Mergers and Acquisitions News

Truman Taylor Insurance Closes, Joins Galveston Insurance Associates

Texas Sen. Larry Taylor, president of Truman Taylor Insurance in Friendswood, is closing his agency after 55 years of operation and joining Galveston Insurance Associates (GIA), effective Dec. 15. GIA has been operating on Galveston Island for 125 years and …

Munich Re to Increase Shareholding in Global Aerospace to 51%

Global Aerospace, the London-based provider of aerospace insurance, announced that Munich Re has agreed to purchase an additional 11 percent of the shares in Global Aerospace Underwriting Managers Ltd., the company that manages the Global Aerospace Pool. Following the acquisition, …

Zurich’s Acquisition of ANZ Life Unit Designed to Boost Dividends

Zurich Insurance Group AG’s decision to acquire the life-insurance businesses of Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. should help Switzerland’s biggest insurer fulfill its ambition to increase its dividend. Already famous as a dividend stock, Zurich signaled last month …

Zurich Insurance to Acquire ANZ’s Life Businesses in Australia for US$2.14B

Zurich Insurance Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of ANZ’s life insurance businesses, OnePath Life, in Australia, for A$2.85 billion (US$2.14 billion). Both parties expect the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, …

Swiss Re Purchases 1.1 Million Life Policies from Legal & General for $873.6M

Swiss Re has agreed to purchase 1.1 million life insurance policies from UK insurer Legal & General Group (L&G) for £650 million ($873.6 million). These policies will be managed by ReAssure, Swiss Re’s closed book life consolidator within the Swiss …

Pension Fund CDPQ Invests More Than $400M in Hyperion Insurance

Hyperion Insurance Group announced that Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), the long-term institutional investor and pension fund, will acquire a significant minority stake in the group. Investing more than US$400 million in new growth equity, CDPQ will …

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Buys UK’s Gatehouse Consulting Ltd.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced the acquisition of London-based Gatehouse Consulting Ltd. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Gatehouse Consulting is a full-service agency offering strategic communications support to UK multinational companies and multinational companies with a UK …

Octo Telematics Buys Usage-Based Insurance Assets of Willis Towers Watson

Octo Telematics, the the London-based provider of telematics for the auto insurance industry, announced it has completed its acquisition of the usage-based insurance (UBI) assets of Willis Towers Watson, which was announced on Oct. 11, 2017. The financial details of …

Randall & Quilter Sells R&Q Managing Agency to U.S. MedMal Insurer Coverys

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. announced it has completed the sale of its Lloyd’s managing agency, R&Q Managing Agency Ltd. (RQMA), to Coverys, a provider of medical professional liability insurance based in Boston, Mass. The agreement between R&Q and …

Aon Switzerland Buys Swiss Broker Unidelta AG

Aon plc has acquired 100 percent interest in Unidelta AG, an insurance broker located in Rapperswil, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Unidelta AG was founded in 2004, and is an independent all-line insurance broker with a strong focus on personal injury management. …