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Eagle Star Insurance Co

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May 1957.

of 1 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2.

1917 Founded as Eagle Star and British Dominions Insurance Co

1937 Name changed to Eagle Star Insurance Co. [1]

1959 Acquired Midland Assurance Co Ltd

1960 Acquired Navigators and General Insurance Co Ltd

1966 Acquired Home and Overseas Insurance Co Ltd

Made selected investments in a small number of companies in order to provide financial backing for its insurance funds, including (1973):

1975 Acquired Grovewood Securities [2] after a Competition Commission investigation

1979 Acquired Sunley Group.

1984 Acquired by BAT Industries

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, March 17, 1937
  2. The Times, March 4, 1975
  • Competition Commission report [1]