Category Archives: Mergers & Acquisitions

Digital transformation in insurance calls for diverse growth strategies

Of all the factors influencing investment activity and merger and acquisition (M&A) strategy in the insurance industry in recent years, the impact of digital technologies has emerged as a key and recurring theme in the annual surveys conducted by Willis … Continue reading →

Disruptive change and animal spirits stoke D&O risk

After escalating D&O risk in 2016, buyers will be looking for a reprieve in 2017. They may be disappointed. Continue reading →

Don’t neglect your workforce during M&A

Conventional wisdom holds that employees generally react adversely to the level of change a merger, acquisition or other type of deal may bring. But what isn’t widely understood and sometimes underestimated is the variance in the ways employees view the … Continue reading →

Tech, media, and telecom convergence in 2016

‘Convergence’ — the bundling of disparate communications, entertainment and utility services — will prove to be an important factor in M&A activity for 2016. Continue reading →

The risk manager of the future

Some people miss the good old days. I don’t. I’ve been around since the days when business was done on a napkin with people who were more like buddies than business partners and yes, when the deal was done, there … Continue reading →

Seis pontos práticos para lembrar em processos de Fusões & Aquisições

O ano passado foi um ano de destaque para Fusões e Aquisições (F&A). Não só assistimos alguns dos maiores acordos da história, mas o mercado F&A mostrou força e profundidade com recordes quebrados tanto para o número de negócios fechados … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2014

Scariest risks 2014

As risk advisors, WillisWire bloggers tend to think less of ghouls and goblins during the Halloween season than of the frightening real risks our clients face. This year they faced more than their share of new ones, with ISIS, Ukraine, … Continue reading →

Warranty & Indemnity (W&I) Market Update

Based on our growth and from conversations with the market we anticipate that the market generally has seen an increase in the region of 20%-25% in the number of policies placed (compared to 2012) and on a global basis you … Continue reading →

Whistleblowing in the UK

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Whistleblowing is one of those subjects that the US seems to be better at, or dare I say to make more noise about, than the UK. As my colleague Ann Longmore recently wrote, the US Securities and Exchange Commission has … Continue reading →

Sobering New Data on D&O M&A Suits

Mergers appear to be in the news again, with a number of corporate giants announcing coming combinations. In our February FINEX Alert, we examined data linking M&A activity to litigation, the most common allegations contained in these claims, and how … Continue reading →