OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has placed under review with developing implications the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of “bbb+” of the key life/health subsidiaries of Fidelity & Guaranty Life Holdings, Inc. (FGL) (Delaware). Concurrently, A.M. Best has placed under review with developing implications the Long-Term ICR and the Long-Term Issue Credit Rating (Long-Term IR) of “bb+” of FGL. (See below for a detailed list of the companies and ratings.)
The action follows the announcement on May 24, 2017, that FGL is being acquired by the special-purpose acquisition company, CF Corporation, for approximately $1.835 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017, subject to the approval of the shareholders of CF Corporation and FGL, and receipt of required regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
A.M. Best anticipates that FGL’s ratings will likely be removed from under review following the close of the transaction and the completion of A.M. Best’s discussions with management. Any actual and/or anticipated changes to FGL’s financial profile will be reviewed to assess the impact on the company’s Credit Ratings.
The FSR of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term ICRs of “bbb+” have been placed under review with developing implications for the following key life/health subsidiaries of Fidelity & Guaranty Life Holdings, Inc.:
- Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company
- Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company of New York
The following Long-Term IR has been placed under review with developing implications:
-- “bb+” on $300 million 6.375% senior unsecured notes, due 2021
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