Allianz completes purchase of LV General Insurance Group and the General Insurance division of Legal & General  

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1.    Allianz Holdings plc has completed the planned acquisition of the remaining 51 percent of the LV General Insurance Group (LV GIG) from Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LVFS). The total consideration by Allianz for 100 percent of LV GIG will be up to 1.078 billion pounds.

2.    Allianz Holdings plc has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the General Insurance division of Legal & General (L&G GI) for 242 million pounds. This business is being combined with LV GIG, although the Legal & General brand will continue to be used in the UK general insurance market for up to three years.

This follows the announcement of these transactions on May 31, 2019.

The completion of these deals positions Allianz Holdings plc as the number 2 general insurer in the UK, based on full year 2018 figures. The combined business had a gross written premium income of over 4 billion pounds and a market share of 9 percent.

Steve Treloar, Chief Executive Officer of LV GIG, will become a member of the Allianz Holdings plc Board, which oversees and manages all of Allianz UK’s legal entities. He will report to Jon Dye, Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Holdings plc. Steve, along with fellow LV GIG colleagues Kevin Wenzel (Chief Finance Officer) and Kieran O’Keeffe (Chief Risk Officer) will join the Allianz UK management board.

Mike Crane, current Managing Director of LV GIG Broker business, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of L&G GI (subject to regulatory approval). He will continue to report into Steve Treloar and sit on the LV GIG Executive Committee as both Chief Executive Officer of L&G GI and Managing Director of LV GIG Broker.

Jon Dye said: “This is a pivotal moment in the history of Allianz in the UK. These two deals create a formidable player in the UK general insurance market with a balanced business across personal and commercial lines, tremendously strong brands and a great team of people, focused on delivering for our customers.

“We will be looking to build upon the great success of our joint venture with LV GIG in home and motor insurance, strengthened further by the acquisition of L&G GI. With Petplan already being the world leader in pet insurance and the Allianz position as Commercial Insurer of the Year in 2019, we have a strong platform to continue our profitable growth story.”

Steve Treloar added: “This is an exciting day for LV GIG and we’re very happy to now be part of Allianz and have our colleagues from L&G GI also join us. For the last few years, we’ve worked incredibly hard to make LV= the brand it is today and, although we’ve achieved an incredible amount, I believe that with the backing of Allianz, and L&G GI being part of our business, the best is truly yet to come. I’m excited to see what the future brings.”

About Allianz Holdings plc

Allianz Holdings plc is the non-regulated holding company which owns the principal insurance operations of Allianz SE in Great Britain.
The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with around 125 million* private and corporate customers in nearly 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 746 billion euros** on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage about 1.8 trillion euros** of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we are among the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2023, over 157,000 employees achieved total business volume of 161.7 billion euros and an operating profit of 14.7 billion euros for the group.
* Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.
** As of March 31, 2024.

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