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CMA launches merger inquiry into Gallagher-Willis Re deal

The Competition and Markets Authority has opened a merger inquiry into Arthur J Gallagher buying Willis Towers Watson’s treaty reinsurance business looking at whether the proposed deal will lead to a lessening of competition in the UK market.

Gallagher to buy Willis Re for up to $4bn

Gallagher has agreed to pay up to $4bn (£2.9bn) for Willis Re's treaty reinsurance brokerage operations, reviving the deal that was called off when Aon’s takeover of Willis Towers Watson collapsed.

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