The Asia/Pacific region - the main exporter of capital through M&A in 2015

19 October 2015 — Vlad BOLDIJAR, Olesea ADONEV
The wave of the M&A deals is set to continue on the reinsurance market. This is one of the main conclusion at the Guy Carpenter 2015 Bade-Baden Reinsurance Symposium.

According to the Guy Carpenter EMEA CEO - Nick FRANKLAND, in the past year there had been 23 major re/insurance transactions announced. Behind the deals, the announced reasons were the consolidation for scale or business/investments diversification.

"Whatever the motive, the benefits that companies hope to gain from transformational deals include diversification, expense savings, greater scale, top and bottom line growth and increased returns to shareholders", said Nick FRANKLAND.

He also pointed out that, in the year to October 2015 - the influx of Asia/Pacific buyers totaled about USD 22 billion, representing an increase of more than 400% compared with 2014. "Only this year the Asia/Pacific has been a net exporter of capital through M&A, with Japan and China leading the charge into Europe, Lloyd's and the US. In the year to September 2015 outbound deals totaled USD 20 billion compared with inbound deals of USD 849 million".

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