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Overview of M&A in the European Insurance Industry

  • Andreas Schertzinger

M&A activity in the European insurance sector increased sharply in the early 1990s. Dealogic reports 49 completed insurance M&A transactions with European acquirers for the year 1995, with a total disclosed deal volume of USD 7.4 bn.14 For the next four years, the number and disclosed volume of transactions rose by 20% and 50%, respectively. Regulatory harmonization, particularly the introduction of the Third Generation Insurance Directives for life and non-life insurance in 199215 was the major driver16 behind this pickup in M&A momentum.

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Insurance Industry Free Cash Flow European Insurance Life Insurer Merge Entity 
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