Debevoise Advises MassMutual in Its $3.5 Billion Acquisition of Great American Life from American Financial Group

1 February 2021

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) in its $3.5 billion acquisition of Great American Life Insurance Company (Great American Life), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: AFG). For more information, please see MassMutual’s press release.

MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policy owners. Great American Life offers traditional fixed and fixed indexed annuity products and is a highly respected leader in the annuity market, known for its competitive product suite, excellent customer service, and deep distribution relationships with banks, independent agents, and independent broker-dealers. American Financial Group is an insurance holding company.

The team is led by insurance partner Nicholas Potter and includes insurance partner Marilyn Lion, counsel Andrew Jamieson and associate Leron Solomon, M&A associates Joshua DeBarba and Vishaal Sharma, finance partner Byungkwon Lim and counsel Emilie Hsu, benefits partner Jonathan Lewis and associate Wendy Widman, tax partners Peter Schuur and Daniel Priest and associate Ben Friedman, intellectual property counsel Judith Church and associate Tigist Kassahun, litigation partner Susan Gittes and associate Michael Gramer, investment management partner Marc Ponchione and counsel Gregory Larkin, banking regulatory partner Jeffrey Robins and associate Danjie Fang and real estate associate Isaac Stern.