AM Best Places Credit Ratings of CCR RE Under Review With Developing Implications

AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#insurance–AM Best has placed under review with developing implications the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a” (Excellent) of CCR RE (France).

The Credit Ratings (ratings) have been placed under review with developing implications following the announcement by its parent, Caisse Centrale de Réassurance (CCR) on 8 February 2023, that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Societe Mutuelle d’Assurance du Batiment et des Travaux Publics (SMA-BTP) and MACSF to sell a majority stake in CCR RE.

Under the proposed transaction, CCR will sell approximately 70% of its interest in CCR RE. Following the close of the transaction, SMA-BTP and MACSF are expected to contribute an additional EUR 200 million to CCR RE’s capital base, reducing CCR’s stake in the company to approximately 25%. SMA-BTP is expected to be CCR RE’s majority shareholder when the transaction is completed. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the first half of 2023 and is subject to regulatory approvals and workers council consultations. The proposed transaction includes further mechanisms for SMA-BTP and MACSF to acquire CCR’s remaining interest in CCR RE in 2026.

The ratings are expected to remain under review until the transaction closes and AM Best has completed its evaluation of the impact of the new ownership structure on CCR RE’s credit rating fundamentals.

This press release relates to Credit Ratings that have been published on AM Best’s website. For all rating information relating to the release and pertinent disclosures, including details of the office responsible for issuing each of the individual ratings referenced in this release, please see AM Best’s Recent Rating Activity web page. For additional information regarding the use and limitations of Credit Rating opinions, please view Guide to Best’s Credit Ratings. For information on the proper use of Best’s Credit Ratings, Best’s Performance Assessments, Best’s Preliminary Credit Assessments and AM Best press releases, please view Guide to Proper Use of Best’s Ratings & Assessments.

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