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EXOR and Covéa ‘Normalize’ Relations After Failed PartnerRe Deal

Italy’s EXOR said on Monday that French insurer Covéa had agreed to invest a total of 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion), partly in entities managed by PartnerRe, after walking away from a deal to buy the reinsurer from EXOR earlier …

Exor Plays Hardball with French Insurer Covéa as PartnerRe Deal Collapses: Opinion

Renege on a deal with the Agnellis and you can expect to pay for it. Scion John Elkann has refused to renegotiate the Italian family’s $9 billion sale of its reinsurance business after the buyer, French mutual Covéa, sought to …

French Mutual Covéa Scraps $9 Billion Purchase of PartnerRe from Exor

French insurer Covéa has walked away from its planned $9 billion purchase of PartnerRe, the Bermuda-based reinsurer owned by Exor, the holding firm of Italy’s Agnelli family, saying it could no longer buy under the terms of their agreement. The …

PartnerRe’s Parent EXOR Vows to Go Ahead with Deals Despite Pandemic

The boss of EXOR showed confidence on Wednesday in the success of three transformative deals set to reshape its multi-billion portfolio of corporate holdings, despite being caught at mid-air by the coronavirus crisis. In a letter to the holding’s shareholders, …

Activist Fund CIAM Keeps Pressure on Reinsurer SCOR – and its CEO/Chairman Kessler

The battle between French activist investment fund CIAM and SCOR, which has been waging for more than a year, heated up again recently with yet another push by CIAM to separate the chairman and CEO roles, both held by Denis …

EXOR to Sell PartnerRe to French Insurer Covea for $9 Billion

EXOR has agreed to sell PartnerRe to French mutual insurer Covéa, a move that is turning out to be a very profitable thing for the Italian investment firm. EXOR bought the Bermuda-based reinsurer in March 2016 for $6.72 billion in …

Italian Investor Group Exor Weighs Sale of PartnerRe to France’s Covea

Investment group Exor, which controls carmaker Fiat Chrysler, is in exclusive talks to sell reinsurer PartnerRe to France’s Covea in a deal one source familiar with the matter said was worth around $9 billion. Exor, the investment vehicle of Italy’s …

It Was Always Going to Be Hard to Oust CEO of SCOR – and His 300% Return: Opinion

European shareholder activism has suffered a painfully public humiliation. The lesson for investors is clear: Pick your battles. Paris-based investment fund CIAM wanted to split the chairman and CEO roles at French reinsurer SCOR SE, which has been run for …

SCOR’s Shareholders Reject Attempt to Oust CEO Kessler

The shareholders of French reinsurer SCOR rejected a request by activist fund CIAM to oust chief executive Denis Kessler from the board of SCOR, although Kessler’s pay deal was only approved by a slim majority. About 54 percent of shareholders …

French Activist Fund Aims to Remove SCOR CEO Kessler from Board

French activist fund CIAM will ask reinsurance company SCOR’s CEO Denis Kessler to surrender the chairmanship of the company’s board after he thwarted a takeover attempt earlier this year. CIAM, which has just under one percent of SCOR, will ask …