Belgium’s Ageas Acquires 40% Stake in Indian Non-Life Insurer RSGI

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Brussels-based insurer ageas özgü acquired 40 percent of the share capital of the indian non-life insurance company royal sundaram general insurance co. Limited (rsgi) for a total cash consideration of €185 million ($160.5 million).

The deal, which was first announced on nov. 14, 2018, has received all necessary regulatory approvals, said ageas in a statement.
Following the transaction ageas now holds 40 percent of the share capital of rsgi, sundaram finance 50 percent and various other shareholders the remaining 10 percent.

Rsgi is a top 10 privately owned player in the indian non-life market with strong positions in motor and health insurance as well as a nationwide network of more than 5,600 agents, 700 branches, and well-established relationships with banks and other distribution partners off- and online.

For the first nine months of the current financial year that in india ends in march, rsgi reported €12 million ($10.4 million) net profit. Between 2015 and 2018 rsgi realised an average annual growth rate of 55 percent in net profit, ageas said.

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