Friday, January 19, 2018

M&A

Hong Kong insurers attract buyers seeking M&A-driven growth

Hong Kong insurers attract buyers seeking M&A-driven growth

US and European insurers look to Asia amid low growth and even lower interest rates, according to new research.

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Dozen bidders eye purchase of Star Health

Dozen bidders eye purchase of Star Health

Financial and strategic investors have joined the fray to buy the Chennai-based insurer from its private equity owners.

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Targeting Asian growth

Targeting Asian growth

International insurers are looking to under-invested emerging Asian markets as a solution to their problems at home.

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Zhongtian Financial to pay US$4.7bn for stake in Huaxia Life

Zhongtian Financial to pay US$4.7bn for stake in Huaxia Life

It will buy the stakes from Beijing Qianxi Shihao Electron Technology and Beijing Zhongsheng Century Technology.

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Where now for Asia Capital Re?

Where now for Asia Capital Re?

The failure to secure a sale to Chinese investors has sent the company back to square one.

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Insurers in Malaysia target local capital

Insurers in Malaysia target local capital

Global insurers are aiming to comply with the June 2018 deadline to achieve a 30% local shareholding.

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Moody’s welcomes China’s removal of foreign ownership cap

Moody’s welcomes China’s removal of foreign ownership cap

The new regime is credit positive for both foreign and domestic life insurers, says the rating agency.

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Insurance M&A increases in value

Insurance M&A increases in value

“Fewer in number, but higher in value” says Willis Towers Watson in its recent survey.

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AXA to focus on 16 key markets

AXA to focus on 16 key markets

The company has said that it may sell some assets in countries where it lacks scale.

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Chinese app to acquire insurance broker

Chinese app to acquire insurance broker

Toutio, a Chinese news app, is poised to be the latest Chinese media platform looking to get into fintech.

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Dozen firms in the running to acquire India’s Star Health

Dozen firms in the running to acquire India’s Star Health

At least 12 companies have expressed interest in bidding for the country’s largest standalone health insurance provider.

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Willis Towers Watson hires North Asia P&C consulting lead

Willis Towers Watson hires North Asia P&C consulting lead

Evariste Yeung will head up property and casualty insurance consulting across the region.

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CDFHC expects gains after Taiwan insurer acquisition

CDFHC expects gains after Taiwan insurer acquisition

Development Financial Holding Corp says it is expecting “synergistic gains” after gaining a foothold in the Taiwanese market.

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CVS offers to buy Aetna for US$66bn

CVS offers to buy Aetna for US$66bn

The proposed acquisition is poised to be the largest ever in health insurance history.

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ANZ retains life unit but still has plans for sale

ANZ retains life unit but still has plans for sale

Life insurance will not be its main focus and the bank is planning to sell or even float the business.

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Yunfeng’s MassMutual acquisition to take another year

Yunfeng’s MassMutual acquisition to take another year

It could take at least one year for the Chinese group to complete its US$1.7 billion acquisition.

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XL Group to buy 20% of Mahindra Insurance Brokers

XL Group to buy 20% of Mahindra Insurance Brokers

The stake in the insurance broker, which caters to rural and semi-urban India, is reported to carry a price tag of US$40m.

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Honan Insurance to acquire Singapore-based NGA Benefits

Honan Insurance to acquire Singapore-based NGA Benefits

The Australian-owned and operated buyer is looking to add to its growing employee benefits business in South-East Asia.

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