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Fairfax completes Allied World acquisition

6th July 2017

Fairfax Financial Holdings has announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings and closing of the exchange offer for all Allied World issued and outstanding ordinary shares, by Fairfax Financial Holdings (Switzerland) GmbH. According to a recent announcement the parent company intends that Fairfax Switzerland, its indirect ... Read the full article

Allied World Assurance launches UK Commercial unit, appoints head

30th May 2017

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings has officially launched its UK Commercial Division and announced that Darren Rowe has joined the firm from Arthur J. Gallagher as Vice President, Head of UK Commercial Division. The new UK Commercial Division enables businesses to secure single product or a combination of numerous coverages to meet ... Read the full article

Fairfax-Allied World deal edges closer as shareholders announce vote of approval

23rd March 2017

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings has revealed that its shareholders have approved two proposals surrounding its previously announced merger deal with Canadian firm Fairfax Financial Holdings, bringing the transaction closer to completion. Earlier in March Fairfax exercised its option to increase the cash consideration element of the acquisition by $18 per ... Read the full article

Fairfax to pay more cash for Allied World

13th March 2017

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited has exercised its option to increase the cash consideration element of its offer to acquire Allied World by $18 per ordinary share, which, combined with a $5 special dividend takes the cash consideration component of the offer to $28 per share. Fairfax and Allied World recently announced that ... Read the full article

Fairfax to tap Omers pension fund, other investors, to finance Allied World buy

25th January 2017

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited is close to securing as much as $1 billion from Canada's OMERS pension fund to help finance its acquisition of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, according to reports. Prem Watsa's Canadian property & casualty insurance and reinsurance group Fairfax is set to acquire Switzerland headquartered specialty ... Read the full article

Allied World “go-shop” period expires with no offers

19th January 2017

The "go shop" period for specialty insurance, reinsurance and investments player Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, under the terms of its planned merger with Canadian property & casualty insurance and reinsurance group Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited has not resulted in any offers. Fairfax is set to acquire Allied World in ... Read the full article

Execution risks sit on Allied World’s side in M&A with Fairfax Financial

21st December 2016

The execution risk associated with the impending merger of Canadian property & casualty insurance and reinsurance group Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and specialty insurance, reinsurance and investments player Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, sits largely with the latter it appears. Rating agency A.M. Best highlights that while there are ... Read the full article

Doran to join James River Group as CFO, leaving Allied World

20th December 2016

Sarah Doran is joining Bermuda based insurance and reinsurance holding company James River Group Holdings, Ltd. as Chief Financial Officer in the New Year, leaving her current role at Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG. Doran has been with Allied World, the re/insurer that is set to merge with Prem ... Read the full article

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