What we offer
Our offer includes the coverage of risks arising from the breach of guarantees and tax exemptions, as well as the coverage of possible damages resulting from known but not quantifiable risks (so-called "contingent risk insurance").
All our senior underwriters are M&A lawyers or tax advisors from various jurisdictions who have at least ten years of experience in the field of M&A consulting or in the field of underwriting of M&A insurance. Our Transaction Liability team has particular expertise in cross-border M&A transactions. In addition, our Transaction Liability team specializes in covering US transactions and integrating typical US-style cover variants into German policies.
Up to $60,000,000 or €60,000,000
How can we help
We can underwrite transactions globally and provide customised coverage tailored to the details of the transaction and within transaction timeframes.
Who we can help
All companies engaged in M&A activity, including acquisitive corporations, private equity funds (buying or selling), corporate spinoffs, asset sales or purchases, and refinancing transactions. Target transactions size is $25 million to $1 billion, but larger and smaller deals can also be underwritten.
We also look for:
- M&A transactions where the underlying warranties are made by a knowledgeable party and accompanied by a full disclosure exercise
- Opportunities to replace risk allocation mechanisms (escrow, indemnity, holdback) on an M&A transaction with insurance capital
- Opportunities to add value through flexible and sophisticated underwriting, either as a lead insurer or working with other markets to achieve the capacity or solution required.
Where Is This Offered?
The Beazley Difference
BEING BOLD: Freedom lies in being bold. We dare to be different and seek bold possibilities to create more innovative, fair and satisfying outcomes for our clients, brokers and employees. From insuring the highest building in the world, to the first commercial lunar vehicle to operate on the moon - we boldly go where others won’t.
STRIVING FOR BETTER: Good is a start, but we go all-out for better. A driven community of individuals relentlessly push the needle and creating value. From launching the market’s first dedicated ESG syndicate to the establishment of our business unit focusing on designing digital insurance solutions, we pride ourselves on always going above and beyond. Simply put, at Beazley we go to 11.
DOING THE RIGHT THING: Acting with integrity in a straightforward, decent way is instinctive. Open and honest with others, we show respect and empathy however challenging the situation – demonstrated by our multi-award winning claims team. Doing the right thing makes for a fair-minded, rewarding environment and makes work and life better for all.
Examples or Scenarios
The insured sued a third party to not use their intellectual property (IP), but lost. The third party asserted a counterclaim against the target. Despite some questions raised as to whether the claim was 100% covered by the insurance, Beazley paid the claim and they settled with the third party.