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Slowdown in European insurance M&A over Q1

May 16, 2022


New market research by FTI Consulting shows a slight slowdown in European insurance M&A deal volumes relative to Q1 2021, which it says were affected by macro trends such as the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

In part, analysts noted that the comparative slowdown likely reflects the backlog of transactions that completed in Q1 2021 that had been delayed during 2020 due to lockdowns and economic uncertainty.

As social restrictions were lifted and equity and credit markets recovered, M&A deal volumes were buoyant throughout 2021, with announcements being made right until the year end.

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