The UK insurance industry saw a drop of 20% in overall deal activity during Q2 2019, when compared with the last four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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A total of 28 deals worth $1.22bn were announced in Q2 2019, compared to the last four-quarter average of 35 deals.
M&A was the leading category in the quarter with 17 deals which accounted for 60.7% of all deals.
In second place was private equity with seven deals, followed by venture financing with four transactions, respectively accounting for 25% and 14.3% of overall deal activity in the country’s insurance industry during the quarter.
In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in the UK insurance industry with total deals worth $1.04bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $118.09m and $58.67m, respectively.
The UK insurance industry deals in Q2 2019: Top deals
The top five insurance deals accounted for 97.8% of the overall value during Q2 2019.
The combined value of the top five insurance industry deals stood at $1.19bn, against the overall value of $1.22bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced UK insurance industry deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was Allianz (UK)’s $729.42m acquisition of Liverpool Victoria General Insurance Group.
In second place was the $305.4m asset transaction with Legal & General Group by Allianz and in third place was Madison Dearborn Partners’ $104.41m private equity deal with The Ardonagh Group.
The $42m venture financing of Extracover by Latitude Balderton Capital, Taavet Hinrikus, Target Global and Tom Stafford and HPS Investment Partners’s private equity deal with The Ardonagh Group for $12.73m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.
Verdict deals analysis methodology
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