Insurance Checklist for Mergers & Acquisitions: What Every Executive Should Know

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Record levels of cash on company balance sheets, cheap financing, and the elimination of political uncertainty following the November presidential election have led many analysts to predict an uptick in M&A activity in the near future. If your company expects to acquire (or be acquired by) another company, it is critical to conduct a review of insurance for the buyer and the seller early in the process. The true cost of a transaction may be much higher than anticipated if liabilities emerge post-sale that are not covered by adequate insurance. This alert outlines key insurance issues a company should address, and due diligence steps it should take, as it approaches a merger or acquisition.

Do Your Insurance Due Diligence -

To guard against the risk of inadvertently acquiring uninsured liabilities, the due diligence process must include a focused assessment of the seller’s liability exposures and insurance coverage. Important steps include...

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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