27 August 2014News

Fosun assesses Ironshore’s value at 1.25x net assets

Chinese corporation Fosun, which is set to take a 20 percent share in insurer Ironshore, has valued the company at 1.25x its net assets as of June 30.

Fosun said in a Hong Kong stock exchange filing that it was paying a total consideration of $463.8 million, plus 1.246 times 20 percent of the operating income.

Fosun said: “The group has been endeavouring determined efforts in establishing insurance as its core business and developing insurance as one of the key growth engines of the group. The group regards the development of the insurance business as a premium path in connecting the group’s investment capability to long-term high-quality capital. The acquisition will further expand the group’s insurance business and strengthen the group’s capability to access long-term high-quality capital.”