Aon Willis Towers Watson merger News

Activist Investor Starboard Takes New Stake in Willis, Saying Broker Undervalued

Activist investor Starboard Value disclosed a new position in Willis Towers Watson Plc Thursday, and said it believes the insurance broker could nearly double its share price in the next three years. Jeff Smith, Starboard’s chief executive officer, said Willis …

Activist Investors Starboard Value, Elliott Management Take Stakes in Willis: WSJ Report

Activist investors Starboard Value LP and Elliott Management Corp have taken stakes in insurance broker Willis Towers Watson PLC, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Starboard, Elliot and Willis Towers did not immediately …

While Aon and Willis Were Focused on Merger, Marsh Attracted Producer Talent

While Aon and Willis Towers Watson were trying for many months to land their merger, their competitors were able lure away some of their producer talent – capitalizing on the “distraction and uncertainty” that existed for both brokers. Aon’s proposed …

Sale of Willis Re Still Possible After Collapse of Aon Merger, Gallagher Deal

Insurance broker Willis Towers Watson PLC said on Tuesday it is weighing strategic alternatives for its reinsurance unit, Willis Re, days after a planned sale to rival Arthur J. Gallagher fell through. Willis and broker Aon PLC had planned to …

Aon’s Price Tag for Scrapped Deal to Buy Willis Rises to $1.4B

Insurance broker Aon Plc said on Friday it could have to expend up to $400 million in additional costs tied to the termination of its mega merger deal with Willis Towers Watson, over and above the $1 billion it was …

Aon Launches New Executive Committee Following Decision to Terminate Willis Merger

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, five regions and five shared service …

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

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 “robust enforcement of the antitrust laws.” Aon Plc and …

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

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 statements with the Securities and …

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

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 businesses, and ultimately, for their customers, employees …

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

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 first announced on March 9, 2020 …