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Aon is selling its U.S. retirement business to Aquiline Capital Partners and its retiree health exchange business to Alight Solutions for a total of US$1.4 billion.

The sales are intended to address questions raised by the U.S. Department of Justice ahead of the pending merger of Aon and Willis Towers Watson, according to a press release.

“These agreements further accelerate our momentum to close our proposed combination with Willis Towers Watson,” said Greg Case, chief executive officer of Aon, in a press release. 

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Last month, Aon and Willis Towers Watson reached an agreement to sell Willis Re and a set of Willis Towers Watson’s corporate risk and broking, as well as health and benefits services, to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. for $3.57 billion. That agreement resolved questions raised by the European Commission and is intended to address certain questions raised by regulators in certain other jurisdictions, according to a release.

The merger, first announced in March 2020, will see Aon and Willis Towers Watson combine under the Aon name.

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