Markel Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

InsuranceCompany

Markel has acquired 13 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Markel’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired Alterra Capital Holdings for $3.1B. Markel has acquired in 6 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include insurance (70%) and building materials (8%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 6

Markel

Markel Corp.

4521 Highwoods Parkway ,
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
United States,
(804) 747-0136
www.markel.com

Markel is a diverse financial holding company serving a variety of niche markets through underwrites specialty insurance products. Markel was founded in 1930 and is based in Glen Allen, Virginia.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 8 2 1 1 1 - 13
vol $4.4B $4.4B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  13

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Metromont LLC 2021-12-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Greenville, South Carolina · www.metromont.com
Lansing Building Products 2020-03-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Richmond, Virginia · www.lansingbp.com
VSC Fire & Security, Inc. 2019-11-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Ashland, Virginia · www.vscfire.com
Brahmin Leather Works, Inc. 2018-09-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Orlando, Florida · www.brahmin.com
Nephila Capital Ltd. 2018-08-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Hamilton, Bermuda · www.nephila.com
State National Companies, Inc. 2017-07-26 919M USD Add-on Acquisition
Bedford, Texas · www.statenational.com
Allsport Insurance Marketing Ltd. 2017-04-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Burnaby, British Columbia · www.allsportinsurance.com
SureTec Financial Corp. 2017-02-01 250M USD Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.suretec.com
MDT Makler der Touristik GmbH Assekuranzmakler 2014-10-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Dreieich, Germany · www.mdt24.de
Abbey Protection Plc 2014-01-17 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.abbeyprotectionplc.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Nephila Capital Ltd. 2018-08-31 Velocity Risk Underwriters LLC 2021-12-28 1
Hamilton, Bermuda · www.nephila.com Nashville, Tennessee · www.velocityrisk.com
Lansing Building Products 2020-03-16 Harvey Building Products - Distribution Business 2020-03-16 1
Richmond, Virginia · www.lansingbp.com Waltham, Massachusetts
Markel Ventures, Inc.    - Weldship Corp. 2011-10-19 2
Glen Allen, Virginia · www.markelventures.com Bethlehem, Pennsylvania · www.weldship.com
Markel Ventures, Inc.    - AMF Bakery Systems, Inc. 2011-09-06 1
Glen Allen, Virginia · www.markelventures.com Richmond, Virginia · www.amfbakery.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Insurance 9 (69%) 4.4B (100%) - -
Building Materials 1 (8%) - - -
Construction 1 (8%) - - -
Consumer Products 1 (8%) - - -
Safety/Security 1 (8%) - - -
Total 13 $4.4B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 8 1.3B - -
  Virginia 2 - - -
  Texas 2 1.2B - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  Nebraska 1 135M - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
Bermuda 2 3.1B - -
Canada 1 - - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 8 (62%) 1.3B (29%) - -
Cross-border 5 (38%) 3.1B (71%) - -
Total 13 $4.4B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
TigerRisk Partner LLC (TigerRisk Capital Markets & Advisory)
1
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Sidley Austin LLP
2
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
1
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.1B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.3B
TOTAL $4.4B
Largest Alterra Capital Holdings Ltd.
$3.1B (2012-12-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
15%
2 (15%)

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