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Reinsurance mergers & acquisitions (M&A)

This listing of recent major mergers and acquisitions in the insurance and reinsurance industry was taken from a recent reinsurance M&A published by rating agency Standard & Poor’s in its Global Reinsurance Highlights 2017 report.

This reinsurance mergers and acquisitions (M&A) directory provides a simple way to analyse recent M&A transactions involving the world’ top insurance and reinsurance companies.

These insurance and reinsurance M&A deals are listed in order of date completed. You can sort the table by column headings.

AnnouncedClosedAcquirerAcquireePrice (Bil. $)M&A transaction termsPrice to book multiple
Total: $93.05 billionMedian: 1.43
Jul-17Nov-17Markel CorporationState National Companies Inc.0.92All cash
Jul-17Oct-17AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd.Novae Group plc0.6All cash1.53
May-17Sep-17Intact Financial Corp.OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd.1.7All cash1.65
Dec-16Jul-17Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.Allied World Assurance Co. Holdings AG4.9Stock and cash1.35
Dec-16May-17Liberty Mutual Group Inc.Ironshore Inc.2.94All cash1.43
Nov-16Apr-17AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd.Aviabel Cie. Belge d’Assurances Aviation S.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
Nov-16Feb-17Argo Group US Inc.Ariel Re Holdings Ltd.0.24Cash and debt1.45
Oct-16Apr-17PartnerRe Ltd.Aurigen Capital Ltd.0.29All cashN.A.
Oct-16Mar-17Sompo Holdings Inc.Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd.6.3All cash1.36
Sep-16Dec-16Canada Pension Plan Investment BoardAscot Underwriting Ltd.1.1All cashN.M.
Aug-16Jan-17Arch Capital Group Ltd.United Guaranty Corp.3.4Cash and stock1.01
Apr-16Nov-16AmTrust Financial Services Inc.ANV Holdings B.V.0.2All cashN.M.
Sep-15Feb-16Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. Ltd.Amlin plc5.3All cash1.93
Aug-15Jan-16Sumitomo Life Insurance Co.Symetra Financial Corp.3.8All cash1.2
Aug-15Mar-16EXOR SpAPartnerRe Ltd.6.9All cash1.11
Jul-15Apr-16China Minsheng Banking Corp. Ltd.Sirius International Insurance Group2.6All cash1.43
Jul-15Mar-16Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co.StanCorp Financial Group Inc.4.95All cash2.21
Jul-15Jan-16ACE Ltd.Chubb Corp.28.3Cash, stock and debt1.7
Jun-15Oct-15Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. Ltd.HCC Insurance Holdings Inc.7.53Cash and debt1.9
May-15Nov-15Fosun International Ltd.Ironshore Inc.2.3All cash1.12
Mar-15Jul-15Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd.Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd.1.83Cash and stock1.21
Feb-15Jul-15Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.Brit Insurance Holdings PLC1.88All cash1.63
Jan-15May-15XL Group Ltd.Catlin Group Ltd.4.1Cash, stock and debt1.21
Nov-14Mar-15RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd.1.9Cash and stock1.13

N.A.: Not available.
N.M.: Not meaningful.

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