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In total, 184 insurers reported writing some cyber premiums in 2018. This was an increase of 14 insurers over 2017, including 21 new insurers writing premiums that were partially offset by mergers and acquisitions. (Credit: Shutterstock) More than 600 insurance M&A deals closed last year. (Credit: Shutterstock)

In MarshBerry’s recently released M&A Trends 4Q19 report, researchers summarize the state of the U.S. merger & acquisition market analyzing the most recent data.

Not to much surprise, the insurance distribution M&A market set a new annual record in 2019 with 625 announced transactions following several years of increasing demand for deals. For context, MarshBerry reports that the total number of M&A deals of the last five years (2015-2019) has now exceeded the total of the last 10 years (2005-2014) by 116 transactions (4.6%).

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

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