The easy answer to the question “when is a consolidator not a consolidator” is when nobody is being bought. Phil Barton and Stuart Reid spoke to Post senior reporter Emmanuel Kenning about their latest venture Partners&.
Gallagher CEO Pat Gallagher has urged brokers “anywhere around the globe” to consider his firm as a merger partner, despite disruption posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The value of the Aon and Willis Towers Watson merger has “ironically” been reinforced by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Aon CEO Greg Case said on Friday.
Phil Barton, CEO of newly formed Partners&, has forecast that the business can grow from 140 staff and £65m in gross written premium to 350 people earning £50m of revenue within five years without further buys.
Aon will cut the pay of 70% of its staff and slice executive pay packets as it seeks to preserve jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, but the broking giant’s decision to go ahead with a May dividend payment seems at odds with its message.
I'd like to tell you in my spare time this week I've learnt a new language or picked up a new skill but in the true spirit of staying indoors we've mostly been bingeing on Disney Plus, with the Aladdin remake a firm favourite.
One Sure Insurance, which has purchased in-administration Staveley Head's intellectual property and renewal rights, will look to place the majority of its new buy’s customers with A-rated insurers.
Former Jelf boss Phil Barton is set to return to the market as CEO of Partners &, a private-equity backed broker that brings together five broking houses operating across the South East, South West and Midlands.
Mark Eastham, Avantia CEO, has dismissed rumours that the company is for sale.
On the first Friday in April it is hard to remember what the first Friday in March was truly like. To misquote: that past was a foreign country, we did things differently then.
Post gathers feedback from across the industry on what Aon’s takeover of Willis – to create the biggest broker in the world – will mean for the market
The deal struck between broking giants Aon and Willis Towers Watson to combine to form the world’s largest insurance broker is unlikely to be jeopardised by the coronavirus pandemic, a corporate advisory expert has told Post.
Legal expenses insurer Arc Legal is aiming to capitalise on developments around whiplash reforms and fixed recoverable costs in commercial disputes, following the integration of fellow Amtrust subsidiary Composite Legal Expenses.
Private equity backer Dunedin has exited Kingsbridge following its sale to Pennsylvania-based NSM Insurance.
Aspen Insurance has reported an operating loss after tax of $48.4m (£39.7m), which it says is driven by costs relating to the acquisition of the company by Apollo Global Management, restructuring costs, reserve strengthening, unrealised investment losses…
Mazars has forecast that the Competition and Markets Authority will look closely at Aon’s takeover of Willis Towers Watson, as the accountants also predicted the deal could lead to further mergers and acquisitions.
Ratings agencies S&P and Moody's have reacted positively to the Aon and Willis Towers Watson merger deal, despite highlighting "significant" execution and integration risk.
'Disappointing' Aon/WTW merger could see risk managers turn backs on broking giants, warns Airmic CEO
The UK risk management association Airmic has voiced disappointment at Aon’s merger with Willis Towers Watson, warning that its members are prepared to turn to alternative modes of risk transfer if they feel they aren’t getting value for money.
The cost of bringing together Aon and Willis Towers Watson will be up to $1.8bn over three years, with the combined firm facing a months-long process of securing regulatory approval in almost 100 jurisdictions around the world.
Aon is set to buy fellow broking giant Willis Towers Watson in an all-stock deal worth $29.9bn expected to close in the first half of 2021, subject to regulatory and shareholder approval.
Exclusive: UK General Insurance is in “advanced” sale “negotiations”, Post can reveal, with market sources tipping Primary Group as poised to buy the firm back.
Legal & General has booked an estimated consideration of £255m for the sale of its general insurance business to Allianz as the division reported an operating loss of £35m for 2019.
Acquisitions in the UK distribution space rose 13% last year, according to research by Imas Corporate Finance. Post investigates what is driving the increase in consolidation and the challenges buyers are facing in their traditional hunting grounds
Just over two years since the takeover of Henderson by Aon its leaders met with Emmanuel Kenning to discuss how the deal came about, why now is the right time to rebrand after the heavy lifting of the integration has been completed and what comes next…