Mergers and Acquisitions News

Insurance Associations AAMGA, NAPSLO Move Forward with Merger Talks

A possible merger of the nation’s two major excess and surplus lines organizations is on track. The American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA) and the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) said they are moving forward with …

Aon Agrees to Buy Brazil Health & Benefits Broker and Solutions Firm, Admix

Aon announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Admix, a leading health and benefits brokerage and solutions firm in Brazil. Financial terms of the agreement, which was announced on Nov. 25, were not disclosed and the acquisition is subject to …

Vienna Insurance Group Completes Purchase of AXA’s Serbian Operations

Vienna Insurance Group announced it has completed the purchase of AXA’s Serbian companies. In July 2016 Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) signed a share purchase agreement for acquisition of the non-life company AXA Nezivotno Osiguranje a.d.o. Beograd and life company AXA …

AXIS Capital Buys Belgium-Based Specialty Aviation Re/Insurer Aviabel

Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced it has agreed to acquire general aviation insurance and reinsurance leader Aviabel, in a move that is designed to increase the company’s scale and relevance in the global aviation market. The “Aviabel” brand, including …

Acrisure, Genstar Complete $2.9B Management-Led Buyout

Acrisure LLC, a national insurance brokerage based in Grand Rapids, Mich., and private equity firm Genstar Capital announced the completion of a previously announced management-led buyout of the company. The $2.9 billion transaction was led by Greg Williams, Acrisure’s chief …

ANZ’s Life Unit Attracts Interest from Suitors in Japan & Hong Kong: Sources

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group’s sale of its life insurance and wealth business, which has been valued at $3.33 billion by the bank, is attracting interest from Japan’s Meiji Yasuda and Hong Kong-based AIA Group, according to people familiar with the …

Verisk Analytics Buys UK’s The GeoInformation Group

Verisk Analytics Inc., the Jersey City, N.J.-based data analytics provider, announced it has acquired The GeoInformation Group, a leader in the field of geographic data solutions based in Cambridge, England. “This acquisition expands Verisk’s footprint in the U.K. as a …

Marsh to Acquire UK-Based Bluefin Insurance from AXA for $369.4M

Marsh announced it has reached agreement with AXA Group to acquire Bluefin Insurance Group Ltd., a subsidiary of AXA UK plc. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017. AXA …

AIG Agrees to Sell Japan Life Business to Hong Kong’s FWD Group

Hong Kong tycoon Richard Li is poised to buy American International Group Inc.’s Fuji Life Insurance Co. business, a deal that marks his FWD Group’s first foray into Japanese insurance. AIG will continue to offer property-casualty coverage in the Asian …

Argo Group to Acquire Ariel Re for $235M

Argo Group International Holdings Ltd., the Bermuda-based underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, announced it has entered an agreement to acquire Ariel Re, an underwriter of global re/insurance business, for approximately $235 million in cash. The acquisition, which is …