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Global Transactional Risk Report


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There was a healthy level of M&A activity in 2022 and a continued reliance on W&I insurance as a market standard practice for mid- and large-sized deals in the Pacific region.

Deal activity was down from 2021’s record levels, but compared favorably with pre-pandemic years. The mounting macroeconomic and geopolitical pressures, including higher inflation and interest rates, created significant uncertainty for dealmakers. This led to the region experiencing a drop in deal flow and transaction closings during the second and third quarters.

Notwithstanding the challenging deal environment, Marsh placed 82 combined primary and excess W&I policies in 2022, compared with 81 in 2021. A robust deal-making environment in the first quarter that carried over from 2021 and a resurgence in deal volume in the fourth quarter greatly contributed to this outcome. The policies placed represented US$2.3 billion in limits, only 9% down from 2021.


Global Transactional Risk Report 2022

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