Aviva sells its Turkish General Insurance business

Article date: 25 March 2014

Aviva plc (“Aviva”) today announces the sale of its Turkish general insurance business Aviva Sigorta A.Ş, to a private equity consortium led by EMF Capital Partners (“EMF”). This agreement is part of Aviva’s strategy to narrow the group's focus on businesses where it has a leadership position and can generate attractive returns.

Aviva’s life and pensions business in Turkey, AvivaSA, is unaffected by this transaction. AvivaSA is a key growth business for the group, one of Aviva’s future cash generators and a leading life and pensions provider in Turkey.

The sale is subject to relevant regulatory approval and is expected to complete in the first half of 2014.

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Notes to editors:

About the transaction

  • EMF New Europe Insurance Fund will be the majority shareholder of Aviva Sigorta, with FMO and KfW DEG each acquiring an equal, minority stake.

About Aviva

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About EMF, DEG, FMO

  • EMF Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on the financial services industry in emerging markets. EMF is based in London with a local presence in Istanbul and Moscow. Its UK subsidiary, EMF Capital (UK) Limited, is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
  • The EMF New Europe Insurance Fund, sponsored by EMF Capital Partners, was established to pursue investment opportunities in the insurance and insurance related sectors in non-EU Eastern Europe.
  • DEG, a subsidiary of KfW, is one of the largest European development finance institutions. For more than 50 years, DEG has been financing and structuring the investments of private companies in developing and emerging market countries.  DEG has been active in Turkey since 1967. Its current portfolio comprises of around 300 million euros for more than 20 projects, including investments in the manufacturing industry, infrastructure, the finance sector and services.
  • FMO supports sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in ambitious entrepreneurs. FMO focuses on three sectors that have high development impact: financial institutions, energy, and agribusiness, food & water. With an investment portfolio of $6.3 billion, FMO is one of the largest European bilateral private sector development banks. FMO has been investing in Turkey since 2006 and currently has an investment portfolio of $ 256.1m.

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