American Financial Group, Inc. MassMutual | May 31, 2021
Massachusetts Mutual life insurance Company announced today the completion of the previously announced acquisition of American Financial Group, Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Great American life insurance company, and other subsidiaries and affiliated entities, for a purchase price of approximately $3.5 billion.
“We are excited to welcome Great American Life to MassMutual and to assist build on its outstanding leadership position in the annuity market,” said Roger Crandall, Chairman, President, and CEO, MassMutual. “This acquisition immediately broadens our product offerings, further diversifies our distribution capabilities and generates additional earnings – enabling us to assist even more people in securing their future and protecting the ones they love.”
The acquisition includes Great American Life and its two insurance subsidiaries, Annuity Investors life insurance Company and Manhattan National life insurance Company, as well as a broker-dealer affiliate, Great American Advisors, Inc., an insurance distributor, AAG Insurance Agency, Inc. With the completion of this acquisition, MassMutual, is among the top five individual annuity writers in the U.S.1.
Great American Life will operate as an independent subsidiary of MassMutual led by its current president, Mark Muething, who will report to Mike Fanning, head of MassMutual U.S. Its more than 600 employees will continue to support the business and remain headquartered in Cincinnati.
“Today marks a new beginning for great American Life as we join MassMutual to make an even greater impact serving the millions of Americans who need our help in building financial security,” said Mark Muething, President and Chief Operating Officer of Great American Life. “This transaction strengthens our position as a leading U.S. annuity company, enhances our ability to deliver compelling solutions for our policyholders and distribution partners, and positions us for future growth with a company that’s committed to our success.”
Fanning, who will oversee the great American Life business, added, “Our goal is to ensure a seamless transition for great American Life’s employees, clients, and partners. we look forward to working together with Great American Life to reach more customers in need of lifetime income solutions and deliver ongoing value to our policy owners and customers.”
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP served as legal counsel to MassMutual. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL served as legal counsel to AFG.
MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that benefits its members and participating policy owners. Founded in 1851, the company has been continually guided by one consistent purpose: we help people secure their future and protect their loved ones. With a focus on delivering long-term value, MassMutual offers a wide range of protection, accumulation, wealth management, and retirement products and services. For more information, visit massmutual.com.
About American Financial Group, Inc.
American Financial Group is an insurance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Through Great American Insurance Group operations, AFG is engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialized commercial products for businesses. Great American Insurance Group’s roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship company, Great American insurance company.
Guardian | September 02, 2021
Noyo, the leading API platform powering the age of connected insurance, today announced an expansion of its partnership with The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian Life). With the integration of Noyo’s API solution for fast, accurate data exchange, Guardian will scale its ability to seamlessly connect with key benefits administration platforms across the industry.
More employers than ever are looking to move away from manual paper processes and migrate toward digitizing their core benefits processes. According to Guardian’s Workplace Benefits Study “Digital Overdrive”, the desire for digital innovation is clear: one out of three employers would recommend switching to a carrier that offers real-time connectivity that can take employee experiences to the next level. Noyo meets that need with an end-to-end infrastructure solution that includes flexible, powerful APIs for immediate, secure data exchange, complete with round-trip confirmation protocols and unparalleled auditing capabilities that identify and prevent errors before they occur. Through their partnership with Noyo, Guardian will increase the scale of benefits administration platforms with which it offers integrations, ultimately allowing customers to reduce errors, simplify complex processes, and save time.
“Guardian Life is committed to delivering improved insurance experiences and solving critical pain points within the benefits administration process for brokers, employers and employees,” said Erin Casey, Second Vice President, Digital Partner Solutions at Guardian Life. “We’re delighted to grow our relationship with Noyo, which will allow us to connect with more benefits administration platforms in order to drive meaningful improvement to the overall digital experience for Guardian Life's customers.”
Through connections to benefits administration platforms across the industry, Guardian Life offers plan setup, eligibility updates, EOI application, and access to provider directories – all in real time.
“Guardian’s continued investment in innovative, technology-driven solutions reflects their commitment to providing modern benefits experiences for everyone,” said Shannon Goggin, CEO and co-founder of Noyo. “We are proud to partner with Guardian in delivering modern, intelligent benefits experiences at any scale.”
Noyo is the leading API platform powering the age of connected insurance. Founded by leaders in insurtech and API technology, Noyo is the connections gateway that enables modern, intelligent benefits experiences. Noyo’s complete, integrated infrastructure solution connects health insurance carriers, benefits platforms, and a growing ecosystem of innovators through a new industry standard for fast, accurate, and secure real-time data exchange. To learn more about Noyo's industry-leading platform that helps partners stay nimble and lead the next generation of insurance innovation.
Every day, Guardian provides Americans the security they deserve through our insurance and wealth management products and services. Since our founding in 1860, our long-term view has helped our customers prepare for whatever life brings whether starting a family, planning for the future or taking care of employees. Today, we're a Fortune 250 mutual company and a leading provider of life, disability, dental, and other benefits for individuals, at the workplace and through government sponsored programs. The Guardian community of over 9,000 employees and our network of over 2,500 financial representatives is committed to serving with expertise when, where and how our clients need us. Our commitments rest on a strong financial foundation, which at year-end 2019 included $9.3 billion in capital and $1.7 billion in operating income.
Cision PR Newswire | September 21, 2020
Thoma Bravo, L.P, a leading private equity firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Majesco, a global leader of cloud insurance software solutions for insurance business transformation. As previously announced on August 8, 2020, under the terms of an amended and restated definitive merger agreement, Thoma Bravo agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Majesco common stock for $16.00 per share in cash.
In conjunction with the closing, Majesco's common stock will cease trading before the market opens on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 and the Company will no longer be listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Majesco will operate as a privately-held company.