Standard Life plc

30 Lothian Road,
Edinburgh, EH1 2DH
United Kingdom,
44 80 0634 7474
www.standardlife.com

Standard Life is a provider of long-term savings and investments. Established in 1825 and headquartered in Edinburgh, the company has around 8,500 employees internationally. The Standard Life group includes savings and investments businesses, which operate across the UK, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East; workplace pensions and benefits businesses in the UK and Canada; Standard Life Investments, a global investment manager, which manages over £191 billion assets globally; and its Chinese and Indian Joint Venture businesses.

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Buy (0.4/yr) # 3 - 1 - 1 - 5
vol $65M $600M $665M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 - 1 1 - - 4
vol $560M $4.0B $3.0B $7.6B
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Largest Ignis Asset Management Ltd.
$600M (2014-03-26)
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Largest The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co.
$4.0B (2014-09-03)

According to our data here at Mergr, Standard Life has acquired 5 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Standard Life’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Ignis Asset Management for $600M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold The Manufacturers Life Insurance to Manulife Financial for $4.0B. The Company’s most targeted sectors include financial services (40%) and business services (20%).

When analyzing the financial services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 524 financial services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 20 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 3 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic financial services acquirer over the past 3 years is AFH Financial Group, with 11 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the financial services sector over the past 3 years is Stone Point Capital LLC with 5 platform acquisitions.

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