Willis approaches Marsh for takeover talks_- CNBC

NEW YORK Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:56pm EST

NEW YORK Jan 17 (Reuters) - Insurance broker Willis Group Holdings Ltd (WSH.N) has approached Marsh & McLennan Cos (MMC.N) with a view to starting talks about a possible takeover of Marsh & McLennan, according to a report on CNBC television on Thursday afternoon.

Marsh & McLennan shares were trading up about 3.5 percent at $27.40.