Affiliates of Stone Point Capital to Partner in Torus, Atrium and Arden Acquisitions
Enstar Announces Amended Revolving Credit Facility
HAMILTON, Bermuda, July 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enstar Group Limited ("Enstar") (Nasdaq:ESGR) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire global specialty insurer Torus Insurance Holdings Limited ("Torus"). Torus is the holding company of six wholly owned insurance vehicles, including one Lloyd's syndicate. The total consideration for the transaction is $692 million.Enstar will issue approximately 1,901,000 ordinary voting shares and approximately 711,000 newly created non-voting preferred shares having an aggregate value of approximately $346 million to partially fund the purchase price. Enstar will also contribute approximately $69 million in cash towards the purchase price, with affiliates of Stone Point Capital LLC ("Stone Point") funding the remaining approximately $277 million through an equity co-investment. Following the closing of the transaction, Enstar will own 60% of Torus and Stone Point will own 40%. Private equity firms First Reserve and Corsair Capital, Torus' largest shareholders, will receive both Enstar shares and cash consideration in the transaction, with the remaining Torus shareholders receiving all cash. Following the closing of the transaction, affiliates of First Reserve, who will receive a mix of voting shares and all of the non-voting preferred shares being issued by Enstar in the transaction, will own an approximately 11.5% economic interest in Enstar, and Enstar will nominate one designee of First Reserve to Enstar's Board of Directors. Completion of the transaction is conditioned on, among other things, governmental and regulatory approvals and satisfaction of various customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the year. Enstar also announced today that affiliates of Stone Point have committed to provide up to $106 million of equity capital towards Enstar's previously announced acquisitions of Atrium Underwriting Group and Arden Reinsurance Company. Assuming both of those transactions are consummated, Enstar would own 60% of those companies and Stone Point would own 40%.