WM To Acquire 50% Stake In DavidShield

October 4, 2017

White Mountains Insurance Group has entered into an agreement to acquire a 50% equity stake in DavidShield, its joint venture partner in PassportCard, and a leading provider of expatriate medical and other accident and health insurance coverages.

Following closing of the transaction, White Mountains and Alon Ketzef, the founder of both DavidShield and PassportCard, will be 50/50 partners in both businesses. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

DavidShield is the leading provider of expatriate medical insurance to individuals and corporations in Israel. Like PassportCard, DavidShield’s proprietary technology and delivery systems allow its customers to access healthcare coverage across the globe, without paying any out-of-pocket expenses or submitting claims forms.

Teresa Chia, Managing Director of White Mountains Capital, said: “We are pleased to expand our existing relationship with Alon Ketzef and DavidShield. We have witnessed firsthand the tremendous response that customers have to the PassportCard and DavidShield experience. We look forward to working with Alon to grow these businesses into global leaders in the accident and health market.”

Alon Ketzef, founder and CEO of DavidShield, said: “White Mountains shares our vision to revolutionize the travel and expatriate medical insurance experience around the world through innovations in technology and service. Their investment is a validation of the tremendous opportunities we see ahead.”

The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

White Mountains is a Bermuda-domiciled financial services holding company traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Bermuda Stock Exchange under the symbol WTM.

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