Following the release of Part 1 of the Insurance Growth Report 2020, Part 2 looks at transaction trends by region.
Clyde & Co's Insurance Growth Report 2020 is split into three parts.
As we discussed in Part 1, as we enter a new decade the outlook for the insurance industry has never been more finely balanced. The green shoots of market hardening that first emerged in 2018 appear to have taken root in 2019. At the time that this report was put together, the impact of the coronavirus outbreak was only just starting to be felt.
It is against this backdrop that (re)insurance businesses around the world have been seeking growth – looking to balance the risks they face by pursuing the right opportunities to deliver the right growth. M&A activity continued to be a crucial route to growth for (re)insurance businesses in 2019.
To find out more about Part 1 of the insurance growth report, please click here.
Part 2 analyses transaction trends by region.
Across the global insurance industry, 2019 saw another annual increase in M&A activity. However, the second half of the year saw a steep drop off in transactions in major markets – albeit from a high level – and especially so in Europe and Asia Pacific.
The report considers the factors driving differences in deal volumes across various regions, and throws a specific spotlight on the impact of Brexit on insurers' operations and deal appetite according to trends in 2019.
- Americas continuing to dominate global M&A activity
- Access to distribution channels driving M&A in Asia Pacific as deal-making continues to grow
- Smaller deals in Europe as insurers search for innovation
- Regulatory change in the Middle East not bearing fruit just yet