Alleghany shareholders approve $11.6bn merger with Berkshire Hathaway


Alleghany has acquired shareholder approval for its takeover by billionaire investor Warren Buffett-backed Berkshire Hathaway. 

Berkshire Hathaway agreed to amass Alleghany in an all-cash transaction valued at round $11.6bn in March this yr.

As per the settlement, Berkshire Hathaway will purchase all excellent shares of Alleghany for $848.02 apiece.

Through the particular shareholder assembly, round 84% of Alleghany’s excellent frequent shares, and over 98% of the votes forged, voted in favour of the merger proposal, the agency stated.

Alleghany, which relies in New York, provides property and casualty insurance coverage and reinsurance companies through its working subsidiaries. 

Its subsidiaries embody Transatlantic Holdings, RSUI Group, and CapSpecialty.

Transatlantic provides reinsurance companies throughout the globe, RSUI Group is engaged in underwriting wholesale speciality insurance coverage insurance policies and CapSpecialty is concentrated on underwriting speciality casualty and surety insurance coverage coverages.

Alleghany president and CEO Joseph Brandon stated: “We're happy our stockholders have overwhelmingly voted to assist this compelling transaction, which delivers vital worth to them. 

“Alleghany seems ahead to additional constructing on its success as a part of Berkshire Hathaway.”

The multi-billion-dollar deal is but to obtain regulatory approval and is topic to customary closing circumstances. 

Upon the deal completion, which is anticipated to occur within the fourth quarter of 2022, Alleghany will function as an impartial subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.

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