In this frothy, seller-driven M&A market, representation and warranty insurance can help bridge the gap between a buyer and seller and facilitate deal-making.
In M&A transactions, a seller seeks to limit the extent to...more
Canadian M&A practitioners are increasingly using representation and warranty (R&W) insurance as a competitive tool in deal negotiations. The insurance, which provides coverage for breaches of a seller’s representations and...more
Representation and warranty insurance (R/W insurance) continues to gain momentum. As recently as two years ago, presenting a R/W insurance policy was a way to enhance the attractiveness of a bid in a competitive auction. ...more
As competition for middle-market M&A transactions becomes more acute, prospective buyers, particularly private equity firms, wishing to distinguish themselves from others may employ representation and warranty insurance (R&W...more
The M&A field has begun to find a lot of upside in use of representation and warranty insurance (RWI) – sometimes referred to as transaction insurance – to get a deal to closing. In the past five years the RWI market has...more
The good news is that you can insure almost anything! In M&A transactions, buyers and sellers spend a great deal of time allocating risk relating to known and unknown pre-closing liabilities.
The buyer’s view of the...more
An interesting recent trend in the M&A space is the continued increase in the use of transactional insurance policies in M&A deals, particularly coverage for representations and warranties. Much of this growth has been driven...more
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...more
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