ProAssurance to Acquire American Physicians Service Group
ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE: PRA) and American Physicians Service Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMPH) today announced they have entered into an agreement which calls for ProAssurance to acquire all the outstanding shares of American Physicians Service Group, Inc. (APS) in an all-cash transaction for $32.50 per share. The transaction is expected to close by year-end.
"This is an attractive strategic and financial acquisition for ProAssurance," said ProAssurance's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, W. Stancil Starnes. "APS is the second largest writer of medical professional liability (MPL) insurance in Texas, so we expect this transaction to give ProAssurance a strong market presence in a state that has one of the most stable medical/legal environments in the country. In addition, APS' growth in Oklahoma and Arkansas complements our long-term commitment to those two markets. Financially, we anticipate this transaction will be accretive to our 2011 earnings, before one-time transaction and any restructuring costs."
- Published: 01 September 2010
- Written by Editor