With the take-over of the Gerling companies, which stand with just as long a history as HDI itself for experience and tradition in the personal lines and industrial insurance, the Talanx Group achieved a further objective: to be a balanced, internationally operating group. The Group further strengthened its international line-up by purchasing or founding numerous companies abroad, e.g. the acquisition of the Turkish insurer Ihlas Sigorta A. S. in 2006 and the founding of Hannover ReTakaful, Bahrain.
Foundation of the Russian Strakhovaya Kompaniya "CiV Life" and the Turkish CIV Hayat Sigorta A. S. The Talanx's international bancassurance-co-operation arrangements clearly show that the Group has been able to export its successful bancassurance model to other countries.
Acquisition of the property/casualty insurer ISE in Chile which subsequently re-named HDI Seguros Generales.
Following a successful licensing process HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG is to write property/casualty insurance business with the Indian financing company Magma Fincorp, thereby substantially expanding the HDI-Gerling Global Network. HDI-Gerling is investing more than EUR 30 million in the joint venture, thus acquiring a 26 percent stake in the undertaking.