保險界又有一間保險公司被收購，今次主角為 XL Catlin 及 AXA。回想起XL 同 Catlin 的合併發生了只有短短2-3年(舊聞)，誰估到今年再有一次收購? 看來保險市場將成為大食細的遊樂場!
AXA announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of XL Group Ltd (NYSE: XL), a leading global Property & Casualty commercial lines insurer and reinsurer with strong presence in North America, Europe, Lloyd’s and Asia-Pacific. The merger agreement has been unanimously approved by the boards of AXA and XL Group. Total consideration for the acquisition would amount to USD 15.3 billion (or Euro 12.4 billion2), to be fully paid in cash. Under the terms of the transaction, XL Group shareholders will receive USD 57.60 per share3 . This represents a premium of 33% to XL Group closing share price on March 2, 2018.