Articles by Katherine Chiglinsky, Ed Hammond and Dinesh Nair

Chubb’s Offer to Acquire Rival Hartford: $23.2 Billion

Chubb Ltd., the global insurer led by Evan Greenberg, proposed an acquisition of Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. for about $23.2 billion in cash and stock in what could be one of the industry’s biggest deals in years. The New …

Finland’s Sampo Oyj Explores Cash Offer of UK Insurer Hastings

Finnish insurance group Sampo Oyj is exploring an entry into the UK market with a potential bid for general insurer Hastings Group Holdings Plc. Sampo and Hastings’s biggest shareholder, Rand Merchant Investment Holdings Ltd., have approached the London-listed insurer about …

UK Insurer Admiral Weighs Sale of Price Comparison Platform

UK car and home insurer Admiral Group Plc is considering a potential sale of its price comparison platform Penguin Portals, according to people familiar with the matter. The FTSE 100 company is working with boutique advisory firm Houlihan Lokey Inc. …

Oman Insurance Considers Making Bid for AXA’s Middle East Operations

Oman Insurance Co. PSC is considering making a bid for the Middle Eastern operations of French insurer AXA SA, according to people familiar with the matter. The company that’s backed by Dubai-based bank Mashreq PSC is working with Barclays Plc …

AXA Reviews Potential Sale of Middle Eastern Operations: Sources

AXA SA is considering options for its Middle Eastern operations including a potential sale, as Chief Executive Officer Thomas Buberl continues to streamline the operations of Europe’s second-largest insurer, people familiar with the matter said. The French insurer is working …

J.C. Flowers Considers Sale of Its French Loan Insurance Broker CEP

J.C. Flowers & Co, the U.S. investment and financial services-focused private equity firm, is reviving plans for a potential sale of its French loan insurance broker Financiere CEP, according to people familiar with the matter. The firm is considering various …

China’s Fosun Considers Sale of German Insurer Frankfurter Leben: Sources

Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd. is exploring options including a potential sale for its German insurance business Frankfurter Leben Holding GmbH, people with knowledge of the matter said. Fosun has held talks with potential advisers about options for Frankfurter Leben, …

U.K. Investment Firm Centricus Forms Insurance Venture with Ex-Goldman Partner

Centricus, the U.K. investment firm that helped SoftBank Group Corp. raise its $100 billion Vision Fund, is entering the insurance industry by forming a joint venture with former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. partner Chris Milner. The new venture with Milner’s …

Allianz Explores Deal with Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management Arm: Sources

Allianz SE is exploring the possibility of a combination of its asset management arm with Deutsche Bank AG’s DWS Group to create a national champion in active money management, according to people familiar with the matter. The Munich-based insurer is …

The Story Behind the Aon and Willis Towers Watson Deal that Died a Quick Death

It’s not often that you hear about a $24 billion deal brewing in the financial services industry. It’s even rarer that it goes from confirmation to breakup in less than a day. On Tuesday afternoon, Aon Plc confirmed a Bloomberg …