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Insurance mergers to spike in 2017 – KPMG

Eighty-four percent of insurance companies globally are planning to make between one and three acquisitions in 2017, according to a study by consultancy KPMG.

Beazley buys Canada’s Creechurch MGA

Creechurch’s 30 strong team will remain based in their existing Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver offices, Beazley said.

Marsh completes J Smith Lanier deal

Marsh & McLennan Agency announced it has completed its acquisition of J Smith Lanier.

Liberty pays $3bn to buy Ironshore

The deal to buy Ironshore from Fosun is expected to close in the first half of 2017.

Marsh buys UK broker Bluefin

The acquisition of Axa UK-owned broker and managing agent Bluefin is expected to close in Q1 2017.

PCI: Judge Gen Re tie-up in five years: Sapnar

The measure of whether Gen Re’s underwriting partnership with TransRe is a success will be whether the arrangement lasts longer than the initial five-year agreement, the latter’s president and chief executive believes.

PCI: Willis Towers Watson merger boosts Willis Re’s capab...

Much has been written about how the combined operations of Willis and Towers Watson will fare, but one aspect of the business that little has been heard about is Willis Re.

Analyze Re to merge with AIR in Verisk cat models merger

Two US re/insurance data analytics and risk modelling firms have united in a new merger deal.

XL Catlin buys Australian coverholder

Brooklyn, a Sydney-based underwriting agency and Lloyd’s coverholder, has been bought by XL Group.

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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