THE RISE OF TRANSACTIONAL INSURANCE IN M&A DEALS EXPLAINED
The market for transactional risk insurance (Warranty and Indemnity or W&I)) has been steadily growing over the last 20 years. What had always been seen as a slightly ‘luxury’ product has now become mainstream. The growth of the marketplace came when risk appetite waned and deal teams and their lenders looked for a more ‘belts and braces’ approach to M&A transactions, without diminishing the quality of their bids to sellers. Equally, turning down the peace of mind of an insurance solution was not a risk many wanted to take, as it could prove a costly mistake if a claim did arise.