2 May 2017Insurance

ACR Capital sale receives Chinese regulatory approval

ACR Capital Holdings has received regulatory approval by the National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China for its sale to Shenzhen Qianhai Financial Holdings (QFH) and Shenzhen Investment Holdings (SIHC).

ACR was established in November 2006 to serve the risk solutions needs of the pan-Asian region. ACR’s group of companies includes wholly-owned subsidiaries Asia Capital Reinsurance Group (Asia Capital Re) and Asia Risk-Tech Enterprises Management Consulting Company (Asia Risk-Tech).

Asia Capital Re focuses on providing risk solutions to the pan-Asian region with particular specialties in large and complex risks across non-life business lines. Headquartered in Singapore, Asia Capital Re is also the parent company to Asia Capital Reinsurance Malaysia and ACR ReTakaful Holdings, which itself is parent to two retakaful operating entities. Altogether, Asia Capital Re’s regional presence across Asia includes Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Dubai, Bahrain, Vietnam, Malaysia and India.

ACR group chief executive, Hans-Peter Gerhardt, said, “The clearance from NDRC is a key step forward towards completion. All parties involved are now focused on the final completion of the proposed transaction within the shortest time possible, in accordance with required regulatory and customary closing conditions. ACR will continue to work closely with QFH and SIHC to expediently complete the transaction to begin realising the long-term benefits that this new strategic relationship can bring to our clients in Asia.”

Approvals for the acquisition from two other key regulators, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Bank Negara Malaysia, were received respectively in November and December 2016.

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2 February 2017   Risk Solutions group ACR Capital Holdings has completed the acquisition of its Asia Capital Re Malaysia and ReTakaful subsidiaries.
12 June 2017   ACR Capital Holdings has appointed Bobby Heerasing as deputy group chief executive and deputy chief executive of its fully owned subsidiary Asia Capital Re.
7 November 2017   As revealed by Intelligent Insurer on November 1, ACR Capital Holdings has officially confirmed that its acquisition by Shenzhen Qianhai Financial Holdings and Shenzhen Investment Holdings will not proceed.