Buyers and sellers are using M&A representations and warranties insurance more often in transactions as a tool to enhance bids in competitive auction processes and to minimize exposure to post-closing indemnification obligations. This type of insurance is beneficial to both buyers and sellers in M&A transactions by providing access to the insurance industry’s capital and allowing the transfer of certain transaction-related risks in M&A deals to the insurance markets.

On on Thursday, March 26, 2015, Glen J. Hettinger – Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Scarlet McNellie – Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, and Jay Rittberg – Americas Head of M&A Insurance, AIG gave a web seminar on representations and warranties insurance: what is it, why do you want it, and how do you negotiate it?

Topics included:

  • The specifics about what is covered and not covered in a typical M&A representations and warranties insurance policy.
  • How parties can use this type of insurance to mitigate deal risk and close transactions.
  • Issues to consider in structuring and negotiating coverage and exclusions under the policy.
  • Current trends in insurance regarding premium costs, coverage amounts, and deductibles.
  • Claims and the claims process under these types of policies.

Please check out the video above or download the presentation: M&A in 2015: Reps and warranties insurance.

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