Swiss Re buys stake in Vietnamese firm

The global reinsurance company spends $79 million to acquire 25% of VinaRe, forging a technical alliance with Vietnam's only reinsurance firm.

Swiss Re will buy a 25% stake in Vietnamese reinsurance provider, Vietnam National Reinsurance Corporation VinaRe, for Vnd1.3 trillion $79 million.

VinaRe will issue Swiss Re 16.8 million new shares at a price of Vnd75,000 per share. The price represents a premium to the Vnd62,000 that VinaRe traded at yesterday but is close to the high that the shares have traded at over the past 12 months.

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