Industry Updates

Aon Completes Acquisition of Global Insurance Brokers in India

Published: April 4, 2024

Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm, today announced that it has successfully completed the transaction to acquire Global Insurance Brokers (GIB). The transaction significantly expands Aons existing capabilities in India to help clients navigate volatility and make better decisions.

GIB is now wholly owned by Aon and will formally integrate with Aon India Insurance Brokers (AIIB) following the finalisation of the National Company Law Tribunal merger process which is expected later this year. In the interim, GIB will operate independently as an Aon company. Rishi Mehra, head of Aon for India, will join the GIB board as its chairman subject to customary approvals. Jon Pipe, CEO and principal officer of AIIB and GIBs existing executive leadership team, will work closely with Mehra to help clients make better decisions to protect and grow their business.

This is an exciting milestone in Aons journey in India and reflects our commitment to the Indian market,” said Mehra. “The exceptional talent and breadth of capabilities across our two firms will create opportunities for our colleagues and expand our ability to better serve the growing needs of our clients.”

The acquisition strengthens Aons existing broking and advisory capabilities across the commercial risk, health and reinsurance markets, which combined with Aons talent consulting business, creates an integrated team of over 1,100 colleagues across Aon in India working together to accelerate our Aon United strategy. Following the finalisation of the merger process, GIB will transition to Aons brand.

India presents significant opportunities for growth and innovation,” said Pipe. “GIB and Aon share common values and a firm commitment to client excellence. We are excited to come together to help clients face todays rapidly changing and increasingly complex and interconnected challenges.”

Prabodh Thakker, outgoing chairman of GIB, said, “The objective of GIB has always been to bring world-class business practices to India and to create value for its clients and colleagues. The Indian insurance market has evolved significantly during my time as GIBs leader and Aons ability to deliver capabilities in Risk Capital and Human Capital makes them well-placed to take the business forward. GIB clients will benefit from Aons global resources and advanced capabilities while GIB colleagues will have exciting new opportunities to deliver client value in a dynamic market.”

Read more about Aons capabilities in India here.

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