Allianz X to acquire Finanzen.de

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Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, announced today that it will acquire Finanzen.de, a leading European B2B online marketplace for high-value consumer traffic in the insurance and financial services sectors.

Headquartered in Berlin, Finanzen.de uses a proprietary platform to connect lead generators and buyers in real-time. Additionally, the company acts as an online broker for certain insurance products in Germany and Switzerland. Over 1.2 million leads were traded on Finanzen.de’s platform in 2018.

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Source: Finanzen.de

“The acquisition of Finanzen.de will enhance our access to potential customers, support the success of our agents, and strengthen our sales networks,” said Ivan de la Sota, Member of the Board of Management and Chief Business Transformation Officer of Allianz SE.

Allianz X has entered into a binding agreement with Eli Global to assume complete ownership of the company.

Nazim Cetin, CEO of Allianz X, said, “Acquiring Finanzen.de will secure us a strong position in a fast-growing online leads market. We look forward to developing synergies with Finanzen.de, as well as supporting the expansion of its business to create further value.”

The acquisition is subject to customary closing procedures and is expected to close within the third quarter of this fiscal year.

About Finanzen.de

Finanzen.de is a B2B insurance and financial services leads marketplace. Finanzen.de targets the market of customer leads for insurance and financial products that are difficult to understand and compare. Finanzen.de additionally acts as a licensed broker for certain insurance products in Germany and Switzerland. 

About Allianz X

Allianz X is the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group. Allianz X invests in and partners with digital frontrunners in the ecosystems relevant to insurance. Allianz X is one of the pillars of Allianz’s digital transformation strategy, and provides an interface between Allianz entities and the wider digital ecosystem.

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 100 million retail and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 754 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage almost 1.7 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2019, over 147,000 employees achieved total revenues of 142 billion euros and an operating profit of 11.9 billion euros for the group.

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