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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.

U.S. re/insurance companies rethink M&A in Trump era: Reuters

12th January 2017

U.S. insurance and reinsurance companies are rethinking strategic merger or acquisition transactions over a fear of being painted “anti-American” by President-elect Donald Trump, according to a Reuters report. Recent developments in U.S. business show how market developments and volatility - a risk ranked second place in global top threats to the ... Read the full article

Intense market competition pushes reinsurers towards M&A: A.M. Best

10th January 2017

Ratings agency A.M. Best said in a recent report that intense market competition in reinsurance is ramping up the need for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity. Market conditions appear to be stabilising, in terms of reinsurance pricing as seen at the recent January renewals, but quality of earnings are under ... Read the full article

Compre acquires UK run-off re/insurance business of AG Insurance SA

6th January 2017

Independent insurance and reinsurance legacy specialist Compre has today announced its decision to purchase all of the run-off insurance and reinsurance business of the UK branch of AG Insurance SA for an undisclosed sum. The transaction is structured as a loss portfolio transfer and is awaiting relevant approvals in Belgium, Finland ... Read the full article

Arch completes acquisition of mortgage insurer United Guaranty

4th January 2017

Arch Capital Group, the Bermudian headquartered insurance and reinsurance firm, has today announced its completed acquisition of United Guaranty Corporation (UGC) from American International Group (AIG). The acquisition of UGC will further expansion of Arch’s existing mortgage insurance businesses by combining UGC’s position as the market leader in the U.S. private ... Read the full article

JLT Re targets Latin American growth with latest acquisition

3rd January 2017

JLT Re has acquired Risk and Re-Insurance Solutions Corp (RRiSC), a Florida-based reinsurance intermediary that specialises in casualty treaty business, in a deal that will enable JLT Re to expand into key Latin American markets. In addition to taking on RRiSC’s client base in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, ... Read the full article

Execution risks sit on Allied World’s side in M&A with Fairfax Financial

21st December 2016

The execution risk associated with the impending merger of Canadian property & casualty insurance and reinsurance group Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and specialty insurance, reinsurance and investments player Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, sits largely with the latter it appears. Rating agency A.M. Best highlights that while there are ... Read the full article

Re/insurance M&A could slow on Trump uncertainty

20th December 2016

Uncertainty about the incoming Presidential administration of Donald Trump could slow down U.S. insurance and reinsurance merger & acquisition activity in the first-half of 2017, according to Vikram Sidhu, of Clyde & Co. in New York. Given the expectation that Trump's administration will result in some dramatic swings in policy direction, ... Read the full article

JLT Re acquires StoneHill Reinsurance Partners, LLC

19th December 2016

Reinsurance brokerage JLT Re, a subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT), has announced the acquisition of StoneHill Reinsurance Partners, LLC (StoneHill), a reinsurance intermediary that specialises in Medical Professional Liability business. StoneHill was established in 2012 by Dan Koshiol as an independent casualty reinsurance brokerage, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a ... Read the full article

Fairfax – Allied World deal suggests more reinsurance consolidation: KBW

19th December 2016

The announcement of the pending merger of Canadian property & casualty insurance and reinsurance group Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and specialty insurance, reinsurance and investments player Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, suggests that more consolidation is on the cards, according to analysts. "We think this announcement both confirms and ... Read the full article

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