Enstar Group Limited Completes Acquisition of U.S. and Canadian Closed-Life Insurance Operations From HSBC Finance
Apr 1, 2013
HAMILTON, Bermuda, April 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enstar Group Limited (Nasdaq:ESGR) announced today that one of Enstar's wholly-owned subsidiaries completed the previously announced acquisition from Household Insurance Group Holding Company of HSBC Insurance Company of Delaware and Household Life Insurance Company of Delaware, as well as its three subsidiary insurers, on March 31, 2013. Household Insurance Group Holding Company is a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc.
The HSBC companies acquired added approximately $1.4 billion in total cash and investments to Enstar's balance sheet.
As previously disclosed, the base purchase price of $181 million was rolled forward under the terms of the stock purchase agreement based upon changes to the capital and surplus of the acquired entities arising from the operation of the business prior to closing. The amount paid at closing was approximately $155.7 million and was financed in part by a drawing under Enstar's revolving credit facility.
Enstar, a Bermuda company, acquires and manages insurance and reinsurance companies in run-off and portfolios of insurance and reinsurance business in run-off, and provides management, consultancy and other services to the insurance and reinsurance industry.
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