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Aon M&A and Transaction Solutions

Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions.  Its 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

Aon’s M&A and Transaction Solutions team comprises a global team of experienced professionals, drawn from the insurance, legal, financial and investment banking industries, which focuses on helping clients secure investments and enhance returns in M&A transactions through the deal lifecycle, from entry to exit. 

Supported by a unique breadth of experience, the Aon M&A team advises clients across key value areas, ranging from risk/insurance and human capital (pensions, benefits, health, talent) to cyber/data security and intellectual property, leveraging its industry expertise and insurance market insights.  Aon’s advisory capabilities are complemented by the firm’s position as one of the leading brokers of transaction solutions, advising and arranging warranty & indemnity, tax and litigation/contingent insurance, as well as innovative credit/surety solutions, in M&A.

In EMEA, key M&A deals for 2019 have included Aon’s role as risk and insurance adviser to EQT on its CHF10.2bn carve-out acquisition of Nestlé Skin Health, now known as Galderma, one of the largest M&A deals in EMEA for that year.  Aon has structured some of the largest, most complex cross-border M&A insurance placements in EMEA in recent years, and the UK Transaction Solutions team was voted M&A Insurance Broker of the Year at the Unquote British Private Equity Awards in 2018 and 2019, consecutively.

In 2019, Aon launched its C-Suite Series, in collaboration with The Financial Times, publishing thought-leadership reports on M&A (Leaving nothing on the table: unlocking off-radar value) and Cyber (Prepare for the expected: safeguarding value in the era of cyber risk), with other publications in preparation

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