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Baloise strengthens its position in Luxembourg

Baloise Luxembourg is to purchase the Luxembourg business of the Belgian P&V Assurances insurance company. With this purchase, Baloise will increase the market share of its life and non-life businesses in Luxembourg to more than 10 per cent in each sector, thus significantly strengthening its position in the Luxembourg market.

"With this acquisition, Baloise is consolidating its position in the attractive Luxembourg market", commented Martin Strobel, CEO of the Baloise Group, who is delighted about the deal.

"It also means that we can benefit from synergy effects. For example, we shall be taking over a newly developed IT platform for the non-life business, as well as a strong distribution network", added Romain Braas, CEO of Bâloise Luxembourg.

More than 10 per cent in life and non-life business

P&V Assurances operates under the Vivium Assurances brand in Luxembourg's non-life and life sectors with a staff of about 100. In 2012, it generated a premium volume of EUR 26 million (non-life) and EUR 14 million (life). With this acquisition, Baloise is increasing its market share in Luxembourg to more than 10 per cent in both the life and non-life sector. The transaction is subject to the approval of the supervisory authorities and is expected to be completed in the first half of 2014.

Baloise Group, dont le siège se situe à Bâle, en Suisse, est un fournisseur européen de solutions d’assurances et de prévoyance. Il se différencie par son positionnement basé sur le «Monde de sécurité», une combinaison entre assurance et prévention intelligente. En Suisse, il est un prestataire de services financiers ciblés, alliant l’assurance à la banque. Baloise Group est également présent sur les marchés allemand, autrichien, belge, luxembourgeois, liechtensteinois, croate et serbe. Le réseau de distribution englobe une organisation de vente propre à l’entreprise, des courtiers et d’autres partenaires. Depuis son centre de compétence au Luxembourg, Baloise Group offre des produits de prévoyance innovants aux clients privés à l’échelle européenne.

L’action de la Bâloise Holding SA est cotée dans le segment principal de la SIX Swiss Exchange. Baloise Group emploie quelque 8800 collaborateurs.