Market Update: Insurance Q1 2022
Global M&A activity in the Insurance and InsurTech industry has slowed slightly through the first quarter in terms of the number of transactions completed, but we believe this is largely a “hangover” caused by a historic glut of activity in Q4 2021. As evidence of this, 2022 has already seen a larger amount of capital raised than both Q3 & Q4 2021. Through the first three months of 2022, the industry has raised $21.4b through 254 transactions, implying a median post valuation of $374.5m, outpacing the second half of 2021, which saw $20.8b and $14.7b of capital raised in Q3 and Q4 respectively.
Both 2020 & 2021 set records in terms of several deal metrics and all signals point to 2022 continuing this trend. The surplus of capital available for deployment from both PEGs and strategics, along with anticipated economic, regulatory, and tax regulations, create a recipe for strong dealmaking activity. Buyers in the market are likely to face high valuations and fierce competition for high-quality assets with the right products and capabilities.
7MA has completed and is constantly working on numerous M&A transactions with companies that operate in the Insurance and Insurtech industry. Our team has developed unparalleled deal expertise and knowledge of the industry trends, valuation trends, and the most active strategic and financial buyers. Please contact Nicholas Prendergast, Steve Buffington, Adam Alderfer, or Tomas Adduci if you would like to learn more about 7MA’s Insurance Technology and Services practice.