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Guggenheim Partners in Talks to Buy Aviva Stake, Telegraph Says

August 12, 2012

The life insurance unit of Guggenheim Partners is in talks with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS:US) to buy some or all of Aviva (AV/) USA, the Sunday Telegraph said.

The discussions value Aviva USA at 800 million pounds ($1.3 billion), the London newspaper reported, without saying how it got the information. Guggenheim is interested in Aviva’s fixed- annuity business in the U.S., it said.

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mike Harrison at

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