Even prior to the Corona Pandemic outbreak, experts anticipated an upcoming downturn in the European M&A market and an increasing number of insolvency proceedings due to the general economic development. Michael Drill, CEO of Lincoln International AG, indicated in the MuMAC Special 2019 already, that „managers and investors are starting to become cautious when contemplating acquisitions and are aware of the risks associated with the high valuations that sellers are still expecting for their businesses.” These trends have been fueled by the Corona caused shut-down in Europe and Rest of World.
In light of recent political, economic as well as technological trends, we offer European M&A market participants guidance with multitude of articles and services on M&A at one place (https://ma-review.com). The articles 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 webinars on the M&A REVIEW LIVE platform. With this service, we cover a gap in the M&A market that has been identified by many market participants in the past looking for independent guidance.
“Insurance in M&A transactions“ was carefully 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.
Insurance in M&A Transactions - Content
General Counsel, Bregal Unternehmerkapital
Co-Head of Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
VALE Insurance Partners Europe B.V.
Head of M&A DACH
AIG Europe S.A.
TRI Manager DACH and CEE
Clyde & Co. LLP
Major Loss Adjuster DACH – Financial Lines
AIG Europe S.A.
LATHAM & WATKINS LLP
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer