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Talanx takes over Inversiones Magallanes in Chile

  • After a public tender offer, Talanx holds more than 99 percent of the shares in Inversiones Magallanes
  • Chairman of the Talanx Board of Management Herbert K. Haas welcomes new employees to the Talanx Group
  • Talanx becomes one of the leading composite insurers in Chile as a result of the acquisition​​​​​​​​​​

The Talanx Group takes over the Chilean insurance group Inversiones Magallanes. After a public tender offer to the owners of the company, Talanx holds more than 99 percent of the shares in Magallanes. Altogether, Talanx paid the equivalent of around EUR 180 million for the takeover.

“Our Group would already like to give a very warm welcome to the employees of Inversiones Magallanes,” commented Herbert K. Haas, Chairman of the Board of Management of Talanx AG. Torsten Leue, Board Member of Talanx AG responsible for International Retail and Chairman of the Management Board of Talanx International AG, added: “We are looking forward to very successful cooperation with our new colleagues. Together we will ensure that the customers of Inversiones Magallanes continue to receive the outstanding insurance services which they have been used to.”

The acquisition still has to be approved by the Chilean Supervisory Authority. This takeover will help Talanx to continue enhancing its presence in the strategic target region of Latin America. The Group is already represented in Chilean retail and corporate business with the HDI brand. This acquisition will also make Talanx one of the leading insurers in Chile. Based on the premium volume of the two companies in 2013, Talanx will move up the ranking to fifth place in Chilean composite business and will take the number two position in motor business.


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