Reps And Warranties Insurance Rises In Health Care Deals

Law360, New York (April 23, 2014, 12:58 PM EDT) -- Merger and acquisition deal activity during 2013 saw an increase in the general use of M&A insurance policies, specifically representations and warranties insurance. RWI provides coverage for losses arising from unintentional and/or unknown breaches of representations and warranties made in an acquisition or merger agreement. In the context of a health care transaction, RWI presents an interesting solution to some of the common hurdles to closing a deal.

One of the more challenging types of issues in any transaction are liability issues that combine high magnitude with low probability. The high magnitude component makes buyers nervous in ways that are not...

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