HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ: ESGR) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiaries have reached an agreement for a ground-up Loss Portfolio Transfer (“LPT”) with certain subsidiaries of QBE Insurance Group Limited (“QBE”) on a diversified portfolio of business, covering International and North America financial lines, European and North American reinsurance portfolios, and several US discontinued programs.
In the LPT transaction, which will be effective as of January 1, 2023, Enstar’s subsidiaries will assume net loss reserves from QBE of $1.9 billion and will provide approximately $900 million of cover in excess of the ceded reserves on business largely underwritten between 2010 and 2018.
The transaction will complete upon receipt of regulatory approvals and satisfaction of various other closing conditions. Upon completion, a portion of the portfolio currently underwritten via QBE’s Lloyd’s syndicates 386 and 2999 will be transferred into Enstar syndicate 2008.
Dominic Silvester, Enstar’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “This transaction, our second significant collaboration with leading insurance group, QBE, represents a unique and emerging business opportunity for Enstar. In addition to covering QBE’s discontinued lines, we are providing our expertise on seasoned liabilities within ongoing lines of business as a source of value creation. This innovative structure requires strong alignment of interests, and we have secured that with our long-standing partner QBE.”
Enstar is a NASDAQ-listed leading global insurance group that offers innovative capital release solutions through its network of group companies in Bermuda, the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, and other international locations. A market leader in completing legacy acquisitions, Enstar has acquired 115 companies and portfolios since its formation in 2001. For further information about Enstar, see www.enstargroup.com.
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