2017 M&A News

Markel Finalizes Acquisition of State National Companies

Markel Corp. has completed its previously announced acquisition of State National Companies, a specialty provider of property/casualty insurance services that operates two core businesses, program services and lender services. Markel, a Virginia-based in Virginia holding company for insurance, reinsurance and …

Hub to Buy Wells Fargo Crop Insurance Broker Business

Global insurance broker Hub International Limited (Hub) has agreed to acquire the assets of the crop insurance broker business of Wells Fargo Insurance. Terms of the agreement to buy the business, known as Wells Fargo Crop Insurance Agency, were not …

CVS, Aetna Could Close $70B Merger Deal as Soon as December

U.S. pharmacy operator CVS Health Corp. and health insurer Aetna Inc. are working toward finalizing merger terms and announcing a deal for more than $70 billion as early as December, according to people familiar with the matter. The deal would …

XPT Group Acquires Wholesaler WSS and West-Pro of Texas

A new insurance distribution partnership XPT Group reports it has acquired WSS, a Plano, Texas, wholesale broker and managing general agency (MGA) including Western Security Surplus Insurance Brokers Inc. and its managing general underwriting program division West-Pro. The transaction closed …

AmWINS Completes Acquisition of 15 Insurance Programs from Willis Towers Watson

Specialty insurance broker AmWINS Group reported that it has completed the previously-announced acquisition of 15 insurance programs from Willis Towers Watson. Terms were not disclosed. “The programs, product expertise and underwriting talent that we are acquiring from Willis Programs will …

Aon Completes Acquisition of Dutch Broker Unirobe Meeùs Groep

Aon Groep Nederland announced it has completed its acquisition of Unirobe Meeùs Group (UMG) from Aegon for €295 million (343.4 million). The acquisition encompasses the whole of Unirobe Meeùs Group, said Aon, noting that on completion Aon will be the …

Aetna Keeps Quiet About Reported CVS Merger Talks; Net Income Rises 39%

U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc failed to provide any hints on reported merger talks with CVS Health Corp when discussing quarterly results on Tuesday and laid out obstacles to 2018 earnings growth, sending its shares lower. The company reported a …

Aon to Acquire UK-Based Insurance Broker Henderson

Global insurance broker Aon said it will acquire Henderson Insurance Broking Group, an independent UK-based insurance broker. Terms were not disclosed. Aon anticipates completing the acquisition in December. Henderson Insurance Broking Group is one of the UK’s largest independent brokers, …

CVS Health Reported in Talks to Buy Aetna

Aetna Inc. gained in New York trading after the Wall Street Journal reported that CVS Health Corp. is in talks to buy the insurer for more than $66 billion. Aetna jumped 12 percent to $178.60, closing at a record high, …

The Hartford to Buy Aetna Group Life, Disability Business for $1.45 Billion

The Hartford has agreed to acquire Aetna’s U.S. group life and disability business for cash consideration of $1.45 billion. This acquisition enhances The Hartford’s group benefits distribution capabilities and accelerates the company’s technology strategy, according to the announcement. “The transaction …