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Swiss Re sells ReAssure to Phoenix in £3.25bn deal

Reinsurer to receive £1.2bn cash payment with the balance of the consideration paid in Phoenix shares.

Aston Lark acquires Irish broker

Acquisition is Goldman Sachs-backed broker’s second in Ireland.

Catalina to buy Asia Capital Re

Catalina intends to use ACR and Singapore as a hub to develop an Asian run-off platform.

SSL Endeavour opens up on plan for new LatAm MGA

Chief Executive says deal with Miami-based Hemispheric Re will stand its new MGA in good stead.

H.W. Kaufman eyes UK expansion after acquisition

CEO says Brexit and a capacity crunch not putting firm off UK buys.

Arch completes Barbican buyout

The deal will boost Arch's presence within the Lloyd's and London market, says chairman and CEO Papadopoulo.

Zurich acquires Indonesia insurer

Global carrier becomes ‘largest international p&c insurer in Indonesia’ with acquisition

AXA XL acquires real estate coverholder

Firm buys business with operations in the UK, Europe, India and the Americas.

Cooper Gay France acquires Tokio Marine Kiln Europe

Combined business to be renamed Cooper Gay, with staff across Belgium, France, Germany, Martinique and the UK.


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


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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