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Mergers and Acquisitions in Insurance (2017-Q1 2020) - Thematic Research

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  • 30 Pages
  • October 2020
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5180011
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A total of 186 insurance M&A deals valued at $50m or more were announced between January 1, 2017 and March 31, 2020. The combined value of these deals was $367bn. The fourth quarter of 2017 saw the most activity with 22 deals, while Q1 2018 represented the quarter with the largest transaction value, exceeding $100bn. In Q1 2020, M&A transactions totaled $40bn, up 96% from the previous quarter and 116% when compared to the same quarter last year. M&A in the insurance market has mainly been driven by big data, data analytics, cloud, digital insurance providers, and insurtech. The publisher expects these themes to continue to drive M&A activity along with artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), which have become key areas in which insurers must strengthen.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of trends in the M&A market that will shape the insurance industry over the coming years. It looks at four different areas -
  • Thematic drivers of M&A strategy
  • How will COVID-19 impact the M&A market?
  • M&A activity in the insurance sector from Q1 2017 to Q1 2020
  • Future acquisition targets in the insurance sector

  • In 2017 there were 59 deals, totaling $117bn.
  • In 2018 there were 68 deals, totaling $152bn.
  • In 2019 deal volume fell to 47, with total deal value falling to $57bn.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Thematic Drivers of M&A Strategy
Part 2: COVID-19 Impact on M&A Activity
Part 3: M&A Deals in the Insurance Sector: Q1 2017-Q1 2020
Part 4: Future Acquisition Targets in the Insurance Sector
Part 5: Deal Selection Methodology
Part 6: Glossary
Part 7: Thematic Research Methodology

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Ford
  • Tesla
  • Nokia
  • Apple
  • Thomas Cook
  • Airbnb
  • General Electric
  • Rockwell Auto
  • Sears
  • Amazon
  • MoneyGram
  • Ant Financial
  • Blockbuster
  • Netflix
  • Cytora
  • Sprout.ai
  • Zesty.ai
  • Overjet
  • TroV
  • Bdeo
  • Lemonade
  • By Miles
  • PitPat
  • Hippo
  • FloodFlash
  • Root Insurance
  • Slice Labs
  • Zeguro
  • At-Bay
  • Swiss Re
  • Munich Re
  • Aon
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthcare Aetna
  • BMW
  • Toyota
  • State Farm
  • Geico
  • Progressive
  • Allstate
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Chubb
  • AIG
  • Beazley
  • Ping An