2020 M&A News

HSBC Buys AXA Singapore for $575M in Push to Fuel Expansion Across Southeast Asia

HSBC Holdings Plc agreed to buy AXA Singapore for $575 million in a push to build a global wealth hub in Singapore and fuel its expansion across Southeast Asia amid increasing tension in China. The acquisition will give HSBC the …

Arch Capital Group Closes $700 Million Acquisition of Watford Holdings

Bermuda-based Arch Capital Group Ltd., along with investment partners Kelso & Company and Warburg Pincus, announced the completion of the previously disclosed acquisition of Watford Holdings Ltd. Watford and Arch originally announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement on …

Aviva Sells Italian Businesses to Allianz and CNP in 2 Deals Totaling $1.1 Billion

Aviva Plc has exited its Italian businesses in a pair of deals totaling 873 million euros ($1.1 billion) as the UK insurer continues to pivot to its core markets. CNP Assurances and Allianz SE bought the London-based firm’s Italian life …

Next Insurance to Acquire Affinity Agency AP Intego

Digital commercial insurance company Next Insurance has agreed to acquire AP Intego, a Massachusetts-based digital insurance agency providing small commercial insurance products. Through its platform, AP Intego offers property/casualty insurance including pay-as-you-go workers’ compensation to the small business customers of …

Cinven and GIC Complete Purchase of UK Broker Miller from Willis Towers Watson

Cinven, the international private equity firm, and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, have completed the acquisition of leading specialist insurance and re/insurance broker, Miller, from Willis Towers Watson. The acquisition was first announced in November 2020. Although financial details of …

Specialty Re/insurer SiriusPoint Launches with More Than $3 Billion in Capital

SiriusPoint Ltd., the Bermuda-based international specialty insurance and reinsurance company, has launched today with more than $3 billion in initial capital. The company was created from the merger of specialty reinsurer Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. and Sirius International Insurance Group …

UK’s Aviva to Sell French Business for $3.9 Billion, Continuing Core-Market Strategy

Aviva Plc agreed to sell its French business for 3.2 billion euros ($3.9 billion), the largest deal so far in Chief Executive Officer Amanda Blanc’s push to streamline the UK insurer. The unit was sold to French mutual insurer Aema …

Australia Regulator Raises Antitrust Concerns over $30B Aon-Willis Towers Watson Deal

Australia’s competition regulator on Thursday raised initial concerns over Aon’s $30 billion bid for Willis Towers Watson to create the world’s largest insurance broker, close on the heels of a similar move by EU antitrust regulators. The merger could significantly …

Done Deal: Bold Penguin Is Now a Subsidiary of American Family

Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance has closed the deal on acquiring the digital exchange Bold Penguin that serves small businesses. The Bold Penguin technology is used by insurance agents, brokers and other distributors to match, quote and bind policies from …

UK Lawmakers to Investigate Bain Capital’s Bid for LV= Businesses: Guardian

A group of UK lawmakers will investigate Bain Capital’s 530 million pound ($728 million) deal for Liverpool Victoria Financial Services’ savings & retirement and protection businesses, the Guardian reported. Members of the parliamentary group are concerned about the impact the …