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March 8, 2019

Insurance M&As in January 2019 total $1.79bn globally

Total insurance M&A deals in January 2019 worth $1.79bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 57.6% over the previous month and a drop of 67.4% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $5.49bn.

Comparing deals activity in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.2bn. At the country level, the United States topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.2bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for insurance M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in January 2019 was the United States with 25 deals, followed by the United Kingdom with 7 and Germany with 2.

Insurance M&A deals in January 2019: Top deals

The top five insurance M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during January 2019.

The combined value of the top four insurance M&A deals stood at $1.79bn, against the overall value of $1.79bn recorded for the month.

The top announced insurance M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in January 2019 was Protective Life & Annuity Insurance and Protective Life Insurance’s $1.2bn asset transaction with Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance.

In second place was Arthur J. Gallagher’s acquisition of Stackhouse Poland Group for $350.77m and in third place was Markerstudy’s $238.85m acquisition of Co-op Insurance.

PT Suryasono Sentosa’s $1.4m acquisition of QBE Indonesia held fourth position.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.

 

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.

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