Argo Group Announces Closing Of Ariel Re Sale

November 25, 2020

Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. today [Nov 25] announced the closing of the sale of Ariel Re to Pelican Ventures and J.C. Flowers & Co.

“This is an important milestone for Argo Group as we simplify our operations – primarily as a U.S.-focused specialty insurer,” said Chief Executive Officer Kevin J. Rehnberg.

“We are pleased to complete this transaction and appreciate the time and attention provided by Pelican Ventures and J.C. Flowers & Co., as well as the collaboration with our regulators.”

The company said, “Under the terms of the agreement, Argo received $30 million at closing. As previously disclosed, Pelican Ventures and affiliates will capitalize the 2021 year of account, and Argo will maintain responsibility for all years 2020 and prior. The transaction will be reported in Argo Group’s fourth quarter 2020 financial results, and the impact to GAAP book value will not be material.”

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