Total insurance industry deals worth $5.4bn were announced globally for July 2021, with the $2.2bn private equity deal with SAFG Retirement Services being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 14.04% over the previous month of $4.7bn and a drop of 10.2% when compared with the last 12-month average of $5.97bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 39.47% with 53 deals in July 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 38 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $3.03bn in July 2021.

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insurance industry deals in July 2021: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 74.7% of the overall value during July 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $4.01bn, against the overall value of $5.4bn recorded for the month.

The top five insurance industry deals of July 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Blackstone Group $2.2bn private equity deal for 9.9% stake in SAFG Retirement

2) The $594.27m acquisition of Liberty Holdings by Standard Bank Group

3) Embark Group $541.39m acquisition deal with Lloyds Banking Group

4) The $272m acquisition of Ark Life Assurancedac by Irish Life Group

5) InTelCo Management $398m acquisition deal with Delticus Holdco