We are pleased to introduce you to the first edition of the M&A REVIEW EUROPE. The M&A REVIEW EUROPE is a joint initiative of the French-speaking M&A magazine “Fusions & Acquisitions” and the German-speaking “M&A Review”. Both magazines developed over three decades each in parallel and are among the oldest magazines in the field of M&A in Europe. We, Martina Guérassimova (owner Fusions & Acquisitions) and Stefan Schneider (owner M&A REVIEW) decided to join forces to develop a new online magazine for the European M&A market: M&A REVIEW EUROPE. As M&A does not really know any borders, especially in Europe, the online magazine allows us to cover European topics that are of interest for our readers.
Even prior to the Corona Pandemic outbreak, expertsan upcoming market and an number of due to the general economic development. The of already by from 949 deals in 2018 to 913 in 2019, in rom EUR 832 Billion in 2018 to EUR 573 Billions in 2019 (Source: Thomson Financial). Michael Drill, CEO of Lincoln International AG, indicated at that time in the , that „managers and investors are starting to when contemplating acquisitions and are associated with the high valuations that sellers are still expecting for their businesses.” These have been caused shut-down in Europe and Rest of World.
In light of recent ). The and topics cover current market and legal developments in cross-border M&A with focus on Europe. The content provided can be deepened in topic-specific on the . With this service, M&A REVIEW EUROPE covers a gap in the M&A market that has been identified by many market participants in the past looking for independent guidance., the M&A REVIEW EUROPE series with multitude of articles and services on M&A at one place (
“Insurance in M&A transactions“ as the first topic of M&A REVIEW EUROPE was carefelly selected. Given the growing uncertainty in the markets, the importance of adequate and tailormade insurance solutions as M&A deal facilitator has significantly increased. In most European countries e.g. W&I insurance appears these days to be almost a standard instrument in mid and large cap transactions, other risk transfer solutions are also becoming more popular.
For this reason, we believe it is of utmost importance for all M&A professionals to get an overview about the current market developments, existing instruments and the latest trends in transactional risk insurance written from various perspectives.
We also want to thank our partners and sponsors from insurers, brokers and law firms, namely AIG, Arqis, DUAL, Howden, KPMG, Latham & Watkins, Liberty Global Transaction Solutions, Marsh and White & Case, that supported us in joining forces for this unique project.
We hope you enjoy the issue and we look forward to welcoming you to the subsequent webinars.
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The webinar series for the Insurance in M&A Transactions - Europe 2020 event series has come to an end. We look forward to welcoming you back shortly for the upcoming series in 2021.
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