case / 19 Aug 2020

Setterwalls advises Third Point Re in its USD 788 million merger with the Sirius Group

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Setterwalls is advising Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. (NYSE: TPRE) in a merger process with Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd (Nasdaq: SG). The transaction includes a number of Swedish entities, including Sirius International Försäkringsaktiebolag (publ), the largest reinsurance company in Scandinavia.

As local counsel, Setterwalls has assisted Third Point Re in the due diligence and M&A process as well as advised on Swedish insurance regulatory law requirements in relation to the transaction. Further, Setterwalls will also be assisting Third Point Re with all Swedish regulatory filings for final approval of the merger. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2021 after customary regulatory approvals in all relevant jurisdictions.

Sirius Group, with USD 2.4 billion of total capital and roots dating back to 1945, is a global multi-line (re)insurer based in Bermuda. Sirius Group’s largest insurance entity is Sirius International Försäkringsaktiebolag (publ), a Swedish company headquartered in Stockholm with offices in Bermuda, Hamburg, Liège, London, Shanghai, Singapore and Zurich. Sirius International Försäkringsaktiebolag (publ) has a regulatory capital of USD 1.6 billion (2019), making it the largest reinsurance company in Scandinavia. Third Point Re writes property and casualty reinsurance business through its wholly owned subsidiaries Third Point Reinsurance Company Ltd. and Third Point Reinsurance (USA) Ltd.

The merger transaction between the two publicly traded insurance groups, valued at USD 788 million, will create a global (re)insurance company renamed SiriusPoint Ltd. With tangible assets amounting to approximately USD 3.3 billion, SiriusPoint Ltd. will become a top-tier global specialty (re)insurer on the global market, well positioned to expand further within the insurance and reinsurance markets respectively.

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