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Opinion: M&A open season

David Bull 9 March 2018

It's open season in the insurance carrier M&A arena.

Last year's relatively muted activity was typified by tactical acquisitions and divestitures "to better position for future profitability", according to a just-released report from Conning.

In the P&C sector, that included bolt-on specialty acquisitions and run-off deals, while large-scale consolidations were "conspicuously absent".

Conning suggests that uncertainty around US tax reform proposals was one cause of the impasse - resolved by the rushed passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act...

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