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13 December 2019 / news

Honoured to have contributed to Dutch M&A Deal 2019

We are honoured to have contributed to the transaction that was voted the M&A Deal of the Year 2019 during the yearly Dutch M&A Awards Gala on 12 December 2019.

Loyens & Loeff advises VIVAT N.V. on the transaction whereby Chinese insurance company Anbang Group Holdings Co., Ltd. (‘Anbang’) has sold all of its shares in VIVAT N.V. to Athora Holding Ltd.(‘Athora’). In a back-to-back transaction, VIVAT Schadeverzekeringen N.V., the non-life insurances business, has been on-sold to NN Group N.V. for 416 million euro, whereby Athora (based in Bermuda) retains the life insurance business of VIVAT N.V, as well as Actiam, its asset manager, and Zwitserleven, its pension insurance business. The transaction was signed on 7th June 2019 and closing is subject to conditions precedent, among which anti-trust and regulatory clearances as well as works council consultation.

Our team is being led by corporate M&A partner Ewout Stumphius and further comprises a range of specialists among whom Klaas Wiersma, Herman Kaemingk, Kitty Lieverse, Martijn Schoonewille, Marieke Kolsters, Bastiaan Cornelisse, Wilfred Groen, Anne Brugmans, Raphael Donkersloot, Pieter Schoenmakers, Joanne Zaaijer, Victor van Nuland, Youssef el Harchaoui, Pjotr Heemskerk and various others.

We are grateful for the opportunity to advise our client VIVAT N.V. on this transaction, which has material impact on the company and on all of its stakeholders, among which some 2,2 million policy holders, the employees of VIVAT N.V., its distribution partners, its bondholders and the regulators.

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