HAMILTON, Bermuda, March 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ: ESGR) (“Enstar”) and Stone Point Capital LLC (“Stone Point”) have today completed the previously announced sale of StarStone Underwriting Limited (“SUL”), the Lloyd’s managing agency, and its managed Lloyd’s syndicate, 1301, to Inigo Limited (“Inigo”), a new specialty re/insurance holding company.
Enstar, Stone Point and Dowling Funds received $30 million of consideration from the sale of SUL in the form of Inigo shares upon closing. In addition, Enstar and Stone Point have committed to invest up to $27 million and $18 million, respectively, in Inigo, giving them 5.4% and 3.6% equity ownership of the new business, respectively.
Enstar and Stone Point have retained the liabilities of Syndicate 1301’s 2020 and prior underwriting years of account. Ultimately these years of account will be transferred through reinsurance to close into Enstar’s legacy Syndicate 2008.
Enstar is a NASDAQ-listed leading global insurance group that offers innovative capital release solutions through its network of group companies in Bermuda, the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, and other international locations. A market leader in completing legacy acquisitions, Enstar has acquired over 100 companies and portfolios since its formation in 2001. For further information about Enstar, see www.enstargroup.com.
About Stone Point
Stone Point Capital LLC is a financial services-focused private equity firm. The firm has raised and managed eight private equity funds – the Trident Funds – with aggregate committed capital of more than $25 billion. Stone Point targets investments in companies in the global financial services industry and related sectors. For further information about Stone Point, please visit www.stonepoint.com.
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