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Fairfax Expected to Raise About $500M for New Africa Fund: Sources

Prem Watsa’s Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. is expected to raise about $500 million for its new African investment fund, attracting less than its original goal as investor interest in the region proved weaker than anticipated, according to people familiar with …

Canada Pension Fund OMERS to Invest $1B in Fairfax’s Allied World Purchase

Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System agreed to invest $1 billion to back the $4.8 billion acquisition by Prem Watsa’s Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. of insurer Allied World Assurance Co. The investment will give OMERS a 21 percent stake in Allied …

Canada Pension Fund to Commit $1B to Fairfax’s Deal with Allied: Sources

Prem Watsa’s Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. is close to announcing a deal that would see one of Canada’s largest pension funds contribute $1 billion in financing toward its acquisition of insurer Allied World Assurance Co., according to people familiar with …

Fairfax in Talks to Sell 25% of India’s ICICI Lombard, Worth Up to $1B

Fairfax Financial Holdings is in early talks to sell 25 percent of India’s largest private general insurer ICICI Lombard in a deal that could fetch up to $1 billion, as the Canadian firm looks to cash out and start a …

Canada’s Fairfax to Buy Switzerland’s Allied World for $4.9B in Cash, Stock

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., the Canadian investment and insurance company, agreed to buy Allied World Assurance Co. for $4.9 billion in cash and stock in Chief Executive Officer Prem Watsa’s biggest purchase. Fairfax will pay $54 per share, which is …

Watsa’s Fairfax Plans to Buy Control of Indonesia Insurer’s Non-Life Unit: Sources

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., the Canadian investment firm led by Prem Watsa, is in advanced talks to buy control of Indonesian financial group PT Paninvest’s non-life insurance unit, people with knowledge of the matter said. The transaction would value the …

Fairfax Financial to Buy 33% Stake in India’s Bangalore Airport for $322 Million

Indian airport operator GVK Power & Infrastructure Ltd. said it sold a stake in its Bengaluru aerodrome to Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., helping cut debt. The shares rose. Fairfax will buy 33 percent of Bangalore International Airport Ltd. for 21.49 …

Canada’s Fairfax Financial to Raise $536.4M to Fund Larger Stakes in 2 Insurers

Fairfax Financial Holdings said on Monday it plans to raise C$735 million ($536.42 million) through an equity issuance, to fund its acquisition of interests in Eurolife ERB Insurance Group Holdings and ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co. The offering of one …

London-Based Brit Opens Singapore Office, Operating via Lloyd’s Platform

Brit Ltd., the London-based specialty insurer, has opened an office in Singapore, which will begin operations on March 1 via the Lloyd’s Singapore platform. Brit has received approval to begin underwriting from both Lloyd’s and the Monetary Authority of Singapore …

Insurers Face Claims of $600 Million from Brazilian Mine Disaster: Sources

Insurers covering risks for a Brazilian mine where two dams burst last week, killing at least six people, could pay up to $600 million in claims, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday. A property policy …