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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.

Tryg to acquire Danish P&C insurer Alka for $1.3bn

4th December 2017

Scandinavian insurer Tryg has agreed to acquire Danish P&C insurer Alka Forsikring (Alka) for a total consideration of about $1.3 billion, in a move that brings its Danish market share up to 22%. The deal values the operations of Alka, the 8th largest Danish P&C insurance business, at about $908 million ... Read the full article

Aetna to be acquired by CVS Health in $77bn deal

4th December 2017

Health insurance giant Aetna is to be acquired by pharmacy and healthcare service provider CVS Health, in an M&A transaction estimated to be worth around $77 billion. CVS Health will acquire all of Aetna's outstanding shares using a combination of cash and stock. Aetna shareholders will receive $145.00 per share in ... Read the full article

Markel International completes takeover of EC Insurance Co.

1st December 2017

After receiving approval from the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), Markel International has completed its acquisition of EC Insurance Co. Ltd (ECIC). ECIC offers a wide range of insurance solutions for both contractors and affinity groups across the UK building services industry, and will become part of specialist re/insurer Markel's UK national markets business. Markel's ... Read the full article

Aon expands Switzerland presence with Unidelta AG acquisition

30th November 2017

Aon Switzerland, a division of global insurance and reinsurance broker Aon, has announced plans to acquire Unidelta AG, an insurance broker based in Rapperswil, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Following the acquisition, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and founder of Unidelta AG, Peter Merkli, will remain as Managing Director, and will also form part of ... Read the full article

Crosswinds to sell Monarch Delaware interests for over $12mn to FedNat

28th November 2017

Crosswinds Holdings' subsidiary Crosswinds Investor Monarch (CIML) has entered into an agreement to sell all of its Monarch Delaware interests to its joint venture partner, Federated National, for an aggregate purchase price of $12.28 million. In its capacity as a limited CIML partner, Crosswinds will receive about $10.5 million of the ... Read the full article

Heritage approved for Narragansett Bay Insurance acquisition

27th November 2017

Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. said today that it has received regulatory approval to proceed with its acquisition of NBIC Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Narragansett Bay Insurance Company. Heritage announced its intention to acquire the parent of Narragansett Bay Insurance in August 2017, saying that it had offered $250 ... Read the full article

Allianz seeks 100% ownership of Euler Hermes

27th November 2017

Insurance giant Allianz has made an offer to acquire the remaining shares of trade-credit insurer Euler Hermes, as it seeks to take control of the company. Allianz has already secured the purchase of an additional 11.34% of Euler Hermes share capital, taking its ownership to 74.34% of Euler Hermes share capital ... Read the full article

Markel completes its acquisition of State National

20th November 2017

Financial services, specialty insurance and reinsurance group, Markel Corporation has completed its $919 million acquisition of fronting, program and lender service insurance specialist, State National Companies, Inc. Markel announced its agreement to acquire State National on July 26th 2017, so the transaction has been completed in a relatively short amount ... Read the full article

Compre to acquire assumed non-life reinsurance portfolio from Allianz Versicherungs

16th November 2017

Compre, the insurance and reinsurance legacy specialist, has announced its seventh acquisition of the year, agreeing to purchase a portfolio of assumed non-life reinsurance business from Allianz Versicherungs. Originally, the business was underwritten by Vereinte Versicherung AG and its legal predecessors, and has been discontinued since the late 1990s. The transaction fee ... Read the full article

Till Capital looking for buyer for Canadian subsidiary Omega Insurance

14th November 2017

Bermuda-domiciled Till Capital Ltd., which operates through wholly owned subsidiaries Omega Insurance Holdings Inc. and Resource Re Ltd., is looking to sell of the former and is seeking a buyer for Canadian subsidiary Omega. The company, which follows an investment-oriented reinsurance approach having been launched by investor Bill Lupien with the ... Read the full article

Reinsurers’ M&A strategies could be hit by recent capital loss events

10th November 2017

As reinsurers cope with significant third-quarter catastrophe-related losses, research analysts speaking at the 2017 Bermuda Reinsurance Conference said they believed that although the hit to reinsurer balance-sheets would be less severe than in previous high-loss years, it would impact firms' M&A strategies. "It seems like, if you look at the hits ... Read the full article

Preservation Capital acquires stake in cyber MGA Ascent

9th November 2017

Cyber and specialty lines Managing General Agent, Ascent Underwriting, has agreed that Preservation Capital Partners will take a substantial stake in the business subject to regulatory approval, providing significant capital to support Ascent’s growth ambitions. The Ascent managing team will retain a significant shareholding in Ascent and will continue to manage the ... Read the full article

Post-catastrophe rate hikes could make reinsurance M&A more attractive

3rd November 2017

Reinsurance merger and acquisitions (M&A) activity has been in the doldrums somewhat in recent quarters, as the continued pressure on reinsurers has made them less attractive over time. With tepid demand growth, pressure from high levels of excess traditional reinsurance capital, as well as growing competition from alternative capital providers, coupled ... Read the full article

Aon Netherlands completes acquisition of UMG from Aegon

1st November 2017

Aon Groep Nederland, the Netherlands subsidiary of global insurance and reinsurance broker Aon, has completed the acquisition of Unirobe Meeus Group (UMG) from Aegon, for €295 million (US$343 million). The transaction includes the whole of UMG and strengthens Aon's position in the Netherlands marketplace, improving its presence in the SME and ... Read the full article

AXIS completes Novae acquisition

18th October 2017

Bermudian insurer and reinsurer, AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has announced the completion of its acquisition of Novae Group, after receiving all necessary regulatory approval. The deal was initially announced in July, 2017, and after AXIS increased its offer by 2% in August, the firm then completed phase one ... Read the full article

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