Heritage Insurance to acquire Narragansett Bay Insurance for $250M
Heritage Insurance announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire NBIC Holdings, the parent company of Narragansett Bay Insurance Company, a leading specialty underwriter of personal residential insurance products and services in states along the Eastern seaboard. The purchase price for the acquisition will be $250M, subject to post-closing adjustments. The acquisition will be financed with $210M in cash and $40M of the company's common stock. The combined entity will be a leading super regional personal lines carrier, with a presence in 12 states and over $900M of gross premiums written. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings per share and ROE. The cash component of the consideration will be financed, in part, with cash on hand, including proceeds from the Company's senior secured notes issued in December 2016. The Company also intends to undertake, subject to market and other conditions, an offering of convertible senior notes coupled with a concurrent share repurchase. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both Heritage and NBIC. The parties expect the transaction to close as soon as the fourth quarter of 2017, subject to customary closing conditions, including required regulatory approvals.