Mergers and Acquisitions

Markel To Acquire Nephila Holdings Limited

September 18, 2018

Markel Corporation (Markel) and Nephila Holdings Limited (Nephila) entered into a definitive agreement for Markel to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Nephila. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018. Read More

Insurance Sector M&A Deal Value Increases 183 Percent Year over Year

July 30, 2018

According to a recent PwC report, the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deal value in the insurance sector practically tripled during the first half of 2018 compared with the same period in 2017. The report attributes the heightened value to mega-deals and federal tax reform effects. Read More

Risk Strategies Acquires Captive Manager, Oxford Risk Management

July 20, 2018

Insurance brokerage firm Risk Strategies has acquired Oxford Risk Management Group (Oxford), an alternative risk and captive insurance and consultant. Oxford conducts captive feasibility analysis and also coordinates and manages turnkey captive insurance company arrangements, both domestically and internationally. Read More

M&A Performance in Freefall, but Overall Volume on Track

July 10, 2018

In the second quarter of 2018, the global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market recorded its worst performance since the launch of the Quarterly Deal Performance Monitor by Willis Towers Watson in 2008. So far, the overall M&A volume remains on track to beat the post-crisis high of 2015. Read More

XL Group Announces Leadership Details Ahead of AXA Integration

May 15, 2018

XL Group recently shared new details surrounding plans affecting XL Catlin and AXA leadership. Full details of the proposed leadership team will not be available until after the AXA-XL deal closes in the second half of 2018. As reported in March 2018, AXA will acquire 100 percent of XL Group Ltd. Read More