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M&A deal trends

06 February 2017. Published by Jonathan Charwat, Partner

New year, new investments and new deals in the Insurance M&A market.

RPC's Nigel Collins has written about deal trends in UK M&A for the ALM country-by-country guide to the global M&A landscape.

Amongst other things, Nigel, head of RPC's Japan Desk, explains that Japanese companies are continuing to push into the UK to secure growth through outbound M&A. This seems particularly true in the insurance market where Japanese insurers have been making major acquisitions to expand their presence in the UK.

Nigel also speaks about the UK's openness to "direct foreign investment" in an age of growing protectionism. This is very relevant to the insurance market given the outlook for 2017 (including Brexit), the creation of a new insurance linked securities market (bringing new investment opportunities in the reinsurance market) and the continued development of InsurTech (investment in innovative technology in the insurance market by way of M&A or through organic growth and internal investment).

For a link to the full article about deal trends around the globe, please click here (registration required).

This article was co-authored by Dil-veer Kang, Trainee solicitor in RPC's Corporate Insurance and Financial Services team.