New research says that although the United States experienced a considerable decline in the reported value of insurance industry M&A transactions, the non-U.S. transaction value decline was even more dramatic, according Conning Research and Consulting.

“In the U.S., the value of insurance industry transactions, at about $31 billion, was the third-lowest value we have tracked since 1995,” said Stephan Christiansen, director of research at Conning Research & Consulting. “While the property/casualty sector actually saw growth in M&A values of about 20% to $16.3 billion after a strong start in the first quarter, life and managed care company values and transactions were down significantly.”

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