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S&P Places AXA on CreditWatch Negative over Its Plans to Buy XL Group for $15.3B

S&P Global Ratings placed France’s AXA on CreditWatch with negative implications over its planned $15.3 billion purchase of XL Group Ltd. The ratings agency said it is worried about what the mega-deal could do to AXA’s capital reserves. At issue …

How AXA Wooed and Won XL Group in $15.3B Takeover Deal

AXA SA’s pursuit of its biggest ever takeover really got serious at a romantic hotel on the shores of Lake Zurich. That’s where top executives of the French behemoth and XL Group Ltd., fresh from the annual gathering of the …

XL Group CEO McGavick Comments on Firm’s Agreed Purchase by France’s AXA

XL Group’s CEO Mike McGavick has issued the following statement to clients and brokers in response to today’s announcement that XL has entered into an agreement to be acquired by French insurer AXA. Dear Valued Partners, We wanted to let …

France’s AXA to Acquire P/C Insurer XL Group for $15.3 Billion

AXA SA agreed to buy XL Group Ltd. for $15.3 billion in cash, seeking to capture a bigger slice of the U.S. property and casualty market as premiums rise after last year’s natural disasters. The French insurer is paying $57.60 …

XL Group’s McGavick Cuts Exposure to Hedge Funds to Boost Investment Yield

XL Group Ltd., the insurer with about $38 billion of investments, is reducing its exposure to hedge funds, Chief Executive Officer Mike McGavick said. “We still do see some value there, but at this time we’ve seen it advantageous to …

From Bermuda to Switzerland, Reinsurers Lure Variety of Potential Investors

The $500 billion reinsurance industry is experiencing a flurry of deal talks. One reason: Companies are finally for sale as a rash of natural disasters has depressed valuations and a influx of competitors has made it harder to raise rates. …

XL Group Attracts Interest from Allianz, Other Rivals as Potential Buyers

Bermuda-based insurer XL Group Ltd. is attracting interest from rivals including Allianz SE of Germany, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Interest from insurers in potentially acquiring XL, which had a market value of almost $10 billion at …

Hedge Funds Invest in Reinsurance Stocks on Expected Rate Hikes in 2018

Hedge funds bought reinsurance stocks in the third quarter after prices tumbled on widespread losses after multiple hurricanes in North America, filings showed on Wednesday. Hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean in August and September are expected to …

XL Group Q3 Reports Losses in Excess of $1B on Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria

XL Group reported losses exceeding $1 billion for the 2017 third quarter, blaming Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria for the results. The net loss of $1.04 billion for Q3 amounted to negative-$4.06 per fully diluted share, compared to $70.6 million …

XL Group Estimates $1.48B in Q3 Natural Catastrophe Losses

XL Group Ltd. announced its preliminary estimate of net losses of approximately $1.48 billion from third quarter natural catastrophes. Included within that figure is $1.33 billion in losses relating to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the company said, noting that …