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Insights into the issues that matter in the insurance brokerage industry

MarshBerry provides industry-leading data and insights, perspectives and market conditions to help your leadership stay abreast of developments in the insurance industry.

MarshBerry has created its perspective on the international market, which expands on observation and trends across Europe.

M&A Broking Report – UK

Demand for UK insurance businesses is outstripping supply. This is continuing to support pricing in M&A deals, which has sharply risen in recent years and is being maintained, in spite of arguably less benign market conditions.

M&A Investment Report – UK

Private equity featured in more transactions than ever, sponsoring a total of almost £1B worth of deals. Many of these were wealth management transactions in the ongoing consolidation resulting in an unprecedented number of deals in 2023.

Insurance Distribution Market Report – Europe

Inaugural report showcases how many insurance brokers are active in Europe and what share of wallet they have in insurance distribution. In addition, perspectives are offered on the importance of scale and how brokerage firms operate across multiple countries.

2022 IMAS UK Investment Review

A comprehensive analysis of the investment trends, market performance, and strategic insights within UK’s financial sector. Highlighting key shifts in investment patterns, regulatory impacts, and emerging opportunities for investors navigating the economic landscape.

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International Markets 2022 M&A Year in Review

The trending wave of insurance brokerage consolidation is spreading from U.S. markets to European ones. While U.S. insurance firms have focused on M&A and partnerships — much of Europe remains highly segregated with many smaller independent agencies.

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UK Insurance Distribution 2022 M&A Annual Review

The last twelve months saw a reduced level of M&A activity in terms of both volume and overall value, but after the quite astonishing record year in 2021 this was perhaps inevitable. 2022 was still a busy year by historical standards, with more than 100 announced sector transactions.

IMAS Insurance Distribution M&A Annual Review 2021

The last twelve months as seen another record broken in terms of sector M&A both in terms of announced transaction volumes and value, at just over £6 billion overall. News of deals of every size and across every industry subsector came thick and fast throughout the year.

IMAS UK Investment M&A Review 2021

A comprehensive analysis of merger and acquisition activity, highlighting key trends, deal volumes, and market dynamics. Offering insights into the driving forces behind M&A transactions and evaluating the impact of economic and regulatory factors on investment strategies and outcomes.