Total life insurance industry deals worth $2bn were announced globally for January 2022, with the $539.72m acquisition of BGL Insurance being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 2453.8% over the previous month of $79.49m and a drop of 40.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $3.43bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 3.23% with 30 deals in January 2022 when compared to the last 12-month average of 31 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $945.73m in January 2022.

life insurance industry deals in January 2022: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 61.7% of the overall value during January 2022.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $1.25bn, against the overall value of $2bn recorded for the month.

The top five life insurance industry deals of January 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Markerstudy Insurance Services $539.72m acquisition deal with BGL Insurance

2) The $253m private equity deal with American Equity Investment Life Holding by Brookfield Asset Management Reinsurance Partners

3) Huatai Securities and ORIX $200m acquisition deal with FWD Group Management

4) The $190m venture financing of Accelerant Holdings by Altamont Capital Partners,Deer Park Holdings,Eldridge Industries,Marshall Wace and MS&AD Ventures

5) Ithan Creek Master Investors and Wellington Hadley Harbor $70m venture financing deal with Go Digit General Insurance