Mergers & acquisitions (M&A)

Hastings agrees £1.66bn takeover

Finnish insurer Sampo and South African financial services firm Rand Merchant Investment Holdings have agreed a £1.66bn takeover with the directors of Hastings.

PE firms circle AA for takeover talks

Motoring group The AA has confirmed holding takeover talks with three private equity parties as it discusses “a wide range of potential refinancing options”.

Complete Cover deal saw £108.7m written off

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.

Blog: The changing shape of the London Market

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…

Future Focus 2030: The future of personal injury claims

In the second of a new monthly series, Post looks into the future at how the insurance market might change, with each part focusing on a specific issue. Jonathan Swift fast forwards a decade to look at how a new era of collaboration and ethics changed…

Analysis: Unpacking the Ardonagh deal

Broker Network members have given a resounding shrug of indifference to the news that after four years away the network is set to return to Ardonagh’s ownership as it buys up Bravo Group.

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