In the global life insurance industry, there were 22 M&A deals announced in Q1 2024, worth a total value of $1.9bn, according to GlobalData’s Deals Database. The $1.2bn minority acquisition of UnipolSai Assicurazioni by Unipol Gruppo was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. GlobalData’s Insurance Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes in Q1 2024 report helps understand the transformative themes fueling M&A activity in the insurance industry. Buy the report here.

In value terms, M&A activity decreased by 74% in Q1 2024 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $7.3bn and rose by 285% as compared to Q1 2023. Related deal volume remained flat in Q1 2024 versus the previous quarter and was 29% higher than in Q1 2023.

Notably, foreign direct investments (fdi)-related deals accounted for a 27% share of the global life insurance industry’s M&A activity in Q1 2024, registering a flat growth over the previous quarter.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q1 2024 were Gunner & Co; Jefferies Financial Group; PKF Littlejohn with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q1 2024 were Chiomenti; Locke Lord; Temple Bright with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

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This content was updated on 23 April 2024

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GlobalData’s Deals Database tracks global deal activity, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. Proprietary analysis is used to group deals into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Deal type includes Acquisition, Asset transactions and Mergers.