We are pleased to provide you with our Global Insurance Industry Year In Review for 2019. In this report, we discuss developments and trends in insurance industry transactions in the past year in the United States, Europe, and Asia, with particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, the insurance-linked securities and convergence markets, and regulatory developments in the industry.
For Mayer Brown and our global insurance transactional practice, 2019 was a banner year thanks to the support of our clients. We were privileged to work on many of the most interesting and innovative transactions in the industry, including M&A deals that covered the waterfront of the industry – from life, P&C, health and reinsurance to the burgeoning area of insurtech; underwritten securities offerings of equity, hybrid securities or debt; more than two dozen catastrophe bond and sidecar transactions; and sophisticated regulatory matters. In the past year, we were honored to be named “Financial Facilitator of the Year” at the 11th annual Trading Risk Awards, which recognize excellence and the achievements in the convergence of the insurance industry and capital markets. Additionally, we deepened our bench with the addition of insurance regulatory and enforcement (in the US and UK) and corporate insurance partners early in the year.
We hope you find this report informative and helpful, and we look forward to the opportunity to work with you in 2020.