Insurtech Bolttech sells Thai FWD Insurance to Roojai

Roojai, Thailand’s leading online insurtech, announced it has agreed to acquire FWD General Insurance Company in Thailand. Bolttech is the seller in the transaction.

With this acquisition, Roojai will substantially increase its market share in Thailand with a combined portfolio of over US$50 mn in annual premium and become a full digital insurance company with the licence to underwrite general insurance products.

Following the acquisition, the company will be rebranded and renamed under the Roojai brand, subject to regulatory approval. The acquisition will have no impact on any existing policies, claims processes or customer services.

Launched in 2016, Roojai has developed innovative technology solutions to make insurance simple, affordable, and reliable. The Thai insurtech sells motor, accident and health insurance products with its insurance partners and now has a portfolio of over 160,000 customers.

Since 2016, the goal of Roojai has been to build products and manage the full insurance journey with the customer’s convenience in mind.

Nicolas Faquet, Founder and Group CEO of Roojai

We want customers to be able to choose to buy only what they need, offer affordable premiums, and provide great customer service and claim experience. With this acquisition, we will vertically integrate upwards, fulfilling our vision of becoming a full-stack digital insurance company that can optimize the entire insurance journey

Nicolas Faquet, Founder and Group CEO of Roojai

This important step will facilitate further product and process innovations for the benefit of customers.

The online insurance provider will become a full digital insurance company in Thailand. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The acquisition of FWD General Insurance by Roojai follows bolttech’s successful Series B funding round, in which the Asian unicorn raised an impressive US$196 million, valuing the company at a total of US$1.6 billion.

Industry experts and stakeholders are keenly observing the developments, recognising the potential implications of this acquisition on the Thai insurtech landscape and the evolving customer experience in the insurance sector.

Nataly Kramer   by Nataly Kramer