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Latham & Watkins Advises Reinsurance Group of America on Ruby Reinsurance Company Launch

December 15, 2023
Members of the firm’s M&A and Private Equity Practice represented the global life and health reinsurer.

Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE: RGA), a leading global life and health reinsurer, has announced the launch of Ruby Reinsurance Company (Ruby Re), a Missouri-domiciled third-party life reinsurance company targeting US asset-intensive business. Ruby Re has closed its first round of funding and secured equity capital commitments from lead investors Golub Capital, Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. (doing its re/insurance business as HSCM Bermuda), and Sammons Financial Group.

Latham & Watkins LLP represented Reinsurance Group of America in the transaction with a multidisciplinary deal team led by New York partner Gary Boss. New York partner Kirsten Gaeta led on corporate matters and New York partner Analisa Dillingham led on insurance matters, with assistance from New York counsel Alexander Traum and associate Alice Drayton. Advice was also provided on tax matters by New York partners Elena Romanova and Jiyeon Lee-Lim, with associates Aaron Bernstein and Jacob Nagelberg; on funds matters by New York partner John Kelley, with associate Christine Zhao; and on banking matters by Washington, D.C. partner Benjamin Berman, with associates Olivia Horbowy and Matt Bargamin.