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AFG agrees sale of Neon to RiverStone

Completes AFG's exit from the Lloyd's insurance market.

Howden to acquire A-Plan Group

Deal for the highstreet broker will create one of the UK's largest broking groups.

Arch creates new managing agency for Lloyds operations

Arch Underwriting and Barbican Managing Agency merged.

MCI completes MBO from Castel

Specialised casualty underwriting business launched on the Castel MGA platform in 2015.

AJG acquires Louisiana-based crop specialist

The Kirksey Agency operates across the South Central U.S.

Aston Lark acquires Lloyd's broker

Buys professional indemnity broker with 85 staff across four UK offices.

R&Q agrees loss portfolio deal with RenRe syndicate

Will reinsure the casualty reserves for Lloyd’s Syndicate 1458 relating to the 2009 to 2017 years of account.

Chedid Capital to take control of African broker Ascoma

Ascoma has a network of 23 subsidiaries in 21 African countries.

Ed appoints new risk executive

Lock to provide M&A transaction expertise.

Comments

Legacy market relief for COVID-19 woes

DARAG's Dan Linden on why the run-off market is seeing an uptick in enquiries.

M&A covers: After the happy ending

Plenty of excitement surrounds news of a merger or acquisition, but often only part of the story ever makes it into the press.

Editor's comment: Dazed and confused

If the actors of today’s re/insurance market were transposed into the setting of a 1980s high school movie, the plot would definitely be Prom Night.

“Don’t wallow” Greenberg tells Chubb - FREE

Comment: Chubb held an employee meeting on July 20 to discuss its merger deal with Ace, with a guest speaker: Ace’s chairman and CEO Evan Greenberg, who told staff to work with Ace to build on their company’s success.

Editor's comment: Who’s next to get married?

Comment: Whether its brokers, insurers or reinsurers, companies are currently coupling up like amorous teens at a high school dance.

Editorial - overcapitalised or not?

Is the reinsurance sector overcapitalised, or is it instead a case of the world being underinsured?

XL and Catlin agree deal

XL and Catlin have agreed terms for a takeover that should close in the first half of 2015

Fosun agrees to buy Meadowbrook

Chinese holding company Fosun Intl has agreed to buy US insurer Meadowbrook for $433m

Interviews

BGCI: Coronavirus won't halt M&A plans

Broking group eyes opportunities from the Aon-Willis merger, including Miller.

Talanx's industrial insurance evolution

Company profile: German insurance group Talanx, majority owner of Hannover Re, has floated at last. But the group will not use the deal as a springboard for aggressive growth, says the CEO of its industrial insurance unit.

Company profile: Kiln's eastern promise

December's announcement that Japanese insurer Tokio Marine is to buy Kiln ended rampant speculation about who would snap up the Lloyd's insurer. Richard Crump speaks to Charles Franks, CEO of RJ Kiln, about how Kiln feels about its new owners and how the acquisition will affect the firm.

Settling the Scor

From triple-B-range reinsurer on the edge of oblivion to number five reinsurer in the world. French reinsurer Scor has turned its fortunes around and is riding high. Denis Kessler, the firm's larger than life CEO, tells Verena Horne the story behind this remarkable turnaround and his ambitious plans for growth.

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