Private Equity Mergers & Acquisitions

To take advantage of global merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities, business leaders must be mindful of potential risks that could alter the terms of – or even derail – a deal.

As businesses look for opportunities to deploy their capital, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are a key strategy for many. Understanding and managing the risks involved can be challenging, however, especially for those investing in unfamiliar markets or industries.

Marsh’s Private Equity and M&A Practice develops solutions that help corporations, private equity firms, alternative asset managers, lenders, and infrastructure investors manage M&A risks. Our dedicated global team of advisors and attorneys works across Marsh and other Marsh & McLennan Companies businesses to help provide you with specialised, industry-specific depth.

With more than two decades of M&A experience, we provide you with the insights to evaluate, facilitate, and close your transaction while managing buy- and sell-side risks. And, after the deal closes, our group purchasing programmes use economies of scale to potentially maximise buying power and lower insurance costs over the life of the investment and beyond.

By identifying and evaluating the potential risk challenges in your M&A transaction, Marsh helps ensure speed of execution and accuracy in price – so you can submit bids with confidence.


Whether you’re buying or selling, our M&A experts work with in-house risk management and insurance teams to provide risk and insurance advice that supplements and/or complements in-house capabilities and those of the deal advisory team.

Local Authorities

Our project risk team provides insurance advice to public sector organisations with regard to public private partnerships. Services include determining the minimum insurance requirements for bids, reviewing bids in relation to insurance, negotiating changes and final bids in order to achieve value for money, and representing the public sector in their negotiations with bidders and lenders.

Private Equity

At Marsh, our focus is on helping private equity organisations throughout the duration of the life cycle of an investment, creating value before, during, and on exit from the deal. In addition to traditional risk and insurance due diligence services, our private equity experts provide tailor-made insurance solutions which can help address transaction issues, enhance your negotiating position, and improve deal certainty.

Project Risk Advisory

Our project risk team supports bidders to public private partnership (PPP) projects in their negotiations with the public sector, subcontractors, and lenders, with regard to risk allocation and insurance obligations.

Structured Finance

Our structured finance team offers a wide range of services to the providers of senior debt to structured financed projects worldwide, such as providing independent insurance advice, commentary on the allocation of risk under principal contracts, and more.

Transactional Risk

Whatever the type and size of your organisation, our transactional risks team works closely with in-house risk and insurance teams to assist you in understanding, quantifying, and mitigating risk in M&A activity.

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Grace Wu

PEMA Practice Leader, Greater China

  • China