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Private Equity Transactional Risk Insurance

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A global team of local specialists

Backed by expertise gained over several decades at top-tier US and UK law firms, our private equity team assists clients on transactions across a range of deal sizes, geographies and sectors. Working with sponsors and their advisers, we source and place tailored insurance policies to ensure that transactions are executed with precision, mitigating risks for both buyers and sellers. We are well versed in assisting clients structure policies across a range of deal types, whether platform acquisitions, minority investments, bolt-ons, take-privates, or secondaries transactions.

Tailored insurance solutions

Using our industry experience and sector knowledge, we can structure reliable and tailored solutions covering diverse exposures, ranging from Warranty and Indemnity (W&I) and Tax Liability to Contingent and Litigation Risk, as well as Intellectual Property.

Longstanding partnerships, run by our experts

We have a unique structure that sees our most senior colleagues maintaining direct and regular contact with every client. Our impressive retention rate is a testament to the exceptional service offered by our team. What this means for our clients is service continuity and a lasting understanding of your business.


Our industry leading offering

Our client retention rate is 97%, which we put down to our exceptional standards of service and uncompromising approach to our clients’ evolving needs.

We scrutinise and analyse every aspect of your deal to help you gain a greater understanding of the risks you face.

Making a claim can be a frustratingly slow process and we are determined to offer our clients a better way. We have an in-house dedicated claims teams to ensure fast and proficient pay-outs.

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Private Equity Transactional Risk Insurance FAQs

Risks encountered in the private equity sector are extremely broad and are constantly evolving. Risks arise across the entire investment lifecycle, and can include:

  • Operational and compliance risk

  • Cyber, technology and intellectual property risk

  • Transactional risk during the investment/divestment process

  • Key person risk

  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and associated pressure from investors

  • Geopolitical risks

Private Equity Transactional Risk Insurance is an indispensable tool for managing and mitigating the inherent risks associated with M&A transactions. By providing coverage for breaches of warranty by the sellers, W&I policies can facilitate smoother negotiations and align the interests of both buyers and sellers. It provides sellers with a clean exit from an investment whilst giving the buyer recourse to an A-rated insurer. Tax and contingent risk policies can provide coverage for known risks, minimising the need for indemnities or escrows.

Private equity firms should be considering the following types of insurances among others:

  • Professional Indemnity (PI)

  • Directors and Officers Liability (D&O)

  • Cyber Liability

  • Warranty and Indemnity (W&I)

  • Contingent Liability

  • Litigation Risk

  • Tax Liability

  • Secondaries and Fund Wrapper

  • Employee Benefits

  • Portfolio Company Solutions

A comprehensive insurance programme can be a key factor for private equity firms in achieving financial success. This includes everything from fundraising, origination and acquisition to portfolio management and divestiture strategy.

For example:

Strategy and fundraising: comprehensive GP liability coverage can protect the funds and investment professionals from inherent risks.

Deal sourcing and investment: insurance due diligence can identify issues early and transactional risk insurance can facilitate deals.

Portfolio management and value creation: sector-specific expertise can ensure that investments remain protected and that the private equity firm is appropriately insulated from risk.

Divestiture strategy: vendor due diligence can uncover potential risks, transactional risk insurance can expedite and simplify a sale and contingent and litigation risk policies can remove liquidity issues.

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