SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
July 2, 2021
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
Arch Capital Group Ltd.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other|
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
Waterloo House, Ground Floor, 100 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke HM 08, Bermuda
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol (s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common shares, $0.0011 par value per share||ACGL||NASDAQ||Stock Market|
|Depositary shares, each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a 5.25% Series E preferred share||ACGLP||NASDAQ||Stock Market|
|Depositary shares, each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a 5.45% Series F preferred share||ACGLO||NASDAQ||Stock Market|
|Depositary shares, each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a 4.55% Series G preferred share||ACGLN||NASDAQ||Stock Market|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company ☐
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ITEM 8.01 Other Events.
On July 2, 2021, Arch Capital Group Ltd. (“Arch” or “the Company”), along with investment partners Kelso & Company (“Kelso”) and Warburg Pincus LLC (“Warburg Pincus”), issued a press release announcing the completion of the previously disclosed acquisition of Watford Holdings Ltd. (“Watford”) on July 1, 2021 by an affiliated entity of which Arch Reinsurance Ltd. owns 40%, certain investment funds managed by Kelso own 30% and certain investment funds managed by Warburg Pincus own 30%. Based on the governing documents of the acquiring entity, the Company has concluded that, while it will retain significant influence over Watford, Watford will no longer constitute a variable interest entity of which the Company is the primary beneficiary. Accordingly, effective July 1, 2021 Arch will no longer consolidate the results of Watford in its consolidated financial statements. A copy of this press release is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
ITEM 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d): The following exhibits are being filed herewith.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|ARCH CAPITAL GROUP LTD.|
|Date: July 2, 2021||By:||/s/ François Morin|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer|