Articles by Manuel Baigorri

Swiss Re-Backed FWD Raises $1.4 Billion, Weighs Hong Kong IPO

Billionaire Richard Li’s FWD Group Ltd. raised more than $1.4 billion in private placements with investors including an insurer backed by Apollo Global Management Inc. The investors include Apollo’s Athene Holding Ltd., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Siam Commercial Bank …

FWD Group’s $2 Billion Insurance IPO Stalls in U.S.: Sources

Billionaire Richard Li’s U.S. initial public offering of his Asian insurance group, FWD Group Holdings Ltd., is stalling amid regulators’ increasing unease over the long arm of the Chinese government, people with knowledge of the matter said. The acquisitive insurer …

Zurich Insurance Weighs Selling Some Australian Non-Core Assets

Zurich Insurance Group AG is considering a sale of some of its general insurance assets in Australia as the Swiss firm seeks to streamline its portfolio, according to people familiar with the matter. The insurer is working with an adviser …

China Revives Sale of Dajia Insurance, the Firm Created to Take Over Troubled Anbang

China is reviving a sale of Dajia Insurance Group Co., the company that took over most of the operations of troubled Anbang Insurance Group Co., as the government seeks to turn the firm over to private investors, according to people …

AXA in Talks to Sell Singapore Unit Which Could Raise $700 Million

HSBC Holdings Plc and Malayan Banking Bhd.’s insurance venture are among shortlisted bidders for AXA SA’s business in Singapore, which could raise about $700 million in a sale, according to people familiar with the matter. The British bank and Etiqa, …

AXA Considers Sale of Singapore Business as It Seeks to Raise Funds: Sources

AXA SA is considering a sale of its Singapore business as it seeks to raise funds divesting peripheral operations, according to people familiar with the matter. The French insurer is working with an adviser on the potential sale, the people …

National Bank of Greece Halts Sale of Ethniki Insurance on COVID-19 Crisis: Sources

National Bank of Greece SA has halted the sale of its Ethniki Insurance unit after the coronavirus pandemic dashed any lingering hopes of a successful auction, according to people familiar with the matter. In addition to the market rout, bids …

UK’s Prudential to Buy Thai Bancassurance Partnership from FWD Group

Prudential Plc, the UK insurer besieged by activist investor Third Point, has agreed to acquire a bancassurance partnership in Thailand from FWD Group Ltd. in a 24.5 billion baht ($753 million) deal. Prudential’s Thai unit will buy the exclusive rights …

Generali, Great Eastern Weigh Bids for Malaysia Insurers, Part Owned by AXA: Sources

Singapore’s Great Eastern Holdings Ltd. and Assicurazioni Generali SpA are among potential bidders for the life and general insurance businesses in Malaysia that AXA SA and Affin Bank Bhd. own, according to people familiar with the matter. Great Eastern, which …

China’s Fosun Considers Sale of German Insurer Frankfurter Leben: Sources

Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd. is exploring options including a potential sale for its German insurance business Frankfurter Leben Holding GmbH, people with knowledge of the matter said. Fosun has held talks with potential advisers about options for Frankfurter Leben, …