Global insurance M&A is off to a fast start in 2015. A strategic focus for many insurers and reinsurers as they look to enter new markets, secure partnerships or rationalize non-core operations, mergers and acquisitions can offer competitive advantage and profitable growth when done well.
In our new report, Perspective: Trends driving the insurance M&A landscape in 2015 we share insights on four broad trends we predict will have the biggest influence on deal activity over the coming months.
In conclusion, we expect deal activity in 2015 to develop in a similar to last year, with high growth markets at the forefront given the continued demand to secure access to underlying growth opportunity together with regulatory change driving interest. Potential buyers could come from many different sources with the traditional global players facing increasing competition private equity and alternative capital providers.
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