Broker Jelf is to acquire Clark Thomson, Scotland’s largest independent insurance broker.
Howden is to acquire a majority stake in a Turkish broker in a move to become one of Turkey’s largest insurance brokers.
Davies Group has bought Randall & Quilter’s Insurance Services and Captive Management Operations for £18.6m.
Acrisure is to acquire the independent reinsurance broker Beach & Associates.
Merger and acquisition activity rebounded in 2017 with completed deal values increasing 170% in the first half of the year, according to Willis Towers Watson.
Denmark’s largest insurance company Tryg is to buy competitor Alka Forsikring for 8.2bn DKr (£1bn).
Allianz and Sri Ayudhya Capital will team up to expand the coverage of life and general insurance business across Thailand.
R&Q has reached an agreement with Prosight Specialty Insurance to manage Syndicate 1110 in run-off.
Specialist insurer, Markel International has acquired EC Insurance Company.
International General Insurance Holdings has appointed Waleed Jabsheh as executive director of its UK board.
Axis has improved its cash offer to acquire Novae to 715 pence per share valuing the Lloyd’s listed insurer at approximately £477.6m.
MS Amlin has appointed Chris Rash as chief finance and operations officer following Richard Hextall’s decision to depart from the company at the end of September this year.
Ex-Bluefin broking managing director, Kenny Hogg, has been appointed regional managing director of Arthur J. Gallagher’s Scottish operations.
Ex-Bluefin CEO Robert Organ will replace Paul Tasker in September of this year.
Matthew Moore will take over as president of Liberty Specialty Markets as Nick Metcalf, president and managing director of the company, steps down.
LV has confirmed that it is in discussions with Allianz regarding a potential sale of a significant minority stake in the insurer’s GI operation.
The boards of Novae and Axis have agreed the terms of sale that will see the Bermuda-based reinsurer take over the Lloyd’s carrier.
German reinsurance giant Hannover Re has completed the acquisition of the UK holding company Argenta Holdings.
Specialty managing general agent Nexus Group has acquired US personal accident treaty reinsurance MGA Zon Re.
Managing general agent Nexus Group has acquired Equinox Global, a registered and approved Lloyd’s Coverholder, and all other Equinox group companies.
Specialist Lloyd’s broker Servca has expanded footprint into Canada, providing regional Canadian brokers with direct access to Lloyd’s of London.
Aquila Underwriting has sold its interest in Vectura Underwriting to the Nexus Group.
Randall & Quilter has sold its Lloyd's managing agency, R&Q Managing Agency, to Coverys, a US-based medical professional liability insurer for $22.6m.
Online retailer Amazon is more likely to compete with aggregators than traditional carriers if it enters the insurance space, experts said.