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March 15, 2018

Elliott and Wand Partners to acquire Prosperity Life Insurance

An investor group lead by hedge fund manager Elliott Management and insurance-focused private investment firm Wand Partners have signed an agreement with Reservoir Capital Group, and Black Diamond Capital Partners to acquire Prosperity Life Insurance Group.

The investor group, which also includes Prosperity current CEO Anurag Chandra, aims to focus on US insurance market through the acquisition of Prosperity Life.

Through its member companies, Shenandoah Life Insurance Company and SBLI USA Life Insurance Company, and S.USA Life Insurance Company, Prosperity offers protection, supplemental and asset accumulation products.

Upon completion of transaction, Prosperity will continue to maintain its current management, strategy, distribution and staff.

Chandra said: “This transaction is a testament to the exceptional strategic and financial transformation that the company has achieved under the leadership of Prosperity’s board of directors and management team.

“As the Company seeks to build on its strong momentum and further accelerate the implementation of its organic and inorganic growth strategy, this ownership transition to another experienced investor group with a long-term investment horizon and significant financial resources will serve as a key source of competitive advantage.”

Elliott partner and co-CEO Jonathan Pollock said: “Elliott and Wand have partnered on insurance investments since 2009 and have a successful track record of supporting incumbent management teams with access to significant capital resources to strengthen the financial profile of the businesses and accelerate their growth. We look forward to building on Prosperity’s sound platform for stability and growth.”

Subject to receipt of customary regulatory approvals, the transaction is slated to be concluded during the third quarter of 2018.

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