Summary of Creating Value in Insurance M&A

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Creating Value in Insurance M&A summary
Almost half of past M&A deals in the insurance sector diminished shareholder value.


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Although 2016 M&A activity in the insurance industry was on the upswing, a Boston Consulting Group study found that almost half the deals it analyzed diminished rather than added shareholder value. In this succinct but informative article, BCG professionals provide strategic guidelines on how to improve the odds of success. They highlight the fact that synergy – a buzzword that often appears in M&A announcements – doesn’t always materialize after deals close. getAbstract recommends the disciplined BCG approach to insurance executives, financial managers, investment bankers, investors and anyone involved in the insurance sector.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What factors drive insurance sector M&A activity,
  • How successful these deals have been and
  • What management approaches can achieve favorable M&A results.


A number of factors will drive insurance sector M&A activity through 2020, including stricter regulatory requirements, low yields from investments, competition from recent entrants to the industry, tepid growth prospects and technological changes. New competitors from fields as diverse as supermarkets...
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Pia Tischhauser et al. are professionals with the Boston Consulting Group.

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