American International Group (AIG) said that AIG Life & Retirement’s subsidiary AIG Life has wrapped up its previously agreed acquisition of Ellipse, a specialist group life, critical illness and income protection provider in the UK, from Munich Re.


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AIG believes Ellipse’s group protection expertise, alongside its technology-enabled business model, makes it a strong strategic fit with the existing AIG Life Limited operation in the UK.

AIG Life will now distribute both group and individual protection insurance products to UK consumers through financial intermediaries, employee benefits consultants and partnerships.

AIG Life & Retirement international CEO Adam Winslow said: “I am delighted that we have completed the acquisition of Ellipse, and I look forward to working together with our new colleagues to build a stronger combined presence in the UK individual and group risk protection markets.”

The transaction, the terms of which were not disclosed, closed following the receipt of required regulatory approval.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. Building on 100 years of experience, today AIG member companies provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement products, and other financial services to customers in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions.

These diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Source: Company Press Release