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London, UK, 9 February 2017Mergers and Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution & Tax - 2016 Highlights

Mergers and Acquisitions 2016 Highlights

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2016 has been another successful year for the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) team at Arthur J. Gallagher. We have seen a 14.5% increase in the number deals where we have placed Transactional Insurance solutions and/or undertaken Insurance Due Diligence, from 62 to 71.

14 new portfolio companies owned by Private Equity have joined our team as clients and we have advised 5 new Private Equity houses.

Following the success of our £20m Cross Undertakings as to Damages placement recognised in Hong Kong court, we had further success with a Cross Undertaking insurance being recognised by the English High Court in a Judgement by Etherton LJ.

The team has 28 large litigation cases currently ongoing, with in excess of 70 cases closed in recent times.

Focused on the Private Equity community and portfolio companies, the Gallagher M&A team can provide the following solutions from the same bank of desks:

Transactional Services

  • Insurance Due Diligence - never outsourced, always done by our team
  • Warranty & Indemnity Insurance
  • Tax and other contingent risks insurance
  • Litigation buyouts
  • Public Offering of Securities Insurance (POSI)

Ongoing Services

  • Portfolio company insurance
  • D&O insurance - new Private Equity specific D&O wording
  • Equity release products
  • After The Event litigation insurance
  • Arbitration Proceedings Award Default insurance

Arthur J. Gallagher was again the only Insurance Broker to be named as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. In addition, UK Corporate Insurance Buyers’ Survey 2016 by StrategicRISK magazine has just rated Arthur J. Gallagher’s UK business as the best outright insurance broker, ranking us top in all five of its service categories.

To find out more about our range of services please contact a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions team.

Download our full 2016 Highlights document here.

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