In the context of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), the parties often struggle to identify and not least value all potential risks and liabilities in the target business despite extensive due diligence by top-tier advisors.
As a tool to facilitate transactions, we have developed a suite of insurance products that allow the buyer and/or the seller to transfer such risks to the insurance market. This allows for a transaction structure where the buyer has less risk and better protection. The seller, on the other hand, achieves the best possible purchase price in combination with a clean exit with no retained risk or liabilities.
Our M&A team have a wealth of legal and international M&A experience and are based in offices across the Nordics, DACH, Benelux and the United Kingdom and are some of the most well recognized and respected individuals in this sector. We bring international and local experience in underwriting to better understand commercial transactions and take a tailored approach to maximise efficiency and commercial solutions.
Warranty & Indemnity Insurance
Since 2014, RiskPoint has been insuring (as primary insurer) M&A transactions in the Nordic region. In 2015, we expanded our primary underwriting capability to include Benelux and DACH region transactions and in 2018, expanded again to insure primary transactions in the UK and Ireland (but also CEE and the Middle Eastern primary transactions will be considered). In addition to RiskPoint’s primary business, we also write excess business in the rest of the world (excluding the US and Canada).
RiskPoint has a very broad industry sector appetite and experience and we have insured over 300 primary transactions. Our team focusses on understanding the businesses that we insure with a ‘solutions based’ approach in relation to any risks identified in underwriting. Where businesses are truly international in their operations and presence, we use our cross border members of the team to bring together local expertise in underwriting.
Please contact a member of our M&A team to know more about Warranty & Indemnity
Capacity for W&I
RiskPoint offers limits of up to EUR 150 million per transaction and represents and has full underwriting authority for the following insurers (S&P ratings):
Contingency Risk & Tax Insurance
The commercial approach and experience and expertise (including specific tax expertise) of our underwriters enable RiskPoint to provide a focused and efficient approach to underwriting contingent and identified tax risks and provide tailored insurance solutions.
Please contact a member of our M&A team to know more about Contigency Risk & Tax