Mutual Capital Group to acquire ICC Holdings

Mutual Capital Group, the parent company of Mutual Capital Holdings, and ICC Holdings, the parent company of Illinois Casualty Company, have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which MCG will acquire all outstanding ICCH shares for $23.50 in cash.

The transaction, which was unanimously approved by both boards of directors, represents a total equity value of approximately $73.8 million. The acquisition price represents a multiple of 1.07 times ICCH’s book value at March 31, 2024, a 48% premium to ICCH’s volume weighted average stock price over the last 30 days and a 42% premium to ICCH’s 52-week high closing price.

ICC writes niche products within the food and beverage industry, with a strong presence across several Midwest states.

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2024, subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by ICCH shareholders and receipt of regulatory approvals. ICCH will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of MCG after closing. Directors and executive officers of ICCH, who control, in the aggregate, 25% of ICCH common stock, intend to vote their shares for the transaction. Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Company, a subsidiary of MCH and which controls 6.4% of ICCH common stock, intends to vote its shares for the transaction.