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Top 10 Issues for Insurance M&A in 2013

Time for mergers and acquisitions to take off?

Will 2013 be the year that insurance industry mergers and acquisitions (M&A) take off again after a prolonged period of stagnation? A flurry of activity by insurance companies (underwriters) to rebuild internal M&A capabilities may herald an uptick in M&A during 2013 as organizations 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 PE 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 industry could see activity of significance that it hasn’t for the past several years.

Top 10 issues for insurance M&A in 2013: Time for mergers and acquisitions to take off?

We invite you to take an in-depth look at the issues insurance companies across many market segments should consider when developing their 2013 M&A strategies. Select an issue from the drop-down list below and hit “Go.”: 


The overall market appears ripe for accelerated insurance industry M&A in 2013. Companies should prepare by affirming the role M&A can play in their overall growth strategy, strengthening their internal M&A capabilities and staff, conducting scenario planning, and becoming more active in proactive targeting and selection.

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