Premia Holdings Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire Navigators Holdings (Europe) NV from The Hartford

Pembroke, Bermuda – October 5, 2020 – Premia Holdings Ltd. (“Premia”) has agreed to acquire Navigators Holdings (Europe) NV (and its associated companies, including Assurances Continentales – Continentale Verzekeringen NV of Belgium and Canal Re S.A. of Luxemburg) (collectively referred to as “ASCO”) from The Hartford.  The transaction is subject to typical regulatory approvals.

ASCO is an established Continental European insurance group that is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium with legal entities licensed to write business across 31 countries.

Premia is focused on acquiring and reinsuring legacy portfolios. ASCO will be Premia’s dedicated platform in the Continental European market and represents an important building block in Premia’s global platform for legacy solutions.

Bill O’Farrell, Chief Executive Officer of Premia, said:  “We are delighted that we have developed a positive solution with The Hartford for ASCO, and we look forward to welcoming ASCO and its staff into the Premia family.”

The Hartford was advised by Citi and Mayer Brown International LLP. Premia was advised by Clifford Chance US LLP.

About Premia

Premia Holdings Ltd. is a reinsurance group with operations in Bermuda, the U.S. and Europe that is focused on sourcing, structuring and servicing run-off business. With over $600 million in capital, Premia is well equipped to execute  acquisitions and reinsurance transactions in the global P&C run-off market. Premia is sponsored by Arch Capital Group Ltd. and Kelso & Company. 

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Premia Holdings Ltd.
Scott Maries, 441-278-9176
Chief Financial Officer