Aon to merge with Willis Towers Watson to create $80bn company

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Aon is set to buy Willis Towers Watson for $30bn (£22.9bn) in an all-stock transaction which values the combined businesses at approximately $80bn (£61.1bn).

This follows discussions between the two brokers which were made public in a regulatory filing on March 5 2019 and then quickly shot down a day later when Aon signalled its intention to walk away.

Since then rumours of the deal have refused to go away.

The two companies said in a statement today (9 March) that the deal combines two

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