M&A Deal Summary

Willis Towers Watson Acquires Willis Group Holdings

On January 5, 2016, Willis Towers Watson PLC acquired financial services company Willis Group Holdings plc

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Willis Towers Watson’s 1st transaction in the Financial Services sector.
  • This is Willis Towers Watson’s 1st transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2016-01-05
Target Willis Group Holdings plc
Sector Financial Services
Buyer(s) Willis Towers Watson PLC
Deal Type Merger

Target

Willis Group Holdings plc

London, United Kingdom
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Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company provides insurance brokerage, reinsurance, and risk management consulting services worldwide.

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Buyer

Willis Towers Watson PLC

London, United Kingdom

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Category Company
Founded 1828
SectorInsurance
Employees43,000
Revenue 9.0B USD (2019)
DESCRIPTION

Willis Towers Watson PLC is a global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 39,000 employees in more than 120 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Company unique perspective allows to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Willis Towers Watson was founded in 1828 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 8
Sector (Financial Services) 1 of 1
Type (Merger) 2 of 2
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 1
Year (2016) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-01-05 Towers Watson & Co.

Arlington, Virginia, United States

Towers Watson is a global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 16,000 associates around the world, Company offer consulting, technology and solutions in the areas of benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-02-16 Russell Investments - Actuarial Consulting Business

Sydney, Australia

Russell Investments - Actuarial Consulting Business offer Australian superannuation funds a rare combination of actuarial insight and industry expertise built over more than 30 years in the superannuation and employee benefits sector. Company team specialises in managing risk and change, including managing defined benefit liabilities, group life arrangements, fund modelling and unit pricing arrangements. Company clients include some of the most respected brands in Australia, with the actuarial team advising clients across Australia and New Zealand.

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