Premia forms reinsurance sidecar
Insurance and reinsurance group Premia Holdings Ltd, which has operations in Bermuda, has formed Elevation Re (SPC) Ltd, a sidecar vehicle which will provide collateralised reinsurance support for Premia’s activities in the global P&C run-off market.
The company said the arrangement enables it to support run-off reinsurance opportunities with additional capacity and allows investors in Elevation Re to participate alongside Premia in “the rapidly-expanding P&C run-off market through a unique and innovative structure”.
Elevation Re, a newly formed segregated portfolio company that has been licensed by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, has raised over $265 million in initial commitments from third-party institutional investors.
Bill O’Farrell, chief executive officer of Premia, said: “I am very pleased that leading institutional investors quickly grasped that the outstanding team we have assembled, coupled with the track record we have achieved over the last four years, makes Elevation Re a compelling investment opportunity. This transaction brings our total managed capital to over $900 million and we look forward to deploying this capacity into thoughtful solutions for our clients.”
TigerRisk Capital Markets & Advisory acted as exclusive structuring and placement agent on the transaction. Sidley Austin LLP and Conyers Dill & Pearman acted as deal counsel and Mayer Brown LLP acted as legal counsel for the investors.