SALAMA to acquire Dubai Islamic Insurance & Reinsurance Company

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Islamic Arab Insurance Company, listed as “SALAMA“ on Dubai Financial Market (DFM), has revealed plans to acquire the insurance portfolio of Dubai Islamic Insurance and Reinsurance Company (AMAN) which includes its motor, medical, non-motor and group life insurance business.

The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approval and expected to conclude in Q1 2023.

The target portfolio generated $54 million Gross Written Contribution (GWC) for the first nine months of 2022 and generated $1.5 million of Net Takaful Income before the administrative overheads as per published financial statements.

The target portfolio is expected to enhance SALAMA’s existing portfolio and generate significant long-term synergies. The acquisition of the target portfolio will catapult Islamic Arab Insurance to surpass the $272 million GWC milestone.

The acquisition will enhance SALAMA’s range of solutions and overall competitiveness in terms of GWC and market share, in addition to delivering long-term, sustainable benefits to shareholders and customers.

The acquisition of the non-life portfolio will be executed under the terms of the agreement, as approved by the respective boards. Both companies have been key pillars for the Takaful industry in United Arab Emirates (UAE) for over four decades and carry a legacy of extensive experience and customer trust.

The combined insurance portfolios will operate under the SALAMA brand name, bringing together the competitive leverage and strengths of two complementary insurance portfolios, further reinforcing Salama’s position as the biggest Takaful provider in the UAE.

On completion of the acquisition and transition of Dubai Islamic Insurance and Reinsurance target portfolio, SALAMA will further extend its leadership position in the UAE Takaful industry.

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