LONDON – 6 February 2015: Torus Insurance Holdings Limited (“Torus”), the global specialty insurer, today announces its agreement to acquire two specialty insurance agencies in Belgium from Nationale Suisse: Vander Haeghen & C° and Arena. Vander Haeghen & C° specialises in luxury car and other specialist insurance products and Arena is a leading sports club insurance agency.
Torus will acquire the agencies alongside majority owner Enstar Group Limited’s (“Enstar’s”) proposed acquisition of Nationale Suisse Belgium (NAB), reported yesterday. NAB is a Belgium-based insurance company writing non-life specialty insurance and life insurance. Torus will also acquire the right to offer replacement coverage on certain NAB policies, primarily underwritten by Vander Haeghen & C° and Arena, upon their renewal through its European insurance platform, Torus Insurance (Europe) AG.
The transaction is expected to complete during the second quarter of 2015, and is subject to regulatory approval and satisfaction of certain other closing conditions. On completion, Vander Haeghen & C° and Arena will become subsidiaries of Torus Insurance Marketing Limited.
Demian Smith, CEO of Torus International, said: “This transaction demonstrates our continued ability to work successfully alongside Enstar and take advantage of the dynamic acquisition pipeline, to build upon our specialty underwriting competence across Europe.
“As subsidiaries of Torus, Vander Haeghen & C° and Arena will benefit from being part of an international business while retaining the core knowledge and expertise that drives their success with clients. In addition, all clients and broking partners will benefit from Torus’ dedication to provide the highest level of service to our global client base.”
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