Deal Trends in General Insurance Policy Administration Solutions
2011 European Edition
The general insurance policy administration solutions market is highly competitive. No single ven- dor more than 6% of the market.
A large number of vendors are chasing a limited number of deals. However, this does not appear to deter new capital from the market or foreign vendors expanding into Europe. Mergers and acquisitions continue in this sector, with a trend of consolidation. Roughly 20% of the vendor market in Europe changed ownership in the last four years. In a new report, Deal Trends in General Insurance Policy Administration Solutions, Celent looks at deals in the European vendor market and how they impact both the buy and sell sides.
“There is no 800-pound gorilla in this sector,” says Catherine Stagg-Macey, Senior Vice President with Celent’s Insurance group and author of the report. “The market is fragmented, with small players all chas- ing a limited number of deals. This increases the cost of sale for the vendors, and makes decision making more complicated for buyers.”
This report takes a look at the number of reported deals in the sector in the last two years and estimates deal trends for the next three years. It also discusses mergers and acquisitions over the last four years and projects where new interest and capital might come from in coming years. It finishes with advice for both insurers and vendors.