportunities for growth at home. The insurer will initially buy 7.8 percent from Swiss fund Patinex …