Follows shareholder approval of deal

Aon's £900m acquisition of Benfield has received FSA approval.

The broker said in a statement: "Aon Corporation is pleased to announce that on 21 October 2008 the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom approved the change in control which would result from the Acquisition, and in this context has approved Aon Corporation, Aon Group Inc., and certain other Aon group companies as controllers of the FSA regulated entities Benfield Limited and Benfield Advisory Limited.

"Completion of the acquisition remains subject to the satisfaction or, if appropriate, waiver of certain of the conditions set out in the Shareholder Circular posted to Benfield Shareholders on 19 September 2008."

Shareholder approval for the deal was recieved last week.