2022 to deliver a ‘perfect storm’ for M&A, but beware ESG requirements: Aon

22-12-2021

2022 to deliver a ‘perfect storm’ for M&A, but beware ESG requirements: Aon

Alistair Lester, global co-CEO of M&A and transaction solutions, Aon

M&A in the industry will remain strong well into 2022, and ESG requirements will increasingly come to the fore, Alistair Lester of Aon told Intelligent Insurer.

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the re/insurance sector has hit record levels since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some dealmakers describing the environment as “frenzied”. According to experts from Aon, 2022 is forecast to be no different.

Drivers of this activity, they say, include an abundance of private equity “dry powder”, excess cash sitting on corporate balance sheets, and digital transformation. But there are also less obvious forces at work providing a tailwind driving further activity in the M&A space.

That is according to Alistair Lester, global co-chief executive officer of M&A and transaction solutions at Aon. Deal activity in most sectors and geographies has been off the charts and is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon, he says.


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