Business Moves & Mergers News

Lloyd’s to Open India Branch Ahead of April Renewals

Lloyd’s, the specialist insurance and reinsurance market, announced plans to open a reinsurance branch in India, in time for the April major reinsurance renewals, following final regulatory approval from the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India (IRDAI). This will enable …

Zurich to Cut 240 UK Jobs as Life, General Insurance Arms Combine

Zurich Insurance Group AG plans to slash about 240 jobs in the UK as part of broader efforts to bring its Life and General Insurance division under a single leadership team. Zurich disclosed the new UK structure on Jan. 19, following …

Aon in Talks to Sell Benefits Outsourcing Division: Reuters

Insurance broker Aon Plc is in advanced talks to sell its employee benefits outsourcing unit to buyout firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC for nearly $4.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The divestiture would undo much …

Skuld Purchases SMA/Gerling Norway, Now Renamed Skuld Marine Agency

Skuld announced that on Jan. 12, 2017 it has completed its acquisition of SMA/Gerling Norway, which has been renamed Skuld Marine Agency (SMA). Skuld is now the owner of 100 percent of SMA shares, “free of any encumbrances,” the company …

Allianz & Standard Chartered Form Bancassurance Partnership in Asia

Standard Chartered Bank and Allianz have formed a 15-year bancassurance partnership for the distribution of Allianz’s general insurance products, including travel, personal accident, fire and motor insurance products, to Standard Chartered’s retail banking clients in five key markets across Asia. …

USI Acquires Ohio’s Diversified Insurance Service

USI Insurance Services (USI) has acquired Diversified Insurance Service, a risk management and employee benefits firm headquartered in Elmore, Ohio. Founded in 1948, Diversified Insurance Service provides personal risk, commercial and employee benefits products for clients throughout Ohio. Terms of …

White Mountain’s OneBeacon Reported to Be Up for Sale

OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd., the specialty insurer controlled by White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd., is exploring a sale, people familiar with the matter said. The Bermuda-based company recently began working with Credit Suisse Group AG to solicit offers from rival …

NFP Acquires City Securities Insurance in Indiana

New York-based insurance broker and consultant, NFP, has acquired City Securities Insurance LLC in Indianapolis. The transaction closed on Dec. 30, 2016. City Securities Insurance is a full service property/casualty and benefits insurance consultant with a special focus on the …

Aon Completes Acquisition of Brazil Health & Benefits Firm, Admix

Aon announced it has completed its acquisition of Admix, the São Paulo, Brazil-based health and benefits brokerage and solutions firm. Financial terms were not disclosed. “Admix’s brokerage and operational platform combined with Aon’s world-class actuarial, brokerage, and consulting capabilities creates the …

Lloyd’s Moves Closer to Forming EU Subsidiary to Prepare for Brexit

Lloyd’s of London will make an announcement on its new European subsidiary by the middle of April at the latest, its Chairman John Nelson said on Tuesday, as it prepares for Britain’s exit from the European Union. The world’s largest …