Zurich Insurance Group makes $2.1 billion ANZ life insurance acquisition

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The Swiss insurer will solidify a more important spot within this sector of the global industry. Zurich Insurance Group has announced its acquisition of ANZ life insurance. The move will place the Swiss company in the top position within Australia’s retail life insurance marketplace. The acquisition was made for a reported $2.1 billion and will considerably increase its standing in Australia. Before the ANZ life insurance acquisition, Zurich had been holding the fifth spot within that marketplace. Now it will take an easy first. The Swiss insurance company stated that…

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Zurich insurance company reveals a new tactic in $1 billion deal

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The insurer that suffered striking losses last year and backed out of potential agreements has a new strategy. The Zurich insurance company has now come up with a new strategy to help to recover from a rough period throughout 2014 to 2015 and has revealed that it intends to spend over $1 billion in the purchase of an American agricultural insurer. This is a component of the insurer’s new strategy for acquisitions after having stepped back from RSA in the U.K. Earlier in December, the insurance company’s CEO chose to…

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Anthem insurance company to purchase Cigna for $54 billion

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Massive acquisition to take place as one insurer purchases the other for cash and stock. It was recently announced that Anthem will be buying the Cigna insurance company for a tremendous buyout of $54 billion in cash and stock, making this the latest huge purchase by the insurer. The buyout is for 55 percent cash in addition to the remaining 45 percent in stock. Anthem has agreed to purchase each Cigna share for $188. The combined insurance company will be serving an estimated 53 million plan members. This new acquisition…

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Largest health insurance acquisition ever of Humana by Aetna

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This is the largest deal that the industry in the company has ever experienced, as the rivals combine. American health insurance company, Aetna Inc. has now announced that it will be purchasing its smaller competitor, as it enters into the largest industry deal that the country has ever seen. The purchase is being made for approximately $37 billion in cash and stock, according to initial reports. Once these two health insurance companies are joined, it will bring Aetna considerably closer to the second place position that is currently held by…

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Insurance industry in N.A. sees Canadian insurer sold to American company

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Travelers has announced that it will be making the purchase for $1.25 billion in cash. The North American insurance industry has seen another major acquisition as an American insurer, Travelers Companies Inc. has just revealed that it is making a purchase of the Dominion of Canada General Insurance Co. This purchase is being made for a total investment of $1.125 billion to buy the company outright. The acquisition is being made as a part of the attempt Travelers would like to make to expand its presence in the Canadian insurance…

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Insurance news from Sun Life announces joint purchase of Malaysian business

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The financial giant will join with Khazanah for Aviva’s Malaysia business. Sun Life Financial Inc., a Canadian company, and Khazanah, a Malaysian state investor, are making insurance news by joining forces to purchase the Malaysia business of Aviva Plc., the second largest insurer in the United Kingdom, and from lender CIMB Group. This deal would considerably expand the Southeast Asia business of the third largest insurer in Canada. Southeast Asia is making regular insurance news, lately, as its appeal continues to rise for insurers who are watching its high savings…

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United Insurance acquires policies from Citizens

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Florida’s Citizens bequeaths policies to United Insurance Florida’s Citizens Properly Insurance has been working to depopulate itself of the vast majority of its policies in recent months. The insurer, which is run by the state, is being pressured by lawmakers to address many of the issues that have pushed it to the verge of financial disaster. This pressure has led Citizens to take measures to shed policies, such as raising rates on coverage. This week, United Insurance has announced that it has assumed a significant number of these policies. United…

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Insurance news brings Permanent General into the American Family fold

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The large insurer has now completed the acquisition that it had previously announced. American Family has made insurance news by completing the acquisition of Permanent General Companies, as well as other PGC Holdings Corp. subsidiaries. The purchase of the Tennessee based company had been previously announced and have now been completed. The transaction was for a reported $239 million, which was paid to Capital Z Partners, the previous majority owner. It had been awaiting its final step in order to close the insurance news deal, which was the approval from…

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Insurance industry news made with Ping An sale to CP Group

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The acquisition is reported to have been for a total $9.4 billion for a 15.57 percent stake in the insurer. The news has now been released that the Charoen Pokphand Group is taking its first steps into the insurance industry, with the acquisition of 15.57 percent of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China. The purchase of the stake in the Chinese insurer was from HSBC Holdings. The announcement from HSBC that it was involved in a negotiation for the sale of its share of Ping An was first made…

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Insurance news from India International expands into Asia

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The insurer based in Singapore will be making its way into Malaysia and Vietnam. The latest insurance news announcement from the insurer based in Singapore called India International, has just been released and has revealed that it has intentions to broaden its operations in order to include Malaysia and Vietnam. The company is a joint venture of the five insurers owned by the state in India. The insurance news was announced by the director of India International Insurance (I.I.I.), N. S. R. Chandraprasad. The company was created in 1987 as…

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