In recent years, the Canadian insurance industry has witnessed an insatiable M&A appetite from domestic and international dealmakers. Despite the enduring pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s insurance M&A market proved resilient in 2021 – in part thanks to M&A transactions which served as a vital tool for organizations to pursue innovation, gain scale, and achieve healthy topline growth. The stage is set for another active year as the impact of the pandemic continues to wane, with buyers from both home and abroad leaping into the insurance M&A arena even in the face of rising interest rates globally.
To examine these market-shaping shifts, Dentons Canada, together with its research provider, MergerMarket, conducted a survey of 30 Canada- and US-based dealmakers active in Canada’s insurance market to uncover key M&A drivers, the challenges they are facing, and their outlook for the future.
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