Run-off Acquisition News

U.K. P&C Insurers Face Strong Competition, Claims Inflation: AM Best Report

Market conditions for U.K. non-life insurers were difficult in 2019 as they continued to face strong competition and claims inflation, according to a report published by AM Best. Companies have had to contend with changes in the discount rate — …

Canada Pension Fund OMERS to Buy Stake in Fairfax Run-off Unit, RiverStone UK

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. and OMERS, the pension plan for Ontario’s municipal employees, announced they have entered into an agreement where OMERS will acquire a 40% interest in Fairfax’s UK run-off group, RiverStone UK. The transaction gives RiverStone UK the …

Legacy Acquirer DARAG Completes Portfolio Transfer with Germany’s SOVAG

DARAG Group Ltd., the Malta-based legacy acquirer, announced it has closed the portfolio transfer with German re/insurer SCHWARZMEER UND OSTSEE Versicherungsaktiengesellschaft (SOVAG), following the receipt of all regulatory approvals. The direct insurance and inwards reinsurance business within the legacy portfolio …

Legacy Specialist Compre Buys 2nd Portfolio from Belgium’s AG Insurance

Compre, the London-based independent re/insurance legacy specialist, announced it has signed agreements to transfer an inwards reinsurance portfolio from AG Insurance SA for an undisclosed sum. The Belgian insurer’s portfolio comprises business in run-off across a range of lines and …

London Run-off Specialist RiverStone Acquires 2 Cayman-Based Captives

Run-off specialist RiverStone Group, the London-based subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings, announced the acquisition of two Cayman-based captives: GMPCI Insurance Co. Ltd. (GMPCI) and Seaside Indemnity Alliance Company Ltd. Seaside was formed in 2013 for the purpose of assuming hospital …

DARAG Buys Zurich’s German Architects & Engineers Professional Indemnity Portfolio

DARAG Group Ltd., the Malta-based legacy acquirer, announced it has reached an agreement with Zurich Insurance plc to acquire Zurich’s German architects and engineers (A&E) professional indemnity insurance portfolio. The transaction is subject to relevant regulatory and court approvals, in …

Legacy Acquirer DARAG Signs Portfolio Transfer Agreement with Germany’s SOVAG

DARAG Group Ltd., the Malta-based legacy acquisition firm, announced it has signed a portfolio transfer agreement with German re/insurer Schwarzmeer und Ostsee Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft (SOVAG). The legacy portfolio will be transferred to DARAG’s German risk carrier, DARAG Deutsche Versicherungs- und Ruckversicherungs …

Legacy Acquisition Firm DARAG Buys UK Insurer, The Underwriter

DARAG Group Ltd., a Malta-based legacy acquirer, announced the acquisition of The Underwriter Insurance Co. Ltd., a UK-based insurer in run-off. The transaction will be completed through DARAG Deutsche Versicherungs-und Ruckversicherungs-AG, DARAG’s German carrier. The acquisition is subject to regulatory …

Legacy Acquirer DARAG Purchases Book of Run-Off Business from UK’s One Re

DARAG Group Ltd., the Malta-based legacy acquirer, announced it has entered into agreement to buy a book of run-off business from One Re Ltd., a London-based non-life reinsurance company. The transaction will be conducted through DARAG’s German risk carrier, DARAG …

DARAG Enters Retrospective Quota Share Reinsurance Deal with Norway’s Protector

DARAG Group Ltd., the Malta-based legacy acquirer, announced it has entered into a retrospective quota share reinsurance agreement with Protector Forsikring, the Norwegian insurance company. DARAG’s German risk carrier, DARAG Deutsche Versicherungs-und Ruckversicherungs-AG, is the vehicle for the transaction, which …