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Global mergers and acquisitions. The first half of 2018 saw 14 deals worth over $600 million taking place in the global insurance sector. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Deal value for global insurance M&A was up $44.4 billion in the first six months of 2018, driven by a slew of megadeals that pushed value to its highest first-half total since the financial crisis, according to a new report from global advisory, broking and solutions company, Willis Towers Watson and Mergermarket.

The first half of the year saw 14 deals worth over $600 million taking place in this sector, although total deal volume was down to just 84 deals, the lowest number since 2009.

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Jayleen R. Heft

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