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Bandhan Financial Holdings Acquires Aegon Life, Expands into Insurance Sector


Bandhan Financial Holdings Acquires Aegon Life, Expands into Insurance Sector

In a significant development, Bandhan Financial Holdings Limited (BFHL) has successfully acquired Aegon Life Insurance Company Limited from Aegon India Holding B.V. and Bennett, Coleman & Company Limited (BCCL), marking its entry into the Indian life insurance market.

The acquisition, completed today, sees BFHL becoming the new promoter of Aegon Life Insurance. Aegon Life, a renowned digital life insurance company, is known for its innovative product offerings and customer-centric approach, making it a strategic fit for BFHL’s expansion into the insurance sector.

Karni Singh Arha, Managing Director of BFHL, expressed his optimism about the acquisition, stating, “India’s life insurance market, given its size and potential, is crucial to becoming a diversified financial services group. Given Bandhan’s focus of making formal financial services available to masses, this acquisition further enhances that endeavor. We deeply appreciate Aegon Life’s digital capabilities and its experienced management team and together we look forward to leveraging their digital strength with Bandhan’s distribution expertise to grow this business.”

Satishwar B., MD and CEO of Aegon Life, also shared his excitement about the collaboration, saying, “This marks an exhilarating new beginning – the synergy between our tech-centric operations and Bandhan’s extensive distribution capabilities will expand the reach of our innovative insurance solutions across the nation. As we join the Bandhan family, we extend heartfelt thanks to Aegon and BCCL for their unwavering support, and we eagerly anticipate a future filled with exciting possibilities.”

BFHL’s acquisition of Aegon Life not only demonstrates its commitment to expanding its footprint in the financial services sector but also signifies its entry into the Indian life insurance market. This strategic move aligns with Bandhan’s vision to build a comprehensive financial services conglomerate that addresses the diverse needs of Indian consumers.

The acquisition ensures the continuity of Aegon Life’s management team and dedicated staff, who have played a crucial role in the company’s growth. It also reflects BFHL’s confidence in Aegon Life’s legacy of innovation and customer-centric approach, which has resonated well with customers seeking simplified and effective life insurance solutions.

With this acquisition, BFHL aims to capitalize on Aegon Life’s digital capabilities and leverage its well-established life insurance platform to further strengthen its position in the Indian financial services sector. This acquisition is expected to bring a new wave of innovation and customer-centric approaches to the Indian life insurance market, benefiting customers and stakeholders alike.

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