Zurich Insurance Group Ltd.

Mythenquai 2,
Zurich , 8022
+41 (0)44 625 25 25

Zurich is a multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. Zurich provides a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, including multinational corporations, in more than 170 countries. The Company was formed in 1872 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 4 - 1 - 1 - 6
vol $115M $1.1B $1.2B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 - - 1 1 - 4
vol $523M $275M $798M

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Largest Rural Community Insurance Services
$1.1B (2015-12-18)
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Largest Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Ltd.
$523M (2003-10-01)

According to our data here at Mergr, Zurich Insurance Group has acquired 6 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 4 assets.

Zurich Insurance Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Rural Community Insurance Services for $1.1B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2003, when it sold Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings to American Express for $523M. Zurich Insurance Group has acquired in 1 US state, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include insurance (84%) and financial services (17%).

When analyzing the insurance sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 308 insurance companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 39 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 16 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic insurance acquirer over the past 3 years is HUB International, with 116 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the insurance sector over the past 3 years is The Carlyle Group with 4 platform acquisitions.

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