NORTHBROOK, Sick.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Allstate Company (NYSE: ALL) has agreed to promote Allstate Life Insurance coverage Firm (ALIC) to entities managed by Blackstone for $2.8 billion. ALIC holds roughly 80% (or $23 billion) of Allstate’s life and annuity reserves and generated internet revenue of $467 million in 2019 and a internet lack of $23 million within the first 9 months of 2020. The transaction is topic to regulatory approval with an anticipated closing within the second half of 2021.
“Allstate is deploying capital out of decrease progress and return companies whereas persevering with to execute our technique to develop market share in private property-liability and broaden safety options for patrons,” stated Tom Wilson, Chair, President and CEO. “Prospects will probably be protected utilizing non-proprietary life insurance coverage merchandise, as is presently carried out for annuities. Deployable capital will enhance, and the transaction additionally offers elevated transparency to the industry-leading returns of our core safety companies,” concluded Wilson.
Gilles Dellaert, World Head of Blackstone Insurance coverage Options, stated, “We’re happy to enter into this transaction as Blackstone continues rising its insurance coverage enterprise. We imagine our workforce’s in depth expertise within the insurance coverage sector and world-class asset origination capabilities will ship important advantages to policyholders and traders over the long run.”
Allstate will promote ALIC and sure subsidiaries, excluding Allstate Life Insurance coverage Firm of New York (ALNY), to entities managed by Blackstone for $2.8 billion, together with a pre-closing dividend from ALIC of as much as $400 million. All statutory earnings from March 31, 2020, to closing, will probably be retained by Allstate. The transaction will scale back Allstate’s GAAP reserves by $23 billion. Blackstone will enter into an asset administration settlement for ALIC’s $28 billion of investments.
Allstate will retain possession of ALNY, which has $5 billion of GAAP reserves and is pursuing options to promote or in any other case switch danger to a 3rd social gathering.
“Allstate has been surgically deploying capital out of spread-based merchandise with life and annuity liabilities declining to $5 billion after the closing of this transaction,” stated Mario Rizzo, Allstate Chief Monetary Officer. “The funding portfolio will decline by roughly $28 billion to $63 billion. A monetary ebook lack of roughly $3.1 billion will probably be recorded within the first quarter of 2021 given the decrease returns on fairness for the annuity companies. Adjusted Internet Earnings Return on Fairness will enhance by roughly 1 proportion level,” concluded Rizzo.
Menes Chee, a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone, stated, “We’re excited to have raised long-term capital to put money into the enterprise. Allstate’s workforce has created a robust ebook of enterprise and we look ahead to serving to proceed to supply distinctive service to policyholders transferring ahead.”
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Ardea Companions LP and Lazard acted as monetary advisers and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP was the authorized adviser to Allstate. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Credit score Suisse Securities (USA) LLC acted as monetary advisers and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP was authorized adviser to Blackstone.
Allstate will conduct a teleconference and webcast at 7:30 a.m. Central Time on Wednesday, Jan. 27, to debate the transaction. The investor webcast may be accessed at www.allstateinvestors.com. A replay and downloadable audio file will probably be posted on the corporate’s web site shortly after the occasion ends.
The Allstate Company (NYSE: ALL) protects folks from life’s uncertainties with a wide selection of safety for autos, properties, digital units and identification theft with greater than 172 million insurance policies in power. Merchandise can be found by way of a broad distribution community together with Allstate brokers, unbiased brokers, main retailers, on-line and on the office. Allstate is broadly recognized for the slogan “You’re in Good Palms with Allstate.”
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