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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.

Marsh Pty Ltd (ABN 86 004 651 512, AFSL 238983) (“Marsh”) arrange this insurance and is not the insurer. The Discretionary Trust Arrangement is issued by the Trustee, JLT Group Services Pty Ltd (ABN 26 004 485 214, AFSL 417964) (“JGS”). JGS is part of the Marsh group of companies. Any advice in relation to the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is provided by JLT Risk Solutions Pty Ltd (ABN 69 009 098 864, AFSL 226827) which is a related entity of Marsh. The cover provided by the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is subject to the Trustee’s discretion and/or the relevant policy terms, conditions and exclusions. This website contains general information, does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs and may not suit your personal circumstances. For full details of the terms, conditions and limitations of the covers and before making any decision about whether to acquire a product, refer to the specific policy wordings and/or Product Disclosure Statements available from JLT Risk Solutions on request. Full information can be found in the JLT Risk Solutions Financial Services Guide.