2017 mergers and acquisitions News

Willis Towers Watson Plans to Acquire French Aviation Broker, OAAGC

Willis Towers Watson has entered into exclusive negotiations with OAAGC, the French aviation brokerage, to acquire its team and book of business. Paris-based OAAGC (Office d’Assurances Aériennes G. de Cugnac) was founded in 1898 and its team of 16 is …

Insurance CEOs More Concerned Than Others About Disrupters: PwC

Insurance CEOs are more concerned than leaders in other industries about combined disruptive threats to their revenue growth prospects, according to findings from the 20th annual “PwC Global CEO Survey.” PwC polled 95 insurance CEOs from 39 countries, who expect to …

Markel to Acquire Surety Company SureTec for $250 Million

Markel Corp. has agreed to acquire surety firm SureTec for approximately $250 million, inclusive of a three-year earn out. SureTec is one of the largest privately owned surety companies in the U.S. SureTec’s largest subsidiary, SureTec Insurance Co., is rated …

Intesa’s Generali Gamble Carries Risks for Predator and Prey

An expected bid by Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s biggest retail bank, for the country’s largest insurance company is a bold gamble that has stunned the cozy world of Italian finance and carries risks for both predator and prey. The extent of what Intesa …

Allianz Weighs Acquisition of Australia’s QBE: Sources

Germany’s Allianz has made an informal takeover approach to QBE Insurance, Australia’s biggest insurer, but has not named a price, sources told Reuters on Monday. Shares in QBE closed flat after rising by up to 5 percent, while Allianz was …

Insurity Acquires Valen Analytics

Valen Analytics has been acquired by Insurity, a Connecticut-based company that supplies software, data processing and analytics for property/casualty insurers. Neither side disclosed financial terms. Valen is perhaps best known for its InsureRight Platform and its predictive analytic products designed …

Intesa’s Interest in Generali Merger Has ‘No Obvious Logic’: Opinion

Intesa Sanpaolo SpA’s interest in combining with insurer Assicurazioni Generali SpA has no obvious logic to it. If the lender has a cunning plan to make it work, it needs to reveal it. For now, Intesa says simply that it’s …

Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Confirms It Is Eyeing a Merger with Generali

Intesa Sanpaolo SpA said it’s considering a merger with Assicurazioni Generali SpA, a deal that would reshape Italy’s financial industry by combining its second-biggest bank and largest insurer. “Possible industrial combinations with Assicurazioni Generali are currently being examined by the …

Opinion: Does an Allianz-Generali Merger Make Sense? Perhaps Not…

The last time Italian insurer Assicurazioni Generali SpA was rumoured to be in play, the supposed bidder, France’s AXA SA, said such a costly and complex deal would “make no sense at all.” This time, the interest comes from an …

Verisk Analytics Buys UK-Based Arium, a Liability Risk Modeling Firm

Verisk Analytics Inc., the Jersey City, N.J.-based data analytics provider, has acquired Arium, an independent company specializing in liability risk modeling and decision support. London-based Arium will become part of AIR Worldwide (AIR), a Verisk Analytics business, and will enable …