Panamanian Insurer Has New Owner

A transfer has been authorized to Acerta Holdings of 75% of the share capital of Aseguradora del Istmo, which was taken over by the Superintendence of Insurance at the beginning of the year.

Monday, June 26, 2017

From a statement issued by the Superintendent of Banks:

The PANAMA INSURANCE AND REINSURANCE SUPERINTENDENCY hereby informs the public, of a a change in shareholding of 75% of the company ASEGURADORA DEL ISTMO, SA (ADISA PANAMA) in favor of ACERTA HOLDINGS, S.A.

By means of official letter No. 726 of June 20, 2017, the Fifth Civil Circuit Court of the First Judicial Circuit of Panama, communicated to this Superintendency the Extrajudicial Agreement signed between ISTMO COMPAÑÍA DE REASEGUROS, INC., and one of its creditors, PRIVAL BANK , SA, and its subsequent assignment to ACERTA HOLDINGS, SA. 

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