2019 proved to be the fifth record year in a row for the M&A insurance market.
MA Global Report

More M&A insurance products such as Warranty and Indemnity (W&I) or Representations and Warranties (R&W) insurance were used in 2019 than any other year.

Tax and Contingent Risk insurance has also become a staple part of the M&A insurance repertoire. Whilst private equity funds are traditionally the driving force behind the use of M&A insurance (as a way to reduce balance sheet exposures), this has spurred on other private investors and corporates to take the same approach.

Institutional sellers no longer see any need to offer escrow arrangements to prospective buyers since the insurance replaces this need and allows for a clean exit.

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