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Top insurance-related M&A deals in January

10 February 2012

Data: Insurance-related mergers and acquisitions were down in January, but some notable deals were still done, including the sale of Poland’s second-largest insurer and a quarter of Thai Re being acquired.

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The value of insurance-related mergers and acquisitions deals dropped sharply in January compared to the same month in 2011. The 50 deals last month represented a total deal value of $1.713bn, down from the 71 deals worth $$6.035bn in January 2011, according to data provided by Dealogic.

The January 2012 figure was also greatly down on the previous month, with 74 deals worth $9.096bn announced in December 2011.

The two biggest deals last month came from the same source. KBC reached an agreement with Talanx International for the sale of 100% of its Polish insurance subsidiary Tuir Warta for a total consideration of Eu770m ($992m). Warta is Poland's second largest insurer, with PLN3.6bn (Eu800m) of gross written premiums in the...


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