GrupoSura Pays up for ING Assets

GrupoSura Pays up for ING Assets

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Colombia’s Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana (GrupoSura) is paying a hefty price for ING’s insurance and other financial assets in Chile, Colombia, Mexico Uruguay and Peru, according to analysts that follow the company. GrupoSura agreed to acquire the assets for EUR2.68bn ($3.9bn), consisting of EUR65m in assumed debt and EUR2.615bn in cash. The deal values the assets at a 1.8x book value, or 18x estimated 2011 earnings on a GAAP basis. The deal comes at the high end of analyst expecta

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