AXA Liabilities Managers (AXA LM) has agreed to acquire RenaissanceRe (UK) Limited (RRUKL), a company currently in run-off, from RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RenaissanceRe) (NYSE: RNR). The acquisition, which is expected to close later this year, is subject to regulatory approval and will be made through an investment vehicle managed by AXA LM.

Formerly known as Tokio Millennium Re (UK) Limited, the UK run-off business was acquired by RenaissanceRe as part of its purchase of Tokio Millennium Re in 2018.  RRUKL primarily wrote motor, casualty, political risk, engineering and marine treaty business until 2015, when it was placed into run-off.  Gross reserves as at 30 September 2019 were £160M.

Sylvain Villeroy du Galhau, CEO of AXA LM, said “I am delighted to announce that we reached an agreement with RenaissanceRe to acquire their UK run-off business. We are very pleased to continue our external development with this strategic acquisition. Once we have received the approval of the regulator, this 21st acquisition will foster our position as a leading provider of legacy solutions in the market.”

Aditya Dutt, Senior Vice President of RenaissanceRe, said “We are pleased to enter into an agreement to sell the UK run-off business to AXA LM, a leading manager of legacy businesses. Divestiture of this legacy portfolio to a high-quality owner allows us to continue focusing on our core business segments.”