Business news from Ukraine


18 February , 2019  

Canada’s Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited Group LTD (FFHL Group LTD) acquired 99.98% of the equity capital of the insurance company (IC) AXA Insurance (Kyiv) for $16.24 million. Some 26,193,416 shares with a nominal value of UAH 10 each were purchased at a price of $0.62 (UAH 16.55) per share at the official forex rate of the National Bank of Ukraine, the insurer said in an official statement.
Before FFHL Group LTD took possession of the dominant controlling stake, the company and its affiliates were not owners, they did not directly or indirectly own the shares of IC AXA Insurance.
As reported, AXA Group (France) successfully completed a deal with Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited to sell its subsidiaries in Ukraine, Private Joint Stock Company (PrJSC) Insurance Company AXA Insurance and Additional Liability Company (ALC) Insurance Company AXA Life Insurance (both are based in Kyiv).
IC AXA Insurance has been in the Ukrainian insurance market since 2007. The company has more than 780 employees and 1,220 agents throughout Ukraine. At the end of last year, the company collected UAH 1.9 billion in insurance premiums, which was 13% up on 2017.
AXA Life Insurance was registered in July 2013. Its premiums at the end of last year amounted to UAH 93 million, which was 57% up on 2017.
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, headquartered in Toronto (Canada), has been engaged in insurance, reinsurance and investment management since 1985.