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Allianz Group completes acquisition of Ensure Insurance in Nigeria

19 July 2018 Allianz

* From July 18, 2018 Ensure Insurance plc becomes part of the Allianz Group and operates as Ensure – a company of Allianz.
* This transaction is a major milestone for Allianz’s long-term growth strategy in Africa.
* The company aspires to become an insurer of choice in the fast-growing Nigerian market.

 Allianz Group announced today the completion of the acquisition of 99.03 percent of the shares in Nigerian insurer Ensure Insurance plc from its core shareholder Greenoaks Global Holdings Ltd. (GGH). Ensure Insurance plc offers life and non-life insurance services and generated 18.2 million euros in gross premiums written in 2017.

The company will operate in Nigeria as Ensure – a company of Allianz.

Allianz Group views Nigeria as a high-potential market in Africa with a strong regulatory environment and promising demographics.
“We are pleased to enter this fast-growing market through the acquisition of a solid financial player with strong local expertise. This new step of development will allow us to leverage the strength of the Allianz Group and the expertise of the Nigerian team to provide high quality products and services to Nigerian customers in both personal and commercial lines,” said Coenraad Vrolijk, Regional CEO of Allianz Africa.

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