Linklaters advises Anbang Insurance Group on the sale of Fidea NV to Baloise

Linklaters has advised as The Baloise Group entered into a definitive agreement with Anbang Insurance Group (Anbang) under which the Basel headquartered company, will acquire the Belgian multi-sector insurer Fidea NV from the Chinese group for €480 million.

The transaction has yet to be approved by the relevant competition and regulatory authorities and is expected to be completed during the second half of this year.

Arnaud Coibion, Corporate partner at Linklaters, said “This matter reinforces Linklaters’ go-to firm status in Belgium for complex M&A in highly regulated industries, including the insurance sector where the firm has advised on all major transactions in the last years.

He adds “Having several Mandarin speaking specialists in our team also means that we are particularly well equipped to advise both Chinese investors and clients doing business in China.

The Linklaters team advising Anbang on the transaction was led by Corporate partner Arnaud Coibion and managing associate Li-Yu Tu. The team also included lawyers from Finance, Competition, Employment, TMT/IP and Real Estate practices.