NN Group News

Dutch Insurer Weighs Cutting Cover for Gambling, Arms, Nuclear Power

Europe’s biggest insurers refuse to sell policies to coal miners and arms producers. A Dutch firm may go further by denying coverage to gambling companies and nuclear-power generators. The asset-management arm of ASR Nederland NV already has a list of …

Legacy Acquirer R&Q Buys UK’s Nationale-Nederlanden Internationale Schadeverzekering

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. announced it has completed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of UK-based Nationale-Nederlanden Internationale Schadeverzekering SE (NNIS) from its owners NN Group. NNIS was transferred from the Netherlands to the UK in …

Dutch Insurer NN Group Quits Tobacco Investments

Dutch insurer NN Group will no longer invest in the tobacco industry and said on Thursday it aims to divest all tobacco-related holdings on its own accounts and in the funds of its asset manager within a year. NN’s step …

Technology Is Ultimate Savior of Insurance Industry: Opinion

Insurance companies are running out of ideas. They’ve bolstered their balance sheets since the financial crisis but have few racy growth prospects in a world of low interest rates, pricing pressure and regulatory hassles. Big mergers may be the most …

Opinion: Does an Allianz-Generali Merger Make Sense? Perhaps Not…

The last time Italian insurer Assicurazioni Generali SpA was rumoured to be in play, the supposed bidder, France’s AXA SA, said such a costly and complex deal would “make no sense at all.” This time, the interest comes from an …

NN Group Agrees to Acquire Dutch Insurer Delta Lloyd for $2.6B

NN Group NV agreed to buy Delta Lloyd NV for about 2.5 billion euros ($2.6 billion) after its earlier offer for the Dutch insurer was rejected. NN offered 5.40 euros a share in cash for Amsterdam-based Delta Lloyd, the companies …

Dutch Insurer Delta Lloyd Rejects NN Group’s Unsolicited €2.4B Cash Offer

Dutch insurer Delta Lloyd NV rejected NN Group NV’s unsolicited 2.4 billion-euro ($2.7 billion) cash offer, saying the financial terms aren’t acceptable and don’t reflect the benefits of consolidation. “NN’s offer substantially undervalues our company,” Delta Lloyd CEO Hans van …

Dutch Insurer NN Group Launches Bid to Buy Delta Lloyd for €2.4B

NN Group NV, the largest Dutch insurer by market capitalization, has launched an unsolicited offer to buy smaller rival Delta Lloyd NV for 2.4 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in cash. NN Group said on Wednesday it was offering to pay …

Delta Lloyd, Endurance Deals May Herald a Wave of Insurance M&As

NN Group NV and Sompo Holdings Inc.’s approaches for smaller competitors may herald a wave of mergers and acquisitions in an insurance industry that’s struggling with low interest rates and increased regulation. Japan’s Sompo agreed to buy Bermuda-based Endurance Specialty …

Dutch Insurer NN Group Plans to Buy Back Shares Worth $559 Million

NN Group NV, the second-biggest Dutch insurer, said it will buy back as much as 500 million euros ($559 million) of shares over the 12 months from June as it returns excess capital to investors. First-quarter operating profit was little …