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Arch gets Enstar onboard with increased offer for Watford Re

Arch Capital Group Ltd. looks set to secure the outright acquisition of its total-return reinsurance joint-venture Watford Re, after increasing its offer and gaining the support of key shareholder and rival bidder for Watford, legacy reinsurance solutions specialist Enstar Group. Back in October, legacy insurance and reinsurance specialist underwriter and investor read the full article →

Arch Capital to acquire Watford Re after increasing offer

Arch Capital Group Ltd. said today that it has reached an agreement with Watford Holdings Ltd., the holding company of total-return reinsurance company Watford Re to acquire the company for $31.10 per share, that values it at roughly $622 million. Arch had previously been reported to have offered $26.00 per share read the full article →

Enstar offers to acquire Watford Re

Bermuda domiciled re/insurance, run-off and legacy specialist underwriter and investor Enstar Group has made a formal approach to the board of Watford Re's holding company to acquire the total return focused reinsurance firm. According to a filing, Enstar has offered to acquire all of the ordinary shares of Watford Holdings Ltd., read the full article →

Watford Re IPO’s on Nasdaq at discount to book value

Watford Holdings Ltd., the parent company to Arch Capital and Highbridge Principal Strategies backed investment oriented or total-return style reinsurance firm Watford Re, successfully completed its initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq. Watford Re is a valuable component of Bermudian insurance and reinsurance firm Arch Capital’s strategy to embrace third-party read the full article →

Watford Re, investment oriented reinsurer backed by Arch, targets IPO

Watford Holdings Ltd., the Arch Capital and Highbridge Principal Strategies backed parent to investment oriented or total-return style reinsurance firm Watford Re, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq. Watford Re has become a valuable component to Bermudian insurance and reinsurance firm Arch Capital's strategy to embrace read the full article →

Watford Re grows premiums again in Q2 2018, combined ratio nears 100

Watford Re, Bermudian specialist re/insurer Arch Capital and asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies third-party capital backed total-return reinsurance venture, continued its trend towards portfolio growth in the second-quarter, reporting another 15% jump in premiums underwritten. This follows a huge almost 40% increase in gross premiums underwritten in the first-quarter of the read the full article →

Watford Re exploring potential for IPO and listing

An initial public offering (IPO) could be on the cards for Watford Re, the third-party capital backed total-return reinsurance venture part-owned by Bermudian specialist re/insurer Arch Capital and asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies, as its parent holding company said it was evaluating options for a listing. Watford Re was launched back read the full article →

Watford Re starts 2018 with almost 40% jump in premiums written

Watford Re, the third-party capital backed total-return reinsurance venture part-owned by Bermudian specialist re/insurer Arch Capital and asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies, started off the year 2018 with a significant jump in premiums underwritten. Watford Re, which operates in a total-return style, seeking to be profitable on the underwriting side of read the full article →

Watford Re hit by H2 underwriting losses, worse investments in 2017

Watford Re, the third-party capital backed total-return reinsurance venture part-owned by Bermudian insurer and reinsurer Arch Capital, alongside asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies, suffered a significant rise in its loss ratio during the fourth-quarter of 2017. Arch reports that Watford Re recorded a loss ratio of 89.6% for Q4 2017, resulting read the full article →

Watford Re to enter Romanian insurance market

Watford Re, the investment-oriented, total return reinsurance joint venture run by Bermudian re/insurance group Arch Capital alongside asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies, is planning to expand its operations in Europe with a move into the  Romanian insurance market, according to a report. Watford Re started out as a total-return vehicle that took read the full article →