Friday, November 24, 2017

XL Group to buy 20% of Mahindra Insurance Brokers

XL Group is in the process of acquiring a 20% stake in Mahindra Insurance Brokers.

The insurance broker’s value will reportedly be pegged at around Rs13 billion (US$200 million) as a result of the deal, implying a price tag of US$40 million for the XL stake.

Mahindra Insurance Brokers is a unit of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services, catering to rural and semi-urban India — markets with low insurance penetration.

According to the company’s statement, an existing shareholder in Mahindra Insurance Brokers, LeapFrog Financial Inclusion Fund, through its subsidiary Inclusion Resources Private (IRPL), currently holds a 15% equity stake in Mahindra Insurance Brokers.

It will buy an additional 5% stake in Mahindra Insurance Brokers from Mahindra Finance, in the process raising its total equity stake in Mahindra Insurance Brokers to 20%.

It will then immediately sell the entire capital of IRPL to XL Group, subject to having followed regulations.

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