Generali buys 25% stake in Indian insurance JV from embattled Future Group
The transaction valued $165.21m.
Debt-saddled Future Group has sold its 25% stake in Future Generali India Insurance Company to its joint venture partner Generali, turning the latter into a majority stakeholder.
The transaction was valued at around $165.21m. Future Group subsidiary, Future Enterprise will continue to hold 24.91% of the insurance business, both directly and indirectly.
According to the structure of the deal, Generali will have an option to buy out Future Enterprises’ remaining stakes in Future Generali India Company either ‘directly or through a nominee” at an agreed valuation, subject to regulatory approvals.
Last April, Future Enterprises defaulted on its $380m loans to various creditors, with long and short-term debts totaling over $870m.