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Nordic $5 bln insurer M&A limits cross-border risk

BREAKINGVIEWS-Nordic $5 bln insurer M&A limits cross-border risk The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own. By Aimee Donnellan LONDON, June 17 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Cross-border M&A often proves a dicey business. Venturing into unfamiliar markets with different regulatory frameworks can go awry: Prudential’s AIA tilt in 2010 didn’t even make it to the altar.
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Topdanmark sees best day ever after Sampo bid

BUZZ-Topdanmark sees best day ever after Sampo bid ** Shares in Danish insurer Topdanmark TOP.CO rise 21% after a takeover offer made by its Finnish rival Sampo SAMPO.HE ** The all-share deal values Topdanmark at 33 billion Danish crowns ($4.73 billion), the two companies said in a joint statement on Monday ** Based on Friday's closing share prices
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Europe's futures inch up after French battering

LIVE MARKETS-Europe's futures inch up after French battering Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of markets brought to you by Reuters reporters. You can share your thoughts with us at markets.research@thomsonreuters.com EUROPE'S FUTURES INCH UP AFTER FRENCH BATTERING European shares were set for a slightly positive start on Monday, attemping to steady following last week's French political tremors that reverberated across bonds, currencies and equity markets globally.
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Finland's Sampo makes $4.7 bln bid for Topdanmark

UPDATE 2-Finland's Sampo makes $4.7 bln bid for Topdanmark Adds quote, detail of bid, ownership in paragraphs 4-8 OSLO, June 17 (Reuters) - Finnish insurer Sampo SAMPO.HE has agreed to buy Topdanmark TOP.CO in an all-share deal that values the Danish rival at 33 billion crowns ($4.73 billion), the two companies said on Monday. Sampo already owns 48.5% of the Danish property and casualty (P&C) insurer, according to LSEG data.
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Finland's Sampo offers to buy Topdanmark for $4.7 bln

Finland's Sampo offers to buy Topdanmark for $4.7 bln OSLO, June 17 (Reuters) - Finnish insurer Sampo SAMPO.HE has agreed to buy Danish rival Topdanmark TOP.CO for 33 billion Danish crowns ($4.73 billion) in an all-share deal, the two companies said in a joint statement on Monday. ($1 = 6.9694 Danish crowns) Reporting by Terje Solsvik, editing by A
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