Aon Willis Towers Watson merger News

Aon, Willis Towers Watson Shareholders Approve Merger

Shareholders of insurance brokers Aon and Willis Towers Watson have approved all of the proposals necessary to complete their previously announced combination, the firms announced. Aon intends to combine with Willis in an all-stock deal valued at about $30 billion …

Leading Proxy Advisory Firms Recommend Shareholders Approve Aon, WTW Merger

Aon plc and Willis Towers Watson announced that two leading proxy advisory firms have recommended that shareholders vote in favor of the companies’ proposed combination. Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) said the strategic rationale of the merger is sound. AON …

Willis Towers Watson Faces Shareholder Lawsuits in U.S. Over Sale to Aon

There have been at least three shareholder lawsuits filed over the mega-deal that would have insurance broker Aon acquire rival Willis Towers Watson. The suits allege that Willis and its directors breached their fiduciary duties under U.S. securities laws by …

In Volatile Times, Willis Towers Watson Deal ‘More Important Than Ever:’ Aon CEO Case

Aon reaffirmed its commitment to the acquisition of Willis Towers Watson in a report of its first quarter results. “Our Aon United Strategy and pending combination with Willis Towers Watson are more important than ever as we focus on accelerating …

Willis Towers Watson Postpones Planned Sale of Miller Insurance

Willis Towers Watson is postponing its planned sale of its London wholesale broker subsidiary, Miller Insurance Services. “Given the current COVID-19 outbreak and associated uncertainty, we have paused our current efforts to explore strategic alternatives for Miller. WTW and Miller …

Global M&A Plunges 28% in Q1 as Coronavirus Hits Economies

Global mergers and acquisitions activity plunged 28% in the first quarter to its lowest level since 2016 as the devastating economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March, compounding a slow start to the year for dealmakers. Deal …

Aon and Willis Towers Watson Say Merger Is All About ‘Getting Better, Not Bigger’

There are several talking points that are evident about the planned merger of broking giants Aon and Willis Towers Watson. First, it’s not about getting bigger; it’s about getting better. And, second, it’s about addressing unmet client needs. But it …

Aon to Buy Willis Towers Watson

Global insurance brokers Aon and Willis Towers Watson announced a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock transaction with an implied combined equity value of approximately $80 billion. Under the terms of the agreement unanimously approved by the boards of …