Allianz announces today that it has completed the acquisition of the Aviva Group’s operations in Poland and Lithuania.
The transaction, announced on March 26 this year, is Allianz’s largest deal globally in a decade. It involves Aviva’s life and non-life insurance operations as well as its pension and asset management businesses. Under the transaction, Allianz had also agreed to acquire 51 percent stake each in Aviva’s life and non-life bancassurance joint ventures with Santander Bank Polska. The transaction also includes Aviva’s Life operations in Lithuania.
With the closing of the transaction, Allianz becomes the most profitable international player in the Central Eastern Europe market. In the key Polish market, Allianz becomes the fifth-largest insurer and the second-largest player in the life insurance segment1, in terms of gross written premiums.