Hartford, CT – The Hartford’s acquisition of The Navigators Group, Inc., a global specialty underwriter, became effective last week for $70 a share, for a total price of $2.2 billion in cash, including expenses.
“Today, we welcome more than 800 Navigators employees across the globe to The Hartford,” said The Hartford’s President Doug Elliot. “Our combined capabilities and shared commitment to underwriting excellence enable The Hartford to offer a more diversified array of products through a broader distribution network, with an expanded geographic reach.”
As announced in February, The Hartford’s former Specialty Commercial and Middle Market businesses, along with Navigators operations, are now aligned around two new market-facing businesses – Middle & Large Commercial and Global Specialty.
Middle & Large Commercial will focus on delivering workers’ compensation, general liability, auto liability, property insurance, and umbrella to midsize and large businesses through retail agents and brokers. Global Specialty will provide a comprehensive selection of specialty products through retail and wholesale channels. Together, these businesses will enable distribution partners to provide the specialized solutions they need to help their clients manage risks.
The combined property and casualty business, both in the U.S. and internationally, will be marketed under The Hartford brand. Reinsurance and U.S. wholesale businesses will be marketed as “Navigators, a brand of The Hartford”. The company will transition to the new branding convention over time.
Source: The Hartford