ST. PETERSBURG, Fla .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –FG Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FGF, FGFPP) (the âCompanyâ), a reinsurance and investment management holding company focused on opportunistic, guaranteed and loss-capped reinsurance, while allocating capital in partnership with Fundamental GlobalÂ® to SPAC-related companies and SPAC sponsors, has announced today that its SPAC platform partner, Aldel Financial (“Aldel”) (NYSE: ADF) has completed its previously announced business combination with Hagerty, an automotive enthusiasts brand offering a platform for specialized auto insurance based on a membership organization for car enthusiasts. The business combination was approved by Aldel shareholders at a meeting held on December 1, 2021.
Aldel Financial now operates under the name Hagerty, Inc., and began trading on the NYSE under the symbol “HGTY” on Friday, December 3, 2021.
FG Financial Group beneficially owns approximately 533,000 common shares of Hagerty and approximately 321,000 warrants at $ 15 per common share.
FG Financial Group CEO Larry Swets, Jr. commented, âWe congratulate Aldel on this exciting combination with Hagerty, an innovative and well-known automotive enthusiast brand with an eminently scalable model. FG Financial is deliberate in its assessment and support of investment opportunities and we are delighted to see the successful merger of Aldel, our first SPAC partner on the SPAC platform, with a proven and rapidly growing business in a market attractive. We are delighted to be shareholders of this company and we remain committed to finding similar new opportunities for capital allocation as part of our PSPC strategy.
Hagerty is a leading provider of specialty auto insurance, with approximately 2 million cars insured globally, a Net Sponsor Score (NPS) of 84, and partnerships with nine of the top 10 U.S. auto insurers. The company has invested in a unique business model that integrates omnichannel distribution, risk management and reinsurance, as well as subscription and membership with a rich first-party data source to generate multiple revenue streams and multiple compelling business benefits for Hagerty. The Company’s omnichannel insurance distribution model allows Hagerty to scale through national insurance partners, local agents and brokers, and direct distribution.
The Company’s automotive offering portfolio includes Hagerty Drivers Club (1.8 million members), Hagerty Drivers Club magazine (1.2 million readers), Hagerty YouTube (1.75 million subscribers), Big Three competition, a nationwide collection of premium car storage and social facilities. called Hagerty Garage + Social and DriveShare, a peer-to-peer service that lets people rent cool vintage cars. For more information, please visit www.hagerty.com
FG Financial Group, Inc.
FG Financial Group, Inc. is a reinsurance and investment management holding company that focuses on opportunistic guaranteed and loss-capped reinsurance, while allocating capital in partnership with Fundamental GlobalÂ® to SPAC and related companies to sponsors of PSPC. The principal business activities of the Company are carried out through its subsidiaries and affiliates.
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