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DARAG completes LPT transaction with Zurich

Transfer of portfolio given green light by regulators.

Howden report claims M&A insurance capacity crunch ahead

Report based on claims data that stretches back over the past five years.

R&Q acquires Vermont captive

Company, which is now in run-off, wrote workers’ compensation, general and auto liability coverage.

Gallagher acquires Idaho-based firm

Cunnington & Associates focuses on the agriculture, construction, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate and transportation industries.

Searchlight completes on GRP acquisition

Investment firm takes majority stake in consolidator broker, as Mike Bruce takes over as CEO.

Hard market on the way?

A new report claims that the insurers could see prices harden after they weather the impact of COVID-19.

ERGO takes 24.9% stake in Chinese P&C insurer

Deal extends the group's investment in the Chinese market.

R&Q acquires captive run-off book

Washington D.C. captive acted as reinsurer on parent's casualty exposures.

PIB enters reinsurance broking with acquisition

Deal for Marx Re sees consolidator broker expand international presence.

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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May 2020

 

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  • Construction market review
  • LatAm in focus

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