Market volatility and a difficult financing environment have contributed to a slowdown in global merger and acquisition activity, following a very busy 2021. At the same time, the transactional risk insurance market has continued to mature, with more buyers recognizing the importance of both identifying their potential risks and purchasing adequate coverage to limit their exposures.
With appetite for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity expected to increase through the rest of the year, buyers should focus on employing comprehensive risk management strategies to identify potential risks and address them ahead of a purchase.
In this episode of Risk in Context, Alastair Lowry, Co-head of Marsh’s UK Transactional Risk team, speaks with Suzanne Jones, who leads Marsh UK’s corporate M&A team, and Scott Brady, leader of the US East M&A team. They discuss the risks that buyers should be aware of and share some tools to improve the M&A process.