By Adria Calatayud


AXA has agreed to buy Laya Healthcare from AIG subsidiary Corebridge Financial for 650 million euros ($711 million), in a deal that seeks to strengthen its European health-insurance operations.

The French insurer said Thursday that Laya generates EUR800 million in premiums a year and serves around 700,000 policyholders. Laya focuses on the Irish health market and will complement AXA's presence there in the property-and-casualty market, it said.

AXA said the acquisition further diversifies the company and will contribute to digitization. The deal will result in a reduction of the group's solvency II ratio--a measure of financial strength--of three percentage points, it said.

The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of the year, subject to customary closing conditions, AXA said.


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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

August 03, 2023 01:26 ET (05:26 GMT)

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