This acquisition is part of Generali's strategy to strengthen its distribution through agents and to consolidate its position in the professionals' market by acquiring a specific network of independent health professionals.
Philippe Donnet, Generali Group CEO said: "The success of this acquisition strengthens our presence in France, one of our most important markets. This transaction is in line with our 'Lifetime Partner 24: Driving Growth' strategic plan and allows us to reinforce our position in the Health, Personal Protection and Property & Casualty segments while extending our Lifetime Partner ambition to new customers. This acquisition also demonstrates our ability to identify external growth opportunities in the key markets where we would like to expand."
Jean-Laurent Granier, Country Manager France & Europ Assistance said: "The inclusion of La Medicale in our scope of activity strengthens our positioning as a multi-specialist insurer and the key role we want to give to tied agents in our distribution model. We are going to enrich our know-how by strengthening our relationship with independent healthcare professionals. In this way, we will become the Lifetime Partner to 300,000 new customers by providing them with an enhanced range of insurance and service solutions. I would like to welcome the teams and agents of La Medicale. They will find new and fulfilling opportunities with us."
Mediobanca Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A. and Zaoui & Co. Ltd acted as financial advisors to Generali for the transaction and Herbert Smith Freehills Paris LLP as legal advisor.