Mergers & acquisitions (M&A)

Cooper Gay closer to IPO after US deal

A successful merger of Cooper Gay and Swett & Crawford to create a $3.5bn (£2.4bn) independent broking giant would give the combined entity the critical mass to become a decent sized public company it has been claimed.

Zurich in Asia-Pacific swoop

Zurich has signed an agreement to acquire 80% of PT Mayapada Life, a Indonesian life insurer focused on the distribution of group and individual life and health plans.

Interview: Safe Harbor

Katherine Blackler talks to John Berger, former chief executive officer at Harbor Point, who, since his company's merger with Max Capital, has become vice-chairman of the board of directors and CEO of the new entity's reinsurance arm.

Review follows £60m Capita deal

Capita has outlined plans to retain the staff of Premier Medical Group following its £60m acquisition of the company last week.

Axa extends deal deadline

Axa Asia Pacific Holdings and National Australia Bank have today agreed to extend until 15 July an agreement relating to the conclusion of a proposed transaction between the parties.

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