Aon Strengthens Broker Arm with Unidelta Takeover

Aon has been busy this year consolidating its position as one of the world’s biggest insurance brokers. It recently acquired the Henderson broker group in Yorkshire, bringing some 400 UK staff under the Aon Risk Solutions umbrella. Aon also acquired Townsend Group in September 2017, for a reported sum of $475m, plus UK based employee benefits firm Portus Consulting in July 2017.

The global insurance company continues its acquistion and takeover trail, with a deal announced today on the purchase of Unidelta AG in Switzerland.

Aon plc the leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk retirement and health solutions, is to acquire 100 percent interest in Unidelta AG, an
insurance broker located in Rapperswil, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Unidelta AG was founded in 2004, and is an independent all-line insurance broker with a strong focus on personal injury management.

Peter Merkli, CEO and founder of Unidelta AG, will remain with the firm as Managing Director and will also be appointed to the management team of Aon Risk Solutions Switzerland. Rolf Kindhauser, Broking Director at Unidelta AG and all eight other colleagues will move across to Aon.

Felix C. Jenny, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions Switzerland commented: “With the
acquisition of Unidelta AG, we are broadening our range of services to include professional management of personal injury, and at the same time expanding our geographical presence by adding Rapperswil.  Strengthening our team in Switzerland as well as our geographic footprint will help us empower results and drive value on behalf of our clients.”

Peter Merkli added: “As founder and CEO of Unidelta AG, I am delighted to be teaming up with a leading global firm such as Aon.  Our clients will not only continue to benefit from the excellent service they are accustomed to, but we can now also offer them a wider variety of specialist solutions, as well as the global reach offered by Aon’s network worldwide.”

About InsuranceEdgeEditor (96 Articles)

20 years experience as a journalist and magazine editor. I’m your contact for press releases, events, news and commercial opportunities at Insurance-Edge.Net

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: