Mergers and Acquisitions News

Chinese Industrial Firms Will Lead Insurance M&A in 2016, to Grow Beyond Asia

China’s biggest industrial companies want to buy insurers in 2016 as they seek to grow outside Asia as the domestic economy slows and falling insurance rates prompt more firms to do deals, according to Willis Towers Watson Plc. “We’ve been pretty active …

Ryan Specialty Completes Purchase of M&A Specialist Hunter George & Partners

Ryan Specialty Group, the Chicago-based global specialty insurance services business, has completed its acquisition of Hunter George & Partners Ltd., the London-based specialist managing general agent, focused on providing insurance solutions for mergers and acquisitions. The deal, which was previously …

Hub International Acquires Illinois-Based Columbian Agency

Insurance brokerage Hub International Limited (Hub) has acquired operations assets of the Columbian Agency (Columbian), based in New Lenox, Ill. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Columbian operations specialize in providing commercial lines insurance and surety bond solutions for the …

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Completes Acquisition of ‘MS Amlin’

Lloyd’s of London insurer Amlin plc announced the completion of its acquisition by Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings Inc., following receipt of regulatory and legal approvals. MSI has acquired the entire …

M&A to Intensify as Insurers Hunt for Top-Line Growth: Willis Towers Watson

The competition for attractive assets will intensify in the next three years as the majority of insurers (82 percent) plan to acquire, while only one-third intend to divest, according to a survey of senior insurance executives conducted by Willis Towers …

UK’s Aviva to Buy Royal Bank of Canada Unit for North America Expansion

Aviva Plc, the U.K.’s second-biggest insurer by market value, agreed to buy a home and auto insurer from Royal Bank of Canada for C$582 million ($402 million) to expand in North America. The purchase will increase Aviva’s policy sales in …

Texas-Based American Underwriting Managers Acquired by U.S. Risk

U.S. Risk Insurance Group Inc., has acquired Southlake, Texas-based managing general agency and wholesale insurance broker, American Underwriting Managers (AUM). For 17 years AUM has served the needs of retail insurance agents and insureds alike primarily in Texas and surrounding …

USI Insurance Acquires Healthcare Liability Solutions in Houston

USI Insurance Services (USI) has acquired Healthcare Liability Solutions LLC (HLS), located in Houston, Texas. HLS is a property and casualty brokerage firm dedicated to customizing insurance programs for healthcare organizations and providers specializing in professional liability insurance. Terms of …

Liberty Mutual Completes Chile M&A; Cámbara Named CEO of Chile Operations

Liberty Mutual Insurance named Fernando Cámbara Lodigiani as CEO of its Chile operations following its acquisition of approximately 99.6 percent of Compañía de Seguros Generales Penta Security S.A. (Penta Security). Together with its existing company, Liberty Compañía de Seguros Generales …

France’s CNP Assurances in Talks to Buy BTG’s Brazil Insurance Units

French insurer CNP Assurances has entered exclusive talks with Grupo BTG Pactual SA to buy its 51 percent stake in Brazilian insurer Pan Seguros, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. CNP Assurances has offered 1.6 billion Brazilian reais ($396 million) …