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Athene’s ACRA insurance-linked sidecar vehicle gets rated

Athene Holding Ltd., the life and retirement reinsurance firm that is majority owned by investor and private equity specialists Apollo Global, has had the two entities of its Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) sidecar vehicle rated by A.M. Best.Athene has been steadily raising third-party capital commitments for the Athene Co-Invest read the full article →

Apollo’s Athene nears $1.5bn ACRA insurance-linked fund commitments

Athene Holding Ltd., the life and retirement reinsurance firm that is majority owned by Apollo, has now taken the capital commitments raised for its new Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) vehicle to nearly $1.5 billion.Athene has been steadily raising third-party capital commitments for the Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) vehicle read the full article →

Apollo’s Athene in $750m share issue, to support ACRA insurance-linked fund

Athene Holding Ltd., the life and retirement reinsurance firm that is majority owned by Apollo, has priced a $750 million issuance of preferred shares, the proceeds of which are set to partially fund deal commitments to its new Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) vehicle.The Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) vehicle read the full article →

Apollo’s Athene raises $1bn of $4bn target for ACRA insurance-linked fund

Athene Holding Ltd., the life and retirement reinsurance firm that is majority owned by Apollo, has raised $1 billion of third-party capital commitments for its new Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) vehicle that will enable investors to participate alongside the insurer in private deals.Private equity and alternative investment specialist Apollo read the full article →

Apollo said raising up to $5.5bn for insurance-linked fund strategies

Private equity and alternative investment specialist Apollo Global Management, LLC is reported to be out raising capital for a number of new investment funds, with as much as $5.5 billion said being raised for specific insurance-linked fund strategies.Among the funds being raised for is one strategy that will enable private read the full article →

Athene & Apollo get long-term capital in $19bn annuity reinsurance deal

Athene Holding Ltd., the life and retirement reinsurance focused company that is majority owned and works alongside private equity specialists Apollo Global Management, LLC, has entered into a $19 billion reinsurance agreement covering $19 billion of fixed and fixed indexed annuity liabilities for Voya Financial.The arrangement is a clear demonstration read the full article →

Nassau Re buys Universal American to launch reinsurance platform

Nassau Reinsurance, the start-up backed by San Francisco based private equity investor Golden Gate Capital, has again demonstrated its desire to acquire insurance assets linked to long-term capital with the acquisition of Universal American.Nassau Reinsurance Group Holdings L.P., was founded by experienced insurance industry executives Phillip J. Gass, previously Chairman of read the full article →

Private equity backed Nassau Reinsurance buying Phoenix Co’s

Nassau Reinsurance Group Holdings L.P., the start-up backed by San Francisco based private equity investor Golden Gate Capital, is to acquire Hartford, Connecticut based life and annuity specialist Phoenix Companies.Nassau Reinsurance, was founded by experienced insurance industry executives Phillip J. Gass, previously Chairman of Fidelity & Guaranty Life and Managing Director of read the full article →

Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital invests in Nassau Reinsurance

San Francisco based private equity investor Golden Gate Capital has seed funded a new reinsurance company, Nassau Reinsurance, with up to $750m of start-up funding, further demonstrating the attraction to reinsurance as investment opportunity.Private equity firms have been increasingly showing interest in accessing the returns of reinsurance businesses, as well read the full article →

Private equity follows hedge funds into reinsurance for long-term capital

It's not just hedge funds that are entering the insurance and reinsurance market in search of so-called long-term capital to put to work in their strategies, private equity firms targeting the space are also seeking opportunities to add assets under management.The entry of large private equity investors into the insurance read the full article →