Purchase has been approved by the European Commission.
The move, the second debt raise this week, is to fund its acquisition of JLT.
Ida Axling and Siân Barton address the top news pieces over the past five days.
The money will be used to fund its JLT acquisition, related fees and expenses, and to repay JLT debts.
The businesses emphasised that the talks were in a preliminary stage.
The global deal affects the UK with 100 London Market employees joining Gallagher.
But broker reveals pre-tax profit fall due to transaction costs related to $5.6bn takeover by Marsh & McLennan Companies.
Could a torrent of news about redundancies, buys, partnerships and losses indicate big changes to come?
Global giant’s revenue rises 6.6%.
Ida Axling hosts the first show of 2019.
Shuker’s A-Plan has taken on the personal lines business for Jelf and Barton explains that moving the business to call-centre focused broker would have been a “retrograde step”.
Business from 26 Jelf branches has been moved to A-Plan with 59 Jelf staff redeployed to other roles within the Marsh-owned broker and 19 people joining A-Plan.
Six tranches of bonds the longest dated for 2049.
As the cold weather settled in brokers clicked on an unrated Danish insurer going bust, RSA redundancies and Brexit.
The appointments will be effective once regulatory approval for the takeover of JLT by Marsh is completed.
Broker announces a slew of management appointments in its regional, specialty and placement teams.
As the sweltering heat continued into September brokers saw opportunities in Marsh's JLT deal and were also interested in Ardonagh buying Swinton and RSA's shock profit warning.
Hopwood on being owned by Marsh, restructuring the networks division and why he wants brokers to remain independent.
One year on a Freedom of Information of request from Insurance Age reveals the timeline of events.
He takes the role from business founder James Hall who has become CEO.
Roving reporter Jonathan Swift dials in for this week's episode.
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Lucy Clarke to be president of new combined unit when takeover completes.
The $5.6bn takeover was unveiled in September.