Mergers and Acquisitions
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the global reinsurance sector will be limited into 2023 amid investor concerns over macroeconomic risks and heightened catastrophe losses linked to climate change, according to Fitch Ratings. Fitch said it expects reinsurers to prioritize pricing, risk management, and organic growth.
Independent insurance company manager Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) has acquired Southern Cross, an insurance management services provider based in South Africa. In addition, Terry Petyt, the founder and CEO of Southern Cross, is joining SRS as managing director and leader of SRS South Africa.
Randall & Quilter Investments Holdings Ltd. (R&Q) and Brickell PC Insurance Holdings LLC have reached an agreement on a transaction under which Brickell will acquire R&Q for cash in addition to $100 million of new equity funding. The transaction values R&Q's existing issued share capital at £482 million.
Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) has reached an agreement to acquire Bermuda-based Dyna Management Services Ltd., an independently owned insurance management company. All members of Dyna's staff will remain with the firm, including Terence Power, the current CEO, president, and founder of Dyna who will join the board of SRS International.
Risk Strategies, a major brokerage and risk management company, has acquired Atlas Insurance Management, a large and well-known captive insurance manager. With the acquisition of Atlas, Risk Strategies says it will be involved with more than 1,000 captive insurance programs.
The volume of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the insurance sector increased 10 percent in 2019 with 419 deals completed worldwide, up from 382 in 2018.
Runoff specialist Randall & Quilter recently acquired the Montana captive insurer Vigneron Insurance Company, Inc.