CEE Insurance M&A Study 2021 | Deloitte Hungary

CEE Insurance M&A Study 2021

Calm after the storm – steady outlook with further consolidation and disposal of non-core assets on the horizon

We are introducing our 4th CEE Insurance M&A Study analyzing and summarizing mergers and acquisitions in the insurance sector and the current market trends within the Central and Eastern European region.


CEE Insurance M&A Study 2021

We are happy to hereby release the 4th edition of our CEE insurance M&A study

In comparison with the previous record-breaking-years, in 2021 the M&A activity on the insurance market calmed down in the Central and Eastern Europe. Despite the lower number of closed transactions, the dynamics on the insurance M&A market remained unchanged. Large international groups decided to reconsider their regional strategy and leave those markets behind where they failed to achieve economies of scales, focusing rather on those where they had strong market positions with greater potential to grow. However, their exit provided the opportunity for dominant players to continue strengthening their position through further market consolidation. 

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Insurance market trends

The CEE insurance industry has witnessed a steady growth over the past ten years which was interrupted in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

M&A activity in the insurance sector

Despite the lower number of transactions, the dynamics on the insurance M&A market remained the same: the exit of large international groups enabled dominant regional players to strengthen their market positions.

Regulatory matters with an impact on the insurance market

Beside the ongoing implementation of IFRS 17, insurers are facing the next big regulatory challenge with the adoption of ESG measures and ESG reporting.

Key challenges and outlook for the insurance sector

Despite the bright growth outlook of the sector, there are multiple challenges for the insurance leaders to tackle in the near future such as changing macroeconomic factors, recruiting & retaining the right talent and digital transformation.

Interactive dashboard

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Tomasz Ochrymowicz

Regional Insurance Industry Leader

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Balázs Bíró

Managing Partner

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Balázs Mérth


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Zsolt Vajda


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