Markel Corp (MKL.N)
* Q2 earnings per share view $6.57 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S
BRIEF-Markel signs agreement to acquire majority interest in Costa Farms and its related operating companies
* Markel Corp - entered into a definitive agreement for markel to acquire a majority interest in Costa Farms and its related operating companies Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
July 26 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1320 GMT on Wednesday:
BRIEF-State National Cos to pay termination fee of about $13.8 million to Markel if Markel, co terminates merger deal
* State National Cos-to pay termination fee of about $13.8 million to markel if Markel, co terminates merger deal due to stockholder approval not being obtained
U.S. insurer Markel Corp said on Wednesday it would buy property and casualty insurer State National Companies Inc for about $919 million.
July 26 U.S. insurer Markel Corp said on Wednesday it would buy property and casualty insurer State National Companies Inc for about $919 million.
July 24 U.S.-based specialist insurer Markel Corp appointed Deepika Mathur to lead its Indian business on the Llyod's India platform, based in Mumbai.
June 12 Specialist insurer Markel International, a unit of U.S.-based Markel Corp, named Dillon Matthews as trade credit underwriter and senior risk analyst in Singapore.
* New division is expected to be up and running by January 1, 2018
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) CHICAGO, May 22 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A+' (Strong) Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) ratings for Markel Corporation's (NYSE: MKL) principal property and casualty (P/C) insurance subsidiaries. Fitch has also affirmed MKL's senior unsecured notes at 'BBB+'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. A complete list of ratings follows at the end of this release. KEY RATING DRIVERS Fitch's rationale for the affirmation of MKL's ratings