Great-West Lifeco Inc.’s Empower Retirement unit is expanding its retirement plan business in the United States.
The firm announced Monday that it has completed a previously announced acquisition of a large retirement plan business from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company.
The deal involved a $2.35 billion ceding commission, and Empower Retirement said it will be supporting the retirement plan business with $1 billion required capital.
The companies said when they announced the deal, in September, that they expected to complete it by Dec. 31, 2020, after getting regulatory approvals.
The companies now have received the necessary approvals, Empower Retirement said.
MassMutual is based in Springfield, Massachusetts. Empower Retirement is based in Denver, and its parent, Great-West Lifeco, is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Before MassMutual completed the deal, it had relationships with about 26,000 workplace retirement savings plans, with 2.5 million participants and $167 billion in assets.