OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has commented that the financial strength rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a-” of the property/casualty subsidiaries (collectively referred to as Kemper Property and Casualty Group) of Kemper Corporation (Kemper Corp.) [NYSE:KMPR] are unchanged following the announcement that Kemper Corp. has agreed to acquire Alliance United Group (Alliance United) (Camarillo, CA) and its wholly-owned subsidiaries.
The closing is expected to take place in the first half of 2015, and is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
With this acquisition, Alliance United will expand Kemper’s presence in California’s non-standard private passenger auto market.
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