Mergers & acquisitions (M&A)

What the Papers Say - August 2011

In this month's What the Papers say, senior reporter at Insurance Age Liz McMahon, is joined by fellow senior reporter Emmanuel Kenning to discuss the latest top topics in insurance with principal of Bellingham Communications Ben Welsh.

Acquisitions on the rise

“We’ve seen more activity this year than last. Everybody I speak to wants to buy books of business, get in new teams or do small acquisitions. There is certainly the appetite out there for buying up businesses”

Broking success: Buying power

Emmanuel Kenning meets Jeremy Cary, the managing director of a broker that has multiplied its income and staff numbers by a factor of 10 in just under a decade

Aviva's rising share price sparks bid rumours

Aviva’s leap up the blue-chip index has ignited further market speculation that at least two insurers could be mulling over a possible approach worth 575p a share valuing the insurer at £14.8bn.

Giles outlines provisional offer for CBG

Giles Insurance Brokers has responded to CBG’s confirmation of its approach with a possible offer at a price of 32p per share in cash for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of CBG.

CCV buys in Lincolnshire

Cullum Capital Ventures (CCV) has announced the acquisition of Lincolnshire-based high street broker Lincsure.

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