M&A Insurance Helps Bidders Stand Out In Packed Market

Law360, New York (February 5, 2014, 3:26 PM EST) -- In a marketplace crowded with suitors vying for relatively few assets up for sale, wannabe buyers can sweeten their offers by integrating insurance that protects sellers from potentially costly representation and warranties risks — a move that can give bids a distinct leg up in competitive auctions, experts say.

Particularly as assets available for private equity purchase dry up, reps and warranties coverage — still relatively new on the scene — has taken a firmer hold. With more buyers circling fewer targets, squeezed bidders are under...
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