Announcement

Aviva Newsroom - 13 February 2018


AVIVA’S HONG KONG JV RECEIVES REGULATORY APPROVAL
 

Aviva plc (“Aviva”), Hillhouse Capital and Tencent Holdings Limited (“Tencent”) have completed the transaction to develop a digital insurance joint venture in Hong Kong.

The joint venture, which has been approved by the Hong Kong Insurance Authority, is expected to start operating under its new corporate structure during the first half of 2018.

Aviva, Hillhouse Capital and Tencent announced in January 2017 their agreement to develop a digital insurance joint venture in Hong Kong, by which Hillhouse Capital and Tencent would acquire a combined 60% shareholding in Aviva Life Insurance Company Limited (“Aviva Hong Kong”).

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Enquiries:

Aviva    
Media    
I Ling Ong (Singapore) +65 6829 1856 iling_ong@Aviva-asia.com
Priscilla Wong (Finsbury) +852 3166 9828 Priscilla.Wong@Finsbury.com

Hillhouse Capital    
Media    
Xiaoning Wu +852 2179 1988 media@hillhousecap.com

Tencent    
Investors and Media    
Stella Lui (86) 755 86013388 ext 68870 / (852) 3148 5100 stellalui@tencent.com
Jane Yip 86) 755 86013388 ext 68961 /(852) 3148 5100 janeyip@tencent.com

 

Notes to editors:

Aviva:

  • Aviva provides life insurance, general insurance, health insurance and asset management to 33 million customers.
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Hillhouse Capital:

Founded in 2005, Hillhouse Capital is a global firm of investment professionals and operating executives who are focused on building and investing in high quality business franchises that achieve sustainable growth. Independent proprietary research and industry expertise, in conjunction with world-class operating and management capabilities, are key to Hillhouse Capital’s investment approach. Hillhouse Capital partners with exceptional entrepreneurs and management teams to create value, often with a focus on enacting innovation and technological transformation. Hillhouse Capital invests in the healthcare, consumer, TMT, advanced manufacturing, financials and business services sectors in companies across all equity stages. Hillhouse Capital and its group members manage over US$35 billion in assets on behalf of institutional clients such as university endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, and family offices.

 

 Tencent:

Tencent uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Our social products Weixin and QQ link our users to a rich digital content catalogue including games, video, music and books. Our proprietary targeting technology helps advertisers reach out to hundreds of millions of consumers in China. Our infrastructure services including payment, security, cloud and artificial intelligence create differentiated offerings and support our partners’ business growth. Tencent invests heavily in people and innovation, enabling us to evolve with the Internet.

Tencent was founded in Shenzhen, China, in 1998. Shares of Tencent (00700.hk) are traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.