MetLife Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Insurance Company

MetLife has acquired 12 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

MetLife’s largest acquisition to date was in 2010, when it acquired American Life Insurance for $16.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2004, when it sold SSRM Holdings to BlackRock for $375M. MetLife has acquired in 9 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include insurance (50%) and financial services (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 9

MetLife, Inc.

200 Park Avenue,
New York, New York 10166
United States,
(212) 578-9500
www.metlife.com

MetLife, Inc. is a global financial services and insurance company, offering clients planning, retirement and savings solutions. MetLife was formed in 1868 and is based in New York City.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 9 - 1 - 2 - 12
vol $31.5B $250M $31.7B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 1 1 - - - 4
vol $375M $375M
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
PetFirst Healthcare LLC 2019-12-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Jeffersonville, Indiana · www.petfirst.com
Bequest, Inc. 2019-11-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Miami, Florida · www.willing.com
Metlife Afore, S.A. De C.V. 2017-10-26 - Divestiture
Mexico, Mexico · www.metlifeafore.com.mx
Logan Circle Partners LP 2017-07-07 250M USD Add-on Acquisition
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.logancirclepartners.com
MetLife - U.S. Retail Advisor Force 2016-02-29 - Divestiture
, United States
MetLife Assurance Ltd. 2014-02-18 - Divestiture
London, United States
AmLife Insurance Bhd 2013-12-19 256M USD Stake Purchase
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia · www.amassurance.com.my
American Service Life Insurance Co. 2012-08-01 - Divestiture
Wilmington, Delaware
Reynolds Plantation 2012-05-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Greensboro, Georgia · www.reynoldsplantation.com
American Life Insurance Co. (ALICO) 2010-11-01 16.2B USD Divestiture
Wilmington, Delaware
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
MetLife Europe d.a.c.    - MetLife Europe d.a.c. - Traditional Business 2019-04-02 1
Dublin, Ireland · www.metlife.eu Dublin, Ireland
Hyatt Legal Plans, Inc.    - Signature LegalCare Busines 2010-07-22 1
Cleveland, Ohio · www.legalplans.com , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Insurance 6 (55%) 29.5B (99%) 2 (50%) -
Financial Services 2 (18%) 250M (1%) 1 (25%) 375M (100%)
Healthcare Services 1 (9%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (9%) - - -
Real Estate 1 (9%) - - -
Business Services - - 1 (25%) -
Total 11 $29.7B 4 $375M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 10 29.5B 3 375M
  Delaware 2 16.2B - -
  Tennessee 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 250M - -
  Missouri 1 1.2B - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 11.8B - -
  California 1 - - -
  Massachusetts - - 1 375M
Chile 1 2.0B - -
Malaysia 1 256M - -
Mexico - - 1 -
Domestic 10 (83%) 29.5B (93%) 3 (75%) 375M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (17%) 2.3B (7%) 1 (25%) -
Total 12 $31.7B 4 $375M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Sandler O'Neill + Partners LP
1
Guggenheim Securities
1
Moelis & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1
Mayer Brown
1
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $31.2B
$100M to $1B 2 $506M
TOTAL $31.7B
Largest American Life Insurance Co. (ALICO)
$16.2B (2010-11-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $375M
TOTAL $375M
Largest SSRM Holdings, Inc.
$375M (2004-08-26)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
25%
2 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
6 75%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
4 100%

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