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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.

Arthur J. Gallagher acquires two California-based P&C brokers

27th November 2018

U.S. global insurance brokerage and risk management services firm Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has expanded its presence in California with the acquisition of property and casualty (P&C) brokers Buckman-Mitchell, Inc. and R.T. Beers & Company Insurance Services, Inc. Buckman-Mitchell is a retail P&C and employee benefits agency and consultant that ... Read the full article

AXA acquires remaining €584m stake in Chinese joint P&C venture

27th November 2018

French insurance and investment giant AXA has purchased the remaining 50% of Chinese property and casualty (P&C) insurer AXA Tianping that it did not previously own in a €584 million transaction. This deal follows yesterday’s announcement that Allianz had received approval from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission for the ... Read the full article

Zurich CEO Greco denies acquisition rumours

26th November 2018

Mario Greco, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zurich Insurance Group, has denied rumours that the company would consider a takeover bid from another large re/insurer or tech firm, according to Finews. Speaking at a recent conference event hosted by Handelsblatt in Munich, Greco reportedly said that a cross-border, transforming transaction would ... Read the full article

Sun Life a contender in multi-billion dollar FTLife sale

22nd November 2018

Sun Life Financial Inc., the Canadian financial services and life insurance company, is reportedly vying to acquire Hong Kong insurer FTLife Insurance Co. in a deal that could value more than $3 billion, according to sources at Bloomberg. Sun Life is said to be competing in a second round of bidding ... Read the full article

DARAG acquires SOBC Services, takes on four in run-off insurers

20th November 2018

DARAG Guernsey has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, SOBC DARAG Holdings Ltd, has now acquired the entire share capital of SOBC Services in an agreement that will also see it take on four in run-off U.S carriers and a Bermuda-based cell. The announcement follows the formation of SOBC DARAG ... Read the full article

AXA XL acquires full ownership of New Ocean Capital Management

19th November 2018

AXA XL has announced that its reinsurance operation has acquired all third-party ownership interests in New Ocean Capital Management Limited, its majority-owned ILS fund management platform. XL Group founded New Ocean in July 2013 in partnership with private equity fund Stone Point Capital, and later with Japanese conglomerate, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Having ... Read the full article

Helios to acquire Advantage DCP for up to £1.9mn

16th November 2018

Helios Underwriting plc has revealed plans to acquire Advantage DCP Limited, a limited liability member of Lloyd’s, for a consideration of up to £1.91 million. This consideration could be reduced to £1.66 million dependent on the deterioration of the current 2017 midpoint forecast for Advantage and the final result of that ... Read the full article

Current M&A trends benefit mid-sized players like CCR Re, says CEO Labilloy

15th November 2018

Current mergers and acquisitions (M&A) trends in the re/insurance industry are creating more space for pure reinsurers and medium players like CCR Re to offer improved services to clients, according to Bertrand Labilloy, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CCR, the state-back French reinsurer. Speaking in an interview with Reinsurance News, Labilloy ... Read the full article

Markel completes Nephila acquisition

15th November 2018

Markel Corporation has successfully completed its previously-announced its acquisition of Nephila Holdings Limited, the largest manager of catastrophe and weather insurance and reinsurance linked investment funds in the world. Nephila manages $12.2 billion of assets under management (AuM) for a geographically diverse investor base of more than 300 investors. The ... Read the full article

Seeman Holtz marks 50th acquisition with insurtech platform purchase

13th November 2018

Seeman Holtz Property & Casualty has marked its 50th acquisition with the purchase of Boston-based online home and auto insurance technology platform, Goji (formerly consumers United). Goji operates an online analytics and data-driven personal lines insurance distribution platform that matches clients’ needs with coverage through an integrated network of over a ... Read the full article

JLT Re Iberia launched after broker buys out Banca March partnership

13th November 2018

JLT Re, the reinsurance broking arm of JLT Group, has reinforced its connection with clients in the Latin America region with the launch of JLT Re Iberia through the acquisition of JLT March Re. Reinsurance broker JLT Re has further invested in its European platform with the launch of JLT Re ... Read the full article

Brown & Brown acquires Rodman Insurance Agency

13th November 2018

Insurance brokerage Brown & Brown, Inc. has announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Rodman Insurance Agency, Inc., a specialist provider of property and casualty insurance solutions and services to the commercial sector. The deal was announced by Brown and Brown's Chief Acquisitions Officer, Scott Penny, and ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine’s sale of reinsurance units to boost efficiency: Fitch Ratings

12th November 2018

The recent sale of Tokio Marine Holdings’ two European reinsurance subsidiaries is likely to streamline the firm's holdings and boost operational efficiency in the group's underwriting businesses, Fitch Ratings says. Tokio Millennium Re AG and Tokio Millennium Re are both set to be acquired by Bermudian reinsurance company RenaissanceRe following ... Read the full article

Allstate said to be considering fixed-annuities business sale

9th November 2018

Allstate Corporation, one of the largest primary insurers in the U.S, is reportedly considering the sale of its fixed-annuities business, which stopped selling new policies about five years ago, according to sources at Bloomberg. People familiar with the matter said the insurer was working with financial advisers to find buyers for ... Read the full article

Monument Re acquires run-off life portfolio from Enstar’s Alpha Insurance

8th November 2018

Bermudian reinsurer Monument Re has announced the acquisition of a run-off portfolio of traditional life and credit life business from Belgian composite insurer Alpha Insurance S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Enstar Group Limited. Monument Re said that the portfolio would be transferred to its Belgian carrier, Monument Assurance Belgium NV, ... Read the full article

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