Scheme Proceedings

CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd. (the "Public Fund") and the Markel CATCo Reinsurance Fund Ltd. the "Private Fund" and together with the Public Fund, the "Funds") have announced that the Closing Date of the Schemes of Arrangement under section 99 of the Bermuda Companies Act 1981 (the "Schemes") for each of the Funds to implement the Buy-Out Transaction occurred on 28 March 2022.

Private Fund Distributions and Early Consent Fee

Private Fund investors have been contacted by the Registrar individually regarding distributions, which will be processed in accordance with the Schemes. The 2% Early Consent Fee payable to holders of Shares that provided a support undertaking will be paid at the same time as the Scheme Distributions. Investors will receive an individual Buy-Out Transaction completion statement by email around the time their distribution is processed.

Public Fund Distributions and Early Consent Fee

The Public Fund has issued an announcement describing the process and timing for payment of the Public Fund Scheme Distributions and the Early Consent Fee. 

Sanction of Schemes

On 11 March 2022, the Bermuda Court ordered that Schemes be sanctioned. The Schemes were delivered to the Bermuda Registrar of Companies for registration on 14 March 2022 (the Lodgement Date). On 16 March 2022 the U.S. Bankruptcy Court made orders recognising and enforcing the Schemes.

Documents relating to the Scheme can be found under the 'Scheme Documents' tab

Key Dates

28 October 2021

Practice Direction Letter sent 

16 February 2022

Convening Orders Entered 

18 February 2022

Explanatory Statement Published 


2 March 2022 at 2.00pm (AST)

Scheme Record Date

4 March 2022 at 8:00 a.m. (AST)

Public Fund Scheme Meetings


4 March 2022 at 10:15 a.m. (AST)

Private Fund Scheme Meetings


11 March 2022 at 10:15 a.m. (AST)

Sanction Hearing

14 March 2022 

Lodgement Date

28 March 2022 at 10:15 a.m. (AST)

Closing Date




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