Mergers and Acquisitions News

Group Led by Yunfeng Financial to Buy MassMutual’s Asia Unit for $1.7B

A group led by Yunfeng Financial Group Ltd., the company backed by billionaire Jack Ma, agreed to buy an Asian unit from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. to add insurance products to the array of financial services it offers to …

Global Insurance M&A in H1 Drops to Lowest Point in 2 Years: Clyde & Co.

The volume of completed mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the global insurance industry continued dropping during the first six months of 2017 to 170 deals, compared to 186 deals reported for the second half of 2016, according to Clyde & …

Generali Agrees to Sell Panama Business to ASSA for US$172 Million

Generali has entered into an agreement to sell its Panama business to ASSA Compañía de Seguros S.A., for US$172 million, continuing its strategy to focus on core businesses. Under the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, Trieste-based Generali has …

Aon Agrees to Buy Dutch Broker Unirobe Meeùs Groep from Aegon for $347.9M

Aon Groep Nederland announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Utrecht-based broker Unirobe Meeùs Groep (UMG) from Aegon for €295 million ($347.9 million). The transaction is subject to works council advice and approval by the Dutch regulators, and …

Travelers Completes Purchase of UK Small Business Insurer, Simply Business

The Travelers Cos. has completed its previously announced acquisition of Simply Business, a provider of small business insurance cover in the United Kingdom, which offers products online on behalf of a broad panel of carriers. London-based Simply Business has more …

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Buys Canadian Broker GPL Assurance

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced the acquisition of GPL Assurance Inc. (GPL), located in Montreal, Quebec. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1968, GPL is a retail insurance broker offering commercial property and casualty services to …

ONI Risk Partners Acquires Green Owens Insurance in Indiana

ONI Risk Partners (ONI), headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., is acquiring Franklin, Ind.-based Green Owens Insurance (Green Owens). In business since 1979, the Green Owens team joins ONI’s 300-plus insurance professionals serving business and individual clients throughout Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. …

OPTIS Partners: Insurance Agency Mergers, Acquisitions Still Going Strong

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) among North American insurance agencies continued at a strong pace during the second quarter of 2017, with 135 reported transactions in the second three months of 2017, Chicago-based OPTIS Partners reports. There were 185 deals in …

Insurer Ageas to Sell 50% Stake in Italian Bancassurer to BNP Paribas

Brussels-based insurer Ageas announced it has reached an agreement with BNP Paribas Cardif to sell its stake in Cargeas Assicurazioni (CARGEAS), a non-life, Italian bancassurer, which provides health, homeowner, automobile and credit insurance to individuals and businesses. Ageas and BNP …

Berkshire Hathaway Eyes Buying Stake in IRB Brasil Resseguros: Sources

Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the firm run by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, is in talks to buy a stake in Latin America’s biggest reinsurer, IRB Brasil Resseguros SA, after an initial public offering of stock, according to two people with direct …