Arch Sees Issuing Securities in Capital Markets to Fund AIG Deal

Arch Capital Group Ltd. plans to issue $1.375 billion in securities in the capital markets to help fund its purchase of a mortgage insurer from American International Group Inc.

Arch could issue debt or preferred shares, or a combination of the two, the Bermuda-based company said Tuesday in a regulatory filing that also disclosed that the insurer has arranged a $1.375 billion bridge loan with Credit Suisse Group AG.