Arch Capital Closes Acquisition Of Watford

July 4, 2021

Arch Capital Group Ltd. along with investment partners Kelso & Company and Warburg Pincus, announced the completion of the previously disclosed acquisition of Watford Holdings Ltd.

The company said, “Watford and Arch originally announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement on Nov. 2, 2020, through an affiliated entity of which Arch owns approximately 40%, and funds managed by Kelso and Warburg Pincus each own approximately 30%.”

“We are excited to complete this transaction, which will now allow our partners and Arch to move forward with the next chapter for Watford,” said Maamoun Rajeh, Chairman and CEO of Arch Worldwide Reinsurance Group.

“We believe that the market conditions are ideal for us to develop the franchise and execute a strategy for Watford’s long-term success. I want to thank the teams on all sides for their dedication to successfully completing this transaction.”

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