Crisis Adds New Questions To Insurance Deals

Law360, New York (April 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- All signs indicate that merger and acquisition activity in the insurance industry is poised to take off. But the natural complexity of the insurance business, coupled with the character of the current crisis, means that due diligence on those deals will be more important than ever, experts say.

A report released in late April from consulting firm Deloitte predicted that even though insurance M&A activity declined sharply in 2008 and the first quarter of 2009, buyers and sellers are likely to be out in force toward...
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