Willis Towers Watson’s Acquisition of Unity Group Holdings Corp.


Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee, Consortium Legal, Greenberg Traurig, Morgan & Morgan and BLP advised on the transaction

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, executed the acquisition of Unity Group (“Unity”), a regional insurance broker in Central America with operations in six countries, specializing in property & casualty, affinity, health & benefits, personal lines and consulting services.

The proposed transaction will establish Willis Towers Watson’s own presence, and increase the scope, scale and talent of the company in the region, both for its Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) and Human Capital and Benefits (HCB) segments.

The closing of the proposed transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and relevant regulatory approvals.

Unity, with headquarters in Panama and founded in 1991, operates throughout six countries (Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua), has more than 500 employees and has extensive experience in managing large and complex risks.

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee advised Willis Towers Watson with Eloy Alfaro Boyd (Picture) and Diego Anguizola.

Consortium Legal advised Willis Towers Watson with Álvaro Rodrigo Castellanos Howell, Diego Alejos Rivera, Randall Barquero León, María Lourdes Vargas, Oscar Samour Santillana, Gustavo León Gómez, José Rafael Rivera, José Ramón Paz Morales and Rodrigo Taboada R.

Greenberg Traurig advised Unity Group Holdings Corp. with Antonio Peña, Fred E. Karlinsky, L. Frank Cordero, Gabriel Jimenéz García, Gabriela Bernales and Santiago Debesa.

Morgan & Morgan advised Unity Group Holdings Corp. with Ricardo Arias, Francisco Arias G., Roberto Vidal, Pablo Epifanio and Miguel Arias.

BLP advised Unity Group Holdings Corp. with Neftalí Garro, José Miguel Álvarez, Vittoria Di Gioacchino, Juan José López, Carlos García, María Inés Arenales, Heidy Gramajo, Ernesto Rizo, Federico Barrios, Favio Batres, Ricardo Cevallos, Luis Vega, Luis Delgado, Nadia Arriaga Álvarez and Daniel Williams.

Involved fees earner: Eloy Alfaro – Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee; Diego Anguizola – Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee; José Miguel Álvarez – BLP; María Inés Arenales – BLP; Nadia Arriaga – BLP; Federico Barrios – BLP; Favio Batres – BLP; Ricardo Cevallos – BLP; Vittoria Di Gioacchino – BLP; Carlos García – BLP; Neftalí Garro – BLP; Juan José López – BLP; Ernesto Rizo Pallais – BLP; Luis Vega – BLP; Daniel Williams – BLP; Diego Alejos Rivera – Consortium – Legal; Randall Barquero León – Consortium – Legal; Alvaro Rodrigo Castellanos Howell – Consortium – Legal; Gustavo León Gómez – Consortium – Legal; José Ramón Paz Morales – Consortium – Legal; José Rafael Rivera – Consortium – Legal; Oscar Samour Santillana – Consortium – Legal; Rodrigo Taboada – Consortium – Legal; Frank Cordero – Greenberg Traurig; Gabriel Jimenez Garcia – Greenberg Traurig; Fred Karlinsky – Greenberg Traurig; Antonio Peña – Greenberg Traurig; Ricardo Arias – Morgan & Morgan; Francisco Arias – Morgan & Morgan; Miguel Arias – Morgan & Morgan; Pablo Epifanio – Morgan & Morgan; Roberto Vidal – Morgan & Morgan;

Law Firms: Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee; BLP; Consortium – Legal; Greenberg Traurig; Morgan & Morgan;

Clients: Unity Group Holdings Corp; Willis Towers Watson PLC;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti.