Bollington has bought North West based corporate insurance broker Watson Laurie for an undisclosed sum, Post can reveal.
Eleven days apart in June, two of the UK’s mutual insurers – Police Mutual and LV – made announcements regarding their futures. Their decisions herald challenging times for the mutual model.
The merger of Northern Ireland brokers Abbey Insurance and Autoline Insurance as Abbey Autoline on 1 September will create a £119m gross written premium growth focused firm that has an eye for striking takeover deals, managing director of the newly…
Watchstone, formerly Quindell, has filed a £63m damages claims against PWC, alleging the firm breached contract and opened an “unauthorised and illicit” channel of communication with a corporate finance adviser to Slater & Gordon in relation to the 2015…
The Competition and Markets Authority has ordered Ardonagh not to integrate with Bennetts, transfer control or stop competing with it as the consolidator completed the deal to buy the motorcycle specialist.
The takeover offer from Finnish insurer Sampo and South African financial services firm Rand Merchant Investment holdings is a ‘real vote of confidence’ for UK Insurance, Hastings chief financial officer John Worth told Post as Hastings released its…
Markerstudy's purchase of Co-op’s underwriting business could lead to up to 300 redundancies, with the group telling Post it has committed to keeping 700 staff and is actively engaging with Unite the union.
Finnish insurer Sampo and South African financial services firm Rand Merchant Investment Holdings have agreed a £1.66bn takeover with the directors of Hastings.
Aon and Willis Towers Watson have decried the filing of five legal cases across the US by “purported” shareholders and slammed the complaints for being “without merit”.
Trade union Unite has accused Co-op of having "forgotten its principles" by selling its Manchester-based insurance business to Markerstudy, alleging the deal will result in 200 job losses.
Motoring group The AA has confirmed holding takeover talks with three private equity parties as it discusses “a wide range of potential refinancing options”.
Covéa will invest €1.5bn (£1.35m) with Exor and special purpose reinsurance vehicles managed by Partner Re, after its bid to buy the reinsurer fell apart earlier this year.
In a half year results call, Marsh and McLennan CEO Dan Glaser aired a “personal” view that the Aon and Willis Towers Watson merger will be negative for clients and the market .
Hastings has confirmed it has been approached by Sampo and Rand Merchant Investment Holdings with a potential cash bid for the business.
Davies Group is scoping out expanding its captive management presence to Guernsey or Malta, after expanding its US capabilities with the acquisition of Citadel Risk’s captive management business last week.
The net liability position of Complete Cover’s ultimate holding company Key Topco improved from a deficit of £93.4m at the end of 2018 to just £1.7m by the end of March 2020 after the takeover by Sun Capital Partners at the start of this year.
The new backers of Mulsanne Insurance Company had to invest £7m into the Gibraltar-based underwriter this April to meet solvency capital requirements.
LV General Insurance has started the clock on a two-and-a-half-year integration of Legal & General’s general insurance business that is expected to impact 14% of jobs across the two Allianz businesses.
Minority Venture Partners and Ataraxia CEO James McCaffrey is confident the businesses will strike up to 10 deals in the next 12 months, he told Post.
PIB Group’s bill for buying five companies last year was £75.6m, according to a filing at Companies House, which also revealed the results of stress tests to assess the impact of Covid-19.
Direct Line Group has agreed to acquire personal lines insurtech firm Brolly in a conditional transaction expected to close during the third quarter of 2020.
Capsicum Re’s new chairman Raja Balasuriya is a “force to be reckoned with,” CEO Rupert Swallow told Post as the reinsurance broker unveiled the executive committee team line-up designed to lead the business through its next phase of growth.
The antitrust division of the US Department of Justice has asked Aon and Willis Towers Watson for additional information and documentary materials about the proposed $30bn (£23bn) takeover.
Recently capital raisings by insurers aimed at ensuring they have sufficient capacity to support their trading partners and clients during the Covid-19 crisis have been widely reported. Clare Lebecq, CEO of the London Market Group believes the ability of…