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May 1, 2019

Insurance industry M&A deals in Q1 2019 total $589.62m in UK

Total insurance industry M&A deals in Q1 2019 worth $589.62m were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 89% over the previous quarter and a drop of 88.9% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $5.29bn.

The UK held a 27% share of the global insurance industry M&A deal value that totalled $2.19bn in Q1 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 20 deals during Q1 2019, marking a decrease of 35% over the previous quarter and a drop of 33.3% over the last four-quarter average.

UK insurance industry M&A deals in Q1 2019: Top deals

The top two insurance industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during Q1 2019.

The combined value of the top two insurance industry M&A deals stood at $589.62m, against the overall value of $589.62m recorded for the quarter. The top announced insurance industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q1 2019 was Arthur J. Gallagher &’s $350.77m acquisition of Stackhouse Poland Group.

In second place was the $238.85m acquisition of Co-op Insurance by Markerstudy.

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.

 

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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