(Bloomberg) -- The flurry of insurance mergers and acquisitions that yielded about $150 billion of transactions globally in 2015 may endure even after years of “patchy” results for some companies making deals, according to ratings firm Standard & Poor’s.

“We believe the deal flow for M&A in the insurance industry will continue in 2016, albeit more slowly,” Standard & Poor’s analysts led by Dennis Sugrue said Monday in a report. “While a successful M&A can benefit the surviving entity, the general consensus is that its track record is not great.”

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