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27 June 2022
Compre issues subordinated debt to support growth ambitions
Compre, the international specialist legacy group, today announces that it has raised c.$200m equivalent of subordinated Tier 2 debt in two tranches from a group of institutional investors.
Tranche one consists of US Dollar-denominated fixed rate notes of $160m, and the second tranche consists of Euro-denominated floating rate notes of €37.5m (c.$40m). The investors in the notes are specialist international investment funds. Compre was supported in the issuances by Goldman Sachs International as Sole Lead Manager.
The net proceeds of the issue of the notes will be used by Compre for its general corporate purposes, including the refinancing of existing senior indebtedness. This transaction will support Compre’s growth ambitions following a highly successful 2021 in which it acquired approximately £400m of new business including its largest transaction to date with SiriusPoint, while also further optimising the group’s regulatory capital structure.
Ian Patrick, group chief financial officer of Compre who led the issue, said: “Compre is extremely proud to have completed this debt raise, which was a considerable achievement given the current economic environment. I would like to thank all of our investors, advisers and our team who helped to deliver this, which, in turn, will enable Compre to deliver further growth and fully capitalise on our potential.”
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For further information please contact:
David Haggie / Richard Adams / Olivia Thomson, Haggie Partners
+44 20 7562 4444
Compre is a leading legacy specialist with over 30 years of experience in the acquisition and management of discontinued and legacy non-life insurance and reinsurance business. Compre has experience of acquiring most classes of direct and reinsurance business, including general liability, marine and motor liability, and US APH. Compre has operations in Bermuda, Finland, Germany, Malta, Switzerland, UK, USA, and at Lloyd’s.
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The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act“), or with any securities regulatory authority of any state in of the United States or other jurisdiction and the Notes may not be offered, sold, pledged or otherwise transferred within the United States, except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state or local securities laws.
Neither this announcement nor the offering memoranda prepared in respect of the Notes constitutes a prospectus for the purposes of Part VI of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 or that Regulation as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (“EUWA”), and no such prospectus has been or will be prepared.
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