CVC Capital Partners' Fund VII announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 90.01% of Ethniki Insurance ("Ethniki") from National Bank of Greece ("NBG").
The equivalent nominal consideration corresponding to 100% of Ethniki would be €505m, including an "earn-out" payment of up to €120m, which will be subject to meeting agreed upon performance targets for the bancassurance channel of NBG by 2026. The transaction includes a 15-year Bancassurance partnership.
The closing is subject to standard conditions precedent, the approval by the antitrust and regulatory authorities and the approval of an Extraordinary General Meeting of NBG shareholders.
CVC Capital Partners ("CVC") is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm with a network of 23 offices throughout Europe, Asia and the US. Since its founding in 1981, CVC has secured commitments in excess of US$160 billion from some of the world's leading institutional investors across its private equity and credit strategies. CVC currently manages approximately US$118 billion of assets. Funds managed or advised by CVC ("CVC Funds") are invested in over 90 companies worldwide, employing more than 450,000 people.
CVC has a dedicated Financial Services team and CVC Funds have extensive experience of investing in insurance through investments in Brit (UK), Fidelis (US), Domestic & General (UK), Pension Insurance Corporation (UK), April Group (France), Riverstone (UK) and others. CVC Funds have been approved by more than 15 financial regulators including BaFin (Germany), PRA (UK), FCA (UK), BMA (Bermuda), and FINMA (Switzerland).
CVC Funds are also one of the most active investors in Greece with a dedicated team in Athens which has invested more than €750m of equity since 2017, including in Hellenic Healthcare Group, e-Travel, Skroutz, D-Marin and Vivartia.
Deutsche Bank AG acted as sole financial adviser to CVC, Latham Watkins LLP and Bernitsas Law Firm as international and local external legal counsels and BCG as commercial advisor.