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Old Mutual shares surge on break-up and bid talk. Credit: Reuters

Old Mutual shares surge on break-up and bid talk

Anglo-South African financial services company Old Mutual said on Monday it was considering all options in a strategic review, with speculation of a break-up and takeover bids for its assets sending its shares soaring.

Julian Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual Plc. Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

Julian Roberts, CEO of Africa's largest insurer Old Mutual, stepping down

Old Mutual Plc’s Julian Roberts is stepping down as chief executive officer of Africa’s biggest insurer and will be replaced by Standard Bank Group Ltd.’s Bruce Hemphill.

Ingrid Johnson, CFO, Old Mutual

Old Mutual earmarks $386M for Africa expansion

Old Mutual Plc (OML), Africa’s biggest insurer, has 4.3 billion rand ($386 million) for acquisitions on the continent, where growth rates higher than advanced countries may help boost sales after third-quarter growth declined.