Willkie Farr Guides Assurant In $1.9B Warranty Group Buy

Law360, New York (October 18, 2017, 4:46 PM EDT) -- New York-based Assurant Inc., led by Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, said in a Wednesday statement it will snap up private-equity-backed The Warranty Group for $1.9 billion, as the insurance company looks to expand its global reach.

Assurant expects the transaction to grow both its scale and market presence in areas like vehicle protection, extended service contracts and financial services businesses in 35 countries, according to a statement. The deal is also slated to bolster Assurant’s mobile strategy in markets like Asia-Pacific.

“Assurant’s acquisition of The...
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