Mobiliar is acquiring a stake in SOBRADO Software AG, the leading provider of online services in the area of offer process and information services for insurance and pension solutions in Switzerland. “We will actively shape the strategic development of SOBRADO’s range of services,” says Michèle Rodoni, head of market management at Mobiliar. “SOBRADO has been successfully operational for several years and has proven its market viability. Now it is of central importance to us that SOBRADO develops further promising services in a timely manner, especially in other transaction-rich industries.”
At the same time, the insurance broker Kessler is also taking a stake in the company, thus launching the announced complete opening of SOBRADO’s ownership structure in 2020.
Adrian ILL, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SOBRADO Software AG, adds: “I am very pleased that with Mobiliar now three leading Swiss insurers and with Kessler also a first large insurance broker complement the ownership of SOBRADO”.
Until SOBRADO is fully opened up in the course of 2020, the Board of Directors will continue to be composed of representatives of the founders as well as the anchor shareholders. In the course of the opening, further insurers and brokers as customers of SOBRADO will have the opportunity to also participate in SOBRADO at the same conditions as Mobiliar and Kessler. In addition, the board of directors will be strengthened by broker representatives from that time on.
Support also for the new online industry platform EcoHub
In view of the recently communicated cooperation between SOBRADO and the association IG B2B for Insurers + Brokers, the anchor shareholders also support the construction of EcoHub, the new central and independent online industry platform of IG B2B.
Tom Kessler, Managing Partner at Kessler & Co AG: “With the intended migration of SOBRADO’s services to EcoHub as well as the commitment of all three anchor shareholders to EcoHub, the best conditions have been created for the emergence of a central online platform. The entire insurance and pension industry will benefit from this with a wide range of innovative offers from specialized service providers such as SOBRADO.”
Kessler is the leading Swiss company for risk, insurance and pension consulting. Thanks to the expertise and experience of our employees, our innovative strength and our market position, we create sustainable added value for our clients in the service sector, trade and industry, and the public sector. Our good reputation and economic success secure our long-term future as an independent family business. Founded in 1915, Kessler today employs 275 people at its headquarters in Zurich and at other locations in Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, St. Gallen and Vaduz. As Marsh’s Swiss partner, we are part of a network with specialists from all areas of risk management and with extensive experience in managing global insurance programs. Marsh operates in more than 100 countries, is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor and is part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, whose stock is traded on the New York, Chicago and London stock exchanges.
One in three households in Switzerland is insured by Mobiliar. As of December 31, 2018, the all-lines insurer reported a premium volume of 3.831 billion. Swiss francs. 79 general agencies for entrepreneurs with their own claims service guarantee proximity to the more than two million customers at around 160 locations. Schweizerische Mobiliar Versicherungsgesellschaft AG is domiciled in Berne, and Schweizerische Mobiliar Lebensversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG is domiciled in Nyon. The Group also includes Schweizerische Mobiliar Asset Management AG, Schweizerische Mobiliar Services AG, Protekta Rechtsschutz-Versicherung AG, Protekta Risiko-Beratungs-AG, Mobi24 Call-Service-Center AG and XpertCenter AG, all based in Berne, as well as Trianon AG, based in Renens, SwissCaution SA, based in Bussigny, and bexio AG, based in Rapperswil. Mobiliar employs around 5400 people in its home markets of Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein and offers 345 apprenticeships. It is the oldest private insurance company in the country and has been a cooperative since it was founded in 1826.