Posts Tagged ‘Norm Brown’



November 4th, 2010

Third Quarter 2010: P/C M&A Activity Update: Index

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Norman Brown, Managing Director, GC Securities, Geoff Sweitzer, Managing Director,  GC Securities and Bart Zanelli, Managing Director, GC Securities
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2010 has seen a modest level of property/casualty mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity through the third quarter of the year - far less than what Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC expected to see going into the year. Twenty eight transactions with an aggregate deal value of almost USD3.2 billion have been announced and closed through the third quarter of 2010. This pace lags 2009 levels and is well off prior years’ activity.

Third Quarter 2010: P/C M&A Activity Update:   Part I, Trends and Mitigating Factors »

Third Quarter 2010: P/C M&A Activity Update:  Part II, Indicators Point to Increased Activity »

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*Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the United States through GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities Corp., a US registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC. Main Office: 1166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. Phone: (212) 345-5000. Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the European Union by GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd., which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Reinsurance products are placed through qualified affiliates of Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC. MMC Securities Corp., MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd. and Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC are affiliates owned by Marsh & McLennan Companies. This communication is not intended as an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any security, financial instrument, reinsurance or insurance product.

Norman Brown, Geoff Sweitzer and Bart Zanelli are registered representatives of MMC Securities Corp.

November 3rd, 2010

Third Quarter 2010: P/C M&A Activity Update: Part II, Indicators Point to Increased Activity

Posted at 1:00 AM ET
Norman Brown, Managing Director, GC Securities, Geoff Sweitzer, Managing Director,  GC Securities and Bart Zanelli, Managing Director, GC Securities
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Following a review (Part I) of two significant “X-factors” that exist in the market that continue to stifle M&A activity, we explore the reasons why one would expect to see more M&A activity occurring in the next 6 to 12 months.

All that said, many of the other leading indicators point towards a market that should experience an increased level of M&A over the next 6-12 months.

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November 2nd, 2010

Third Quarter 2010: P/C M&A Activity Update: Part I, Trends and Mitigating Factors

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Norman Brown, Managing Director, GC Securities, Geoff Sweitzer, Managing Director,  GC Securities and Bart Zanelli, Managing Director, GC Securities
Contact

2010 has seen a modest level of property/casualty mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity through the third quarter of the year - far less than what Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC expected to see going into the year. Twenty eight transactions with an aggregate deal value of almost USD3.2 billion have been announced and closed through the third quarter of 2010. This pace lags 2009 levels and is well off prior years’ activity.

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October 28th, 2009

Mergers & Acquisitions Update: Third Quarter 2009

Posted at 12:30 AM ET

gc-securities-logoNorman Brown, Managing Director, GC Securities and Bart Zanelli, Managing Director, GC Securities*
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A mergers and acquisitions (M&A) trend is beginning to form in the (re)insurance industry. With capital being restored to carriers’ balance sheets, M&A is expected to accelerate next year and particularly in 2011. Both strategic and tactical opportunities are being pursued, and as some (re)insurers capitalize on them, others will follow. A podcast at the end of this article provides deeper commentary and insights into the (re)insurance M&A market.

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October 28th, 2009

GC Podcast 11 - M&A (Norm Brown and Bart Zanelli)

Posted at 12:29 AM ET

podcast_brown_zanelliNorm Brown and Bart Zanelli, both Managing Directors in GC Securities*, discuss the (re)insurance industry M&A market in this new GC Capital Ideas podcast. Click the audio player below to listen to the interview, or download the interview in a file that will work with your iPod.

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* Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the United States through GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities Corp., a US registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC. Main Office: 1166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. Phone: (212) 345-5000. Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the European Union by GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd., which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Reinsurance products are placed through qualified affiliates of Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC. MMC Securities Corp., MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd. and Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC are affiliates owned by Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. This communication is not intended as an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any security, financial instrument, reinsurance or insurance product.