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Reinsurance mergers and acquisitions news, covering details of M&A transactions in the works and completed, between insurance, reinsurance and related companies.

SRG acquires Blackrock Insurance Solutions

14th May 2021

Specialist Risk Group (SRG) has acquired specialist Irish Liability and Property MGA, Blackrock Insurance Solutions. The acquisition highlights SRG's commitment to the Irish broker market, as it invests in specialist underwriting capability and technical expertise, to support existing wholesale broker TUE and motor specialist MGA, LIME. SRG has been building its MGA ... Read the full article

Monument Assurance to acquire AME Life Luxembourg

14th May 2021

Monument Assurance Luxembourg, a member of the Monument Re Group, is set to acquire AME Life Luxembourg (AMELL) from French Mutual Insurance Group Covéa, subject to regulatory approvals. AMELL is a Luxembourg-based life insurance company with market presence in Luxembourg, Belgium and Italy. The transaction's financial terms were not disclosed and will have ... Read the full article

Willis Re’s data & analytics capabilities take Gallagher to ‘another level’, says CEO

13th May 2021

Arthur J. Gallagher's (Gallagher) agreement to acquire the majority of reinsurance broker Willis Re will take the company's data and analytics capabilities to new heights, according to J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Alongside other Willis Towers Watson (WTW) assets, Gallagher is poised to purchase ... Read the full article

Fitch maintains Aon, WTW ratings despite asset divestiture agreement

13th May 2021

Fitch Ratings views Willis Towers Watson’s recently announced divestiture agreement as neutral to the Long-Term Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of both itself and Aon. Willis Re and certain other corporate risk, broking and benefits services are all included as part of the companies' attempt to satisfy various regulatory requirements The deal, ... Read the full article

Gallagher to non-disruptively absorb WTW assets, says S&P

13th May 2021

S&P Global Ratings believes Gallagher will successfully and non-disruptively absorb the various businesses it’s set to purchase from Willis Towers Watson, prior to the latter's much-anticipated mega merger with fellow broking powerhouse Aon. The various subsidiaries, being sold to satisfy European Commission competition concerns, include Willis Re, UK specialty, as ... Read the full article

Gallagher’s Willis Re acquisition will expand UK, US and international footprint

13th May 2021

Following Arthur J. Gallagher's agreement to acquire the majority of reinsurance brokerage Willis Re, a Gallagher spokesperson has confirmed that the deal will significantly expand the company's footprint in the UK and the US, and provide it with scale operations in certain key markets. It was announced yesterday that Aon ... Read the full article

Acquisition of WTW assets will ‘accelerate’ Gallagher’s long-term strategy, says CEO

12th May 2021

With global brokerage Arthur J. Gallagher set to acquire certain assets of Willis Towers Watson (WTW), including Willis Re, the company expects to significantly expand its global value proposition in reinsurance as well as its global footprint in other parts of the business. Aon and WTW announced today an agreement ... Read the full article

Aon & WTW agree $3.57bn sale of certain assets to Gallagher

12th May 2021

Global re/insurance brokers Aon and Willis Towers Watson (WTW) have signed a definitive agreement to sell Willis Re and a number of other WTW assets to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher), for a total consideration of $3.57 billion. The announcement comes as the pair look to satisfy the European Commission's ... Read the full article

Tryg and Intact receive regulatory approvals for RSA acquisition

10th May 2021

Intact Financial Corporation and Scandinavian insurer Tryg A/S have received all anti-trust and regulatory approvals for the acquisition of RSA Insurance Group plc, setting the stage for closing the mega-merger within a month. RSA will now need to re-register as a private limited company, and the High Court of Justice in ... Read the full article

AJ Gallagher in talks to acquire $3bn portfolio of Aon and WTW assets: Bloomberg

10th May 2021

Global insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher is in talks with Aon and Willis Towers Watson (WTW) over the potential acquisition of a portfolio of assets, which includes Willis Re, reports Bloomberg. Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter, has reported that an agreement could be reached in the coming weeks. According to ... Read the full article

Monument Assurance Belgium to acquire Intégrale

7th May 2021

Monument Assurance Belgium (MAB), a member of the Monument Re Group, has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire portfolio and all the staff of Intégrale. This agreement follows a firm offer from MAB, which was considered by the provisional administrators appointed by the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) to ... Read the full article

Arthur J. Gallagher acquires Koff & Associates

7th May 2021

Global insurance broker, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired California-based Kaneko & Krammer Corp, which does business as Koff & Associates. Founded in 1984, Koff & Associates offers a full spectrum of HR services, including job classification and analysis, compensation studies, compliance, organisational assessments, performance management programs and recruiting services, ... Read the full article

M&A environment still favourable for health insurers: AM Best

6th May 2021

The environment for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) among U.S. health insurers remains favorable as they continue to seek out diversification and growth opportunities, according to analysts at AM Best. The rating agency noted in a recent report that health insurers reported record earnings and accumulated a significant amount of cash in ... Read the full article

Aston Lark Europe to trade under Aston Lark Ireland

6th May 2021

Robertson Low Insurances and Wright Group Brokers have completed their merger along with their subsequent rebrand to Aston Lark Europe, which now trades as Aston Lark Ireland. Continuing to operate out of the current offices in Dublin, Carlow, Portlaoise, Wexford and London, Aston Lark Ireland is headed up by CEO, Robert ... Read the full article

Charles Taylor acquires loss adjusting firm IES

5th May 2021

Insurance services provider Charles Taylor has announced its acquisition of Insurance Engineering Services (IES), a loss adjusting practice headquartered in Italy. IES provides a range of services including loss adjusting, corporate claims management, risk engineering and training to the insurance market. Charles Taylor says the acquisition supports the growth of its adjusting ... Read the full article

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