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Aon Launches New Executive Committee Following Decision to Terminate Willis Merger

Jul 28 2021 // Aon plc has introduced a new Aon Executive Committee (AEC), following the broker’s recent decision to terminate its $30 billion acquisition of Willis Towers Watson. The AEC will be comprised of four solution lines,...

White House Calls Nixing of Aon-Willis Deal ‘Robust Enforcement’ of Antitrust Laws

Jul 28 2021 // The White House on Tuesday praised the Justice Department’s successful effort to stop a $30 billion deal that would have created the world’s biggest insurance broker, saying the agency’s work was...

Arthur J. Gallagher Ends $3.6B Deal to Buy Willis Re, After Aon-Willis Merger Scrapped

Jul 27 2021 // Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced it has terminated its May 12, 2021 agreement to acquire Willis Re and certain other Willis Towers Watson operations for $3.57 billion. Both Gallagher and Willis Towers Watson filed...

U.S. AG Garland Hails Aon-Willis Merger Termination as a ‘Victory for Competition’

Jul 26 2021 // U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland today welcomed the decision by insurance brokers Aon and Willis Towers Watson to terminate their planned $30 billion merger. “This is a victory for competition and for American...

Update: Aon and Willis Terminate $30B Merger; Aon to Pay $1B Break-up Fee

Jul 26 2021 // Aon plc and Willis Towers Watson announced that the firms have agreed to terminate their $30 billion business combination agreement and end litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The proposed combination was...

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