Tony Ribaudo is a corporate partner in the Insurance and Financial Services group. Tony has deep experience advising on complex insurance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity insurance sponsorships and investments, joint venture arrangements, reinsurance transactions and risk transfer solutions. He developed and currently heads Sidley’s Life & Annuity practice. Tony regularly represents market participants in the United States and other international locations with intense insurance activity, such as the UK and Bermuda. Representative matters include acquisition by RGA of a $3 billion block of individual payout annuities (including New York business) from John Hancock; formation of Langhorne Holdings, a Bermuda-based global acquisition platform targeting life and annuity business, sponsored by RGA and RenaissanceRe, including Langhorne’s initial equity raise in excess of $780 million; purchase by Langhorne Holdings of Zale Life Insurance Company; acquisition by RGA of a $2.3 billion block of fixed and variable annuities from Farmers New World Life (a subsidiary of Zurich Insurance Group); acquisition by Kuvare Holdings of a $600 million portfolio of fixed annuities from a highly rated insurer; purchase by PartnerRe of Aurigen Capital, a Bermuda life reinsurer, for CAD 375 million; among others.