Mergers and Acquisitions News

AXIS Capital Completes Purchase of Novae; Executive Team Announced

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. it has finalized its acquisition of Novae Group plc, which creates a $2 billion insurer in London and a top ten re/insurer at Lloyd’s, with 2016 global gross written premiums of $6 billion. The $611.5 million …

Acquiring Insurers Underperformed in 2016: Willis Towers Watson

Research from Willis Towers Watson published earlier this month revealed that insurers doing acquisitions in 2016 underperformed in comparison to peers that stayed away from M&A. WTW used a performance measure based on share price changes for the comparison. Noting …

Octo Telematics to Buy Usage-Based Insurance Assets of Willis Towers Watson; Partnership Announced

Octo Telematics, the London-based provider of telematics for the auto insurance industry, announced it will acquire the usage-based insurance (UBI) assets of Willis Towers Watson and will create a partnership with the broker to develop insurance products. These UBI assets …

Buffett’s Berkshire to Buy 9% Stake in Italian Insurer Cattolica

Warren Buffett is expanding his wager on Italy. The billionaire’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Thursday it agreed to buy about 9 percent of Italian insurer Societa Cattolica di Assicurazioni Scrl from Banca Popolare di Vicenza SpA, one of two failed …

Japan’s MS&AD to Invest $1B in Swiss Re’s UK Unit, ReAssure Jersey One

Japan’s MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings Inc said on Friday it had agreed with Swiss Re AG to invest 800 million pounds ($1.05 billion) to take a stake of up to 15 percent in UK-based ReAssure Jersey One Ltd. MS&AD and …

AIG to Sell Medical Stop-Loss Operations to Tokio Marine HCC

Tokio Marine HCC plans to acquire the medical stop-loss operations of American International Group (AIG). Neither side is disclosing financial terms in the deal, which is expected to close on Oct. 15. But the operations in question produce $350 million …

AXIS Capital to Complete Acquisition of Novae Group in October

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. said it will complete its acquisition of London-based Novae Group plc in two phases, beginning with the acquisition of Novae shares, which is expected on Oct. 2, 2017. This will be followed by management control and …

AIA Buys Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Life Insurance Business for A$3.8B

AIA Group Ltd. agreed to buy Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s life insurance business for A$3.8 billion (more than $3 billion), in its most ambitious foray beyond the Hong Kong-based company’s core markets in Asia. AIA will team up with Commonwealth …

Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires Sweden’s Nordic Forsakring & Riskhantering

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced the acquisition of Nordic Försäkring & Riskhantering AB (Nordic), located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1991, Nordic is a retail insurance broker offering a broad range of …

Markel to Acquire UK Building Services Insurer EC Insurance Co.

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurer and Markel Corp. subsidiary, plans to acquire the business of EC Insurance Co. Ltd. (ECIC). Sevenoaks, England-based ECIC, whose ultimate parent is the Electrical Contractors’ Association, provides a wide range of insurance products for …