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02 Jan 2018 Sold! Close Your M&A Deal Confidently by Funding Post-Closing Liabilities Through Insurance

  When a company merges with another entity and becomes a single entity, or where a company is acquired by another organization, it is critical that both parties understand their insurance programs to ensure that transactional risks are properly covered. Companies sometimes do not give adequate consideration to the possibility of future claims following a merger or sale, and do not place into the deal a funding mechanism for post-closing claims.   This article offers some ideas to consider when planning an insurance solution to such claims as part of due diligence.   Tail policies cover actions taken before the closing   If you sit on the board of a company, the completion of an M&A deal does not insulate you from being sued for…

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06 Mar 2015 3 TIPS FOR COMPANIES EVALUATING INSURANCE COVERAGE IN MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Insurance policies are a significant asset that must be considered in any merger or acquisition. As companies are acquiring or merging with another company in 2015, there are three insurance-related tips for companies to keep in mind.   Value insurance policies As companies consider whether to acquire another company and its liabilities, it is crucial to value the insurance policies that may cover these liabilities.   An acquiring company should request the target company’s insurance policies (both historic and current), loss history reports and pleadings and motions from any litigation involving the target company early in the transaction process. A target company may be entitled to coverage under its own insurance program or programs of additional companies that are or were part of the target…

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