2017 mergers and acquisitions News

AIG Agrees to Acquire Hamilton USA, Partner with Two Sigma, Grow Insurtech Attune

American International Group Inc. will acquire Hamilton USA as part of  a memorandum of understanding  with Hamilton Insurance Group and Two Sigma Insurance Quantified that is designed to further their investment in the technology platform Attune and to advance data-driven underwriting. …

Catalina Buys Hartford Financial Products Int’l, Downlands Liability Management

Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Catalina Holdings UK Ltd., has completed its acquisition of Hartford Financial Products International Ltd. and Downlands Liability Management Ltd. from The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. The acquisition of HFPI …

Aon Buys International Benefits Brokerage Portfolio of Mayfair Group

Aon plc announced it has completed its acquisition of the international health and benefits brokerage portfolio of Mayfair Group, a solutions provider to Indian multinational companies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Aon now will assume responsibility for all …

Aon Buys Provider of Talent Measurement & Psychometric Assessment

Aon plc announced it has acquired Hamburg, Germany-based “cut-e”, a specialist in online talent assessments. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “At a time when the global workforce is shrinking, workforce engagement is on the decline and turnover …

Gateway-Acentria of Florida Acquires L&S Insurance of Fort Lauderdale

Gateway-Acentria Insurance has merged with L&S Insurance and Financial Services, Inc., based out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. L&S is a full service independent insurance agency specializing in personal lines coverage, such as home, auto, flood and more. The current L&S …

Aon Sells Outsourcing Platform to Focus on Data, Analytics Investments

Aon announced it has completed the sale of its benefits administration and HR business process outsourcing (BPO) platform to private equity funds affiliated with New York-based Blackstone for a cash consideration of $4.3 billion at closing, and an additional consideration …

A.M. Best Upgrades Aviabel’s Ratings After AXIS Acquisition

A.M. Best has removed from under review with positive implications and upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a” from “a-” of Compagnie Belge d’Assurances Aviation S.A. (Aviabel). The …

AIG Completes Sale of Japanese Life Unit to FWD Group

American International Group announced it has successfully completed the sale of AIG Fuji Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (AFLI) to FWD Group, the insurance arm of Pacific Century Group. The terms of the deal, which was originally announced in November 2016, …

UK’s Aviva Buys Remaining 50% Share in Vietnam Joint Venture

Aviva plc has acquired VietinBank’s entire 50 percent shareholding in its life insurance joint venture VietinBank Aviva Life Insurance Ltd. Aviva also has signed a new distribution agreement with VietinBank to sell life and health insurance products through VietinBank’s network …

China’s Ant Financial Raises Bid for Fintech Firm, MoneyGram, by 36%

China’s Ant Financial has sweetened its bid for MoneyGram International Inc by 36 percent, beating a rival offer to gain approval from the U.S. electronic payment firm’s board, although it still faces regulatory hurdles. Ant, the finance affiliate of Alibaba …