Foyer SA has announced that on Friday 10 March 2023, Foyer SA, described as Luxembourg's leading privately owned financial group, signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Globality SA, owned by ERGO Reiseversicherung AG, which is part of ERGO Group AG; this transaction is subject to the approval of the Commissariat aux Assurances, Luxembourg's insurance regulator.
With the acquisition, Foyer is aiming to strengthens its position on the international health insurance market for expatriates. Alongside this acquisition, the statement noted that Foyer and ERGO will develop a wider partnership, covering areas such as distribution and international service centres. Foyer SA stated that it is investing in a high-potential business sector and strengthening its position in international health insurance for expatriates, also known as IPMI ("International Private Medical Insurance"), an activity it has developed since 2014 through its young brand Foyer Global Health.
Globality’s team will integrate Foyer Group and will remain the trusted contact for Globality's distributors and customers. The combined expertise of Globality and Foyer Global Health’s teams will enable Foyer Group to further develop its activities and accelerate growth in the area of IPMI. Bringing together two highly competent teams and advanced digital resources will focus on delivering enhanced services to all clients and distribution partners around the world.
Strategic partnership and development of synergies
Alongside the acquisition, Globality, Foyer and ERGO are developing a partnership in the field of distribution and international service centres. For example, Foyer Global Health / Globality IPMI products and solutions will continue to be integrated into ERGO and DKV's extensive international distribution network, which will benefit all of their customers.
Foyer will also retain Globality’s current relationships with ERGO’s international service centres, which will be key to ensuring continuity for current customers and offer a top tier service level to all its customers around the globe.
Marc Lauer, CEO of Foyer SA, stated: "I am delighted to announce the acquisition of Globality, as it will undoubtedly enable us to accelerate our growth in the international health insurance sector. While allowing us to continue providing our clients with the highest quality of service worldwide, this opportunity will take Foyer as a brand higher at an international level".