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10 Life, Health and Annuity M&A Possibilities for Year-End

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Big, publicly traded insurers can make big deals at any time of the year, but the fourth quarter is often an especially popular time for announcements about mergers and acquisitions.

Insurers may negotiate M&A deals to meet growth goals, invest excess cash, manage tax obligations, please insurance regulators, acquire talent or technology, or make good on ideas about what they ought to try to do next.

But what if they thought even bigger? Made deals for companies outside the insurance industry? In the gallery above, we explore some deal possibilities, from the predictable to the out-of-this-world.

Last year, life, health and annuity issuers announced $2.7 billion in deals in the fourth quarter, in spite of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.

This month, the Halloween pumpkins are going into pies, eggs are going into eggnog, and who knows what is going into corporate deal negotiations.

Here’s a look at ideas for 10 possible life, health and annuity issuers deals that would be interesting to read about — if they happened.