This site uses cookies to provide you with a more responsive and personalized service. By using this site you agree to our use of cookies. Please read our cookie notice for more information on the cookies we use and how to delete or block them.

Bookmark Email Print page

Top 10 issues for Insurance M&A in 2013

Time for mergers and acquisitions to take off?


Will 2013 be the year that insurance mergers and acquisitions (M&A) take off again after a prolonged period of stagnation? A flurry of activity by insurance companies to rebuild internal M&A capabilities may herald an uptick in M&A during 2013 as organisations seek to expand market share, distribution capabilities, product/service offerings, and economies of scale in the face of limited organic growth opportunities.

The current environment seems more conducive to accelerating M&A activity than a year ago: organic growth opportunities appear limited; insurance companies and private equity firms are holding large amounts of excess capital that need to be deployed; and the stock market is doing well overall, which generates confidence. Also, Congress' agreement to avoid the immediate impacts of the so-called "fiscal cliff" and continued improvements in the U.S. economy might encourage companies that have been holding back on M&A to pull the trigger. As a result, the sector could see activity of significance that it hasn't for the past several years.

Download the attachment to read more.

Stay connected:
More on Deloitte
Learn about our site