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W&I Insurance Claims on the Rise

W&I Insurance Claims on the Rise

W&I insurance policies protect the parties involved from the impact of warranty breaches and indemnification claims. What decision makers should know.

Ingo Schleis

Director, Deal Advisory, Head of M&A Post Signing Assistance & Dispute Services

KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

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A current case shows impressively: after M&A transactions, sellers can be confronted with significant claims for damages. W&I insurance policies cover this risk and protect the parties involved from the impact of warranty breaches and indemnification claims. 

The announcement caused an uproar in the M&A scene recently: The private equity house, FSN Capital, announced that it had received EUR 50 million in compensation for damages under a W&I insurance policy resulting from errors in the financial statements of a target company which they had acquired in an M&A transaction. 

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