Agnelli family News

PartnerRe to Buy Canada’s Aurigen Capital, in Life Reinsurance Push

PartnerRe Ltd., the reinsurer owned by John Elkann’s EXOR SpA, agreed to buy Aurigen Capital to expand in coverage of life policies in North America. PartnerRe agreed to pay C$375 million ($284 million) in a deal expected to be completed …

PartnerRe Reshapes $16B Investment Portfolio Under Elkann/EXOR’s Leadership

PartnerRe exited junk bonds and shifted funds into property as the reinsurer reshaped a $16 billion investment portfolio after being acquired by John Elkann’s EXOR SpA. EXOR’s approach is to focus on holdings that “we know and understand very well,” …

PartnerRe Appoints EXOR’s Elkann as Chairman; Clarke Named CEO

EXOR SpA Chief Executive Officer John Elkann was named chairman of PartnerRe, the reinsurer that his investing firm acquired for [$6.9 billion on March 18, 2016 in its largest takeover]. PartnerRe President Emmanuel Clarke was named CEO of the reinsurer, …

Buffett’s Favored Banker, Trott, Plans European Expansion with London Office

Warren Buffett’s favored banker, Byron Trott, is planning to expand his investment and financial advisory firm BDT Capital Partners in Europe with a London office to attract billionaire clients, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Chicago-based BDT, founded in …

PartnerRe’s Q3 Earnings Impacted by EXOR Acquisition, ‘Difficult’ Market

As EXOR’s acquisition of Bermuda-based PartnerRe proceeds, it will be taking over a somewhat diminished company, as PartnerRe reported a net loss of $243.3 million, or $5.08 per share for the third quarter of 2015. This includes, however, the “amalgamation …

Europe’s Rich Families – Such as EXOR’s Agnellis – Turn Dealmakers

John Elkann, the leader of Italy’s billionaire Agnelli family, has a way of preparing his relatives for a big takeover battle that you won’t see at your everyday company. In June, he gathered two branches of the prominent Italian family …

No Competing Offers to EXOR Deal Received by PartnerRe

PartnerRe Ltd., the reinsurer that agreed to a takeover by Italy’s EXOR SpA in August, said the period to contact other potential bidders has ended with no other offers. “None of the third parties contacted during this process provided a …

Swiss Re CFO: Some Reinsurance Deals in Time May Prove ‘Adventuresome’

Some takeovers in the reinsurance industry by investors from outside the sector may ultimately be viewed as “adventuresome,” the chief financial officer of reinsurer Swiss Re said. The reinsurance business has seen a wave of merger deals and more are …

EXOR CEO Embraces Grandfather’s Dealmaking Style to Revamp Agnelli Empire

As a boy, John Elkann watched his grandfather Gianni Agnelli build Italy’s biggest industrial fortune, but as an adult he has never adopted Agnelli’s swashbuckling style. Lately, though, Elkann has embraced at least one of his grandfather’s trademarks: dealmaking. EXOR …

Update: EXOR to Acquire PartnerRe After Scrapping Deal with AXIS

EXOR SpA, the Agnelli family’s investment company, agreed to buy PartnerRe Ltd. for about $6.9 billion in its biggest single acquisition in more than a century after the reinsurer scrapped a deal with rival AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. EXOR, which …