What we offer
We offer a range of M&A insurance products tailored to a particular transaction including:
- Warranty and indemnity (“W&I”) insurance, to protect the seller or buyer from losses arising out of a breach of a warranty in a share purchase agreement or management warranty deed, as well as a call under a general tax covenant.
- Representation and warranties insurance, the US equivalent of W&I insurance, protecting the seller or buyer from losses arising out of breach of a representation in an acquisition agreement as well as the pre-closing tax indemnity.
- Contingent risk insurance which provides cover to a seller or buyer for losses arising out of a specific, identified contingent risk.
We have highly skilled underwriters many of whom have spent 10 years + in the M&A insurance market. We work on a range of transactions including sectors, size and Target jurisdictions. From our London market team we have a particular specialty of insuring representations and warranties insurance for US and international clients who utilise US-style acquisition agreements, and one of our key differentiators is that all of our underwriters in London have experience of working on US-style policies.
How can we help
We can underwrite transactions globally and provide customised coverage tailored to the details of the transaction and within transaction timeframes.
The Beazley Difference
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.
The descriptions contained in this communication are for preliminary informational purposes only. Coverages can be underwritten by Beazley syndicates at Lloyd’s or Beazley Insurance dac or Lloyd’s Insurance Company (“ Lloyd’s Brussels”) and will vary depending on individual country law requirements and may be unavailable in some countries. The exact coverage afforded by the products described in this communication are subject to and governed by the terms and conditions of each policy issued. For more information visit https://www.beazley.com/london_market.html