Bharti to buy out AXA‘s stake in two-decade-old JV

Company is set to take full control of the venture

Bharti to buy out AXA‘s stake in two-decade-old JV

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

Indian conglomerate Bharti Group has announced its decision to acquire the 49% stake in Bharti AXA Life Insurance, currently held by French insurer AXA, with the intent to take full control of a venture that had been jointly managed for almost two decades.

While the specifics regarding AXA's exit strategy from the South Asian country remain unclear, Bharti revealed ongoing discussions with potential investors. These dialogues aim to facilitate business expansion through partnerships or amalgamations with other entities.

A Reuters report noted that Bharti and AXA have yet to provide additional information or disclose financial details.

The insurance sector in India has witnessed a flurry of deals this year, buoyed by a thriving stock market enabling insurers to solidify profits from their investments. This trend aligns with efforts to consolidate operations in a market primarily dominated by the state-backed Life Insurance Corporation of India.

Elsewhere in the country, New India Insurance Company's Ujjain office recently saw its seven development officers face imprisonment, each sentenced to four years by a CBI court in Indore.

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