R/W insurance gains ground in Asian M&A

Author: Karry Lai | Published: 14 Mar 2018

Representation and warranties insurance is increasingly being used as a tool in M&A deals in the Asia Pacific region. But while this is a tool that's been hugely popular in US or European transactions, there is still a lot of room for growth in Asia, according to panelists at the IFLR Asia M&A Forum on March 1 in Hong Kong.

Designed to provide insurance for the breach of a representation or warranty contained in a purchase or merger agreement, representation and warranty insurance is used as a tool to sweeten M&A deals and as a negotiation tactic. 

For the buyer, buy-side policies can help to indemnify the buyer for covered losses and obtain a longer...