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Helvetia acquires 70% stake in Caser

Swiss insurer expands European presence paying €780m for majority stake in Spanish firm.

Davies adds insurance law division with acquisition

Legal solutions to become fourth arm of HGGC-backed group.

Darag agrees multi-national loss portfolio transfer deal

Legacy acquirer takes on U.S. general liability book with over $100m in reserves.

Tysers takes minority stake in Bermuda MGA

Helix claims to be the first multi-line independent MGA in Bermuda.

AXA XL completes ACS and AXA Art merger

Decision to merge the units designed to 'streamline processes' according to CEO.

Beach enters A&H with U.S. acquisition

Atlanta-based reinsurance broker will operate under the Beach brand.

Integro completes RFIB acquisition

Deal takes group to handling almost $3bn of insurance premium.

Gallagher buys stake in Malaysian broker

Kuala Lumpur-based firm specialises in aviation risk.

Optio acquires Newbridge Risk Partners

MGA covers political violence and terrorism risks in emerging markets around the globe.

Comments

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

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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