Jubilee Holdings is on course to pocket a total of Ksh270 million ($2.26 million) from the sale of a 54.15-percent stake in its Mauritian subsidiary Jubilee Insurance Company of Mauritius Limited to Allianz SE.
Alliansz SE is a German multinational financial services company headquartered in Munich.
The transaction is the fifth to be concluded under a 2020 agreement in which Allianz began the process of purchasing majority stakes in Jubilee’s general insurance units in five countries, including Mauritius.
“We expect to close the Mauritius transaction in September… For Jubilee, the total consideration is Sh270 million,” Nizar Juma, chairman of Jubilee Holdings, said, setting the timeline for the $2.26-million deal with the German multinational insurer.
Jubilee Holdings is a Kenyan investment holding company with active operations and investments in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and Mauritius. It owns 88.15 percent of Jubilee Insurance Company of Mauritius Limited.
Shah Karim al-Husayni, also known as Aga Khan IV, is best known for founding Nation Media Group, Africa’s largest independent media organization. Through the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, he owns 37.98 percent of Jubilee Holdings and 11.85 percent of its Mauritian subsidiary.
According to BusinessDaily, Allianz will purchase additional shares from Aga Khan IV, who will sell his 11.85-percent stake in the Mauritian subsidiary as part of the deal.
With the deal expected to close next month, Jubilee Holdings will see its ownership interest drop to 34 percent as part of its partial divestiture in its general insurance businesses, which follows the sale of similar assets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi.
Over two months ago, Jubilee received Ksh1.4 billion ($11.7 million) from the sale of a majority stake in its Tanzanian general insurance business to Allianz.