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Research and Briefings

Pacific Mergers and Acquisitions Insurance Update 2018


Warranties and indemnities (W&I) insurance is playing an increasingly important role in the successful completion of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions across the Pacific region. In a mature and highly competitive market, both buyers and sellers know the benefits offered by W&I insurance, and are focused on pushing the level of coverage being offered.

The Pacific Mergers and Acquisitions Insurance Update identifies a number of significant trends in the W&I market based on the transactions Marsh closed in 2017 including:

  • A growing demand for greater coverage limits
  • Historically low W&I insurance premium rates
  • Sellers increased use of W&I insurance in competitive auction processes

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.