Articles by Maya Nikolaeva

France’s AXA to Focus on M&A in 16 Countries; Eyes Sale of Some Non-Core Assets

French insurer AXA will narrow its acquisition focus to 16 key countries and could sell some assets in markets where it lacks scale, its executives said on Tuesday. “We want to focus on fewer countries. We want to focus on …

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 …

AXA Chief Rules Out Major Acquisitions Such as Generali

AXA has reached a “critical size” and is ruling out major acquisitions such as Italy’s Generali, the French insurer’s chief executive Thomas Buberl said on Thursday. It is managing risks relating to May’s presidential election in France and raising its …

State-Backed Terrorism Reinsurance Fund Likely to Aid Paris Firms in Recovery

Parisian businesses struggling after the Nov. 13 attacks are likely to be able to make successful insurance claims, helped by a state-backed fund set up in the wake of the Sept. 11 2001 attacks in New York. The carnage in …

AXA Looking for Cheap Deals in Emerging Market Push

French insurance group AXA is looking for more acquisitions in emerging markets, the company said after posting a 14 percent rise in full-year net income and lifting its dividend by 13 percent. Faced with low interest rates in the United …