Aviva Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Insurance Company

Aviva has acquired 10 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 assets.

Aviva’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Friends Life Group for $8.6B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2021, when it sold Aviva France SA to Aéma Groupe for $3.6B. Aviva has acquired in 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include insurance (56%) and financial services (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 3

Aviva Plc

St Helen's, 1 Undershaft,
London, EC3P 3DQ
United Kingdom,
+44 (0)20 7283 2000
www.aviva.com

Aviva plc is a British multinational insurance company. Aviva was founded in 1696 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 6 2 1 - - - 9
vol $8.8B $146M $9.0B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 4 1 1 - - 2 8
vol $1.8B $6.6B $8.4B
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Aviva sp. Z o. o. 2021-03-26 3.0B EUR Divestiture
Warszawa, Poland · www.aviva.pl
Aviva France SA 2021-02-23 3.6B EUR Divestiture
Paris, France · www.aviva.fr
Neos Ventures Ltd. 2018-11-21 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.neos.co.uk
Opteven 2018-10-17 - Secondary Buyout
Villeurbanne, France · www.opteven.com
Friends First Life Assurance Co. 2017-11-14 146M EUR Divestiture
Dublin 18, Ireland · www.friendsfirst.ie
Wealthify Ltd. 2017-10-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Wales, United Kingdom · www.wealthify.com
Friends Provident International Ltd. 2017-08-29 - Divestiture
Castletown, United Kingdom · www.fpinternational.com
Expander Advisors Sp. z o.o 2015-05-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Warsaw, Poland · www.expander.pl
Friends Life Group Ltd. 2014-12-02 8.6B GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.friendslife.com
Opteven 2014-04-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Villeurbanne, France · www.opteven.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Norwich Union PLC 2001-02-21 Norwich Union Mortgage Club 2004-04-23 1
Norwich, United Kingdom , United Kingdom

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Insurance 5 (56%) 146M (2%) 6 (75%) 6.8B (80%)
Financial Services 3 (33%) 8.6B (96%) - -
Business Services 1 (11%) 185M (2%) 1 (13%) 145M (2%)
Consumer Services - - 1 (13%) 1.5B (18%)
Total 9 $9.0B 8 $8.4B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 6 8.8B 3 1.7B
France 1 - 2 3.6B
Poland 1 - 1 3.0B
Ireland 1 146M - -
Sri Lanka - - 1 109M
Turkey - - 1 -
Domestic 6 (67%) 8.8B (98%) 3 (38%) 1.7B (20%)
Cross-border 3 (33%) 146M (2%) 5 (63%) 6.8B (80%)
Total 9 $9.0B 8 $8.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
2
Morgan Stanley
1
Legal Deals
Slaughter and May
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $8.6B
$100M to $1B 2 $331M
TOTAL $9.0B
Largest Friends Life Group Ltd.
$8.6B (2014-12-02)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $8.2B
$100M to $1B 2 $254M
TOTAL $8.4B
Largest Aviva France SA
$3.6B (2021-02-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
22%
2 (22%)
Strategic(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
38%
3 (38%)
Strategic(s)
63%
5 (63%)

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