Aon plc (NYSE: AON), 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.”
This acquisition reflects Aon’s ongoing commitment to the Swiss market and its strategy of investing in order to address emerging client needs, ensuring the firm delivers expert advice and solutions in response to these needs.