Aon plc

8 Devonshire Square,
London, EC2M 4PL
United Kingdom,
+44 20 7623 5500

Aon plc is a provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing. Aon serves clients through two segments, Risk Solutions and HR Solutions. Risk Solutions acts as an advisor and insurance and reinsurance broker, helping clients manage their risks via consultation, as well as negotiation and placement of insurance risk with insurance carriers through our global distribution network. HR Solutions partners with organizations to solve their most complex benefits, talent and related financial challenges, and improve business performance by designing, implementing, communicating and administering a wide range of human capital, retirement, investment consulting, health care, compensation and talent management strategies. Aon was formed in 1919 and is based in London.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 16 2 - 2 6 - 26
vol $7.9B $807M $8.7B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 11 1 - 1 - - 13
vol $3.5B $3.5B

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Largest Aon Hewitt LLC
$4.9B (2010-07-12)
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Largest Combined Insurance Company of America Inc.
$2.4B (2007-12-17)

According to our data here at Mergr, Aon has acquired 27 companies, including 12 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 13 assets.

Aon’s largest acquisition to date was in 2010, when it acquired Aon Hewitt for $4.9B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2007, when it sold Combined Insurance Company of America to Chubb for $2.4B. Aon has acquired in 7 different US states, and 9 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include insurance (74%) and business services (16%).

When analyzing the insurance sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 307 insurance companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 38 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 16 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic insurance acquirer over the past 3 years is HUB International, with 116 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the insurance sector over the past 3 years is The Carlyle Group with 4 platform acquisitions.

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