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Pacific M&A Insurance: 2017 Mid-Year Report


Demand for warranty and indemnity insurance (W&I) is continuing to grow, with buyers and sellers involved in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) looking for the security the policies provide. Since 2015 two key trends have emerged: premium rates have fallen and insureds have sought to increase the limit of liability purchased. As a result, insureds are obtaining greater coverage for their money.

With continued movement and development in the W&I market and in order to provide market insight, the Pacific Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisition services team (PEMA) has conducted an analysis of the regional M&A insurance market based upon policies we placed and our observations of market conditions in the region in 2015, 2016 and 2017 year to date (YTD).

The Pacific M&A Insurance: 2017 Mid-Year Report assesses the metrics influencing the M&A insurance market, presents a number of key trends, and forecasts potential future developments.