The Seller's Role in a Buyer's Reps & Warranties Insurance Claim The idea that seller is “fully removed” from any post-closing liability as a result of an R&W insurance policy is incorrect. Unless the deal is structured as a “no survival” transaction, the seller commonly retains liability to the buyer with respect to satisfying a [...]

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When Is Reps & Warranties Insufficient For Tax Exposures? A Discussion with Concord Specialty Risk Regarding the Coverage Afforded Under R&W Policies v. Tax Indemnity Policies Tax indemnity coverage is no longer sitting in the shadows. Although tax insurance pre-dated the existence of R&W insurance, it nevertheless sat dormant for decades while R&W insurance grew [...]

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Dowling Hales Finds New Home With Vanbridge With the new year has come a new owner for Dowling Hales, an advisory firm focused exclusively on the insurance industry.  Vanbridge Holdings LLC announced Jan. 5 that it acquired Dowling Hales, LLC and broker-dealer affiliate, Hales Securities, LLC, but it did not disclose the terms of the [...]

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Vanbridge has been appointed by Concord Specialty to assist in the underwriting of representation and warranty insurance for middle market transactions. This capability is key to making this product available to the middle market. Over the past several years, Representations and Warranties insurance has seen tremendous growth and the trend continues today. Numerous private equity […]

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Facilitating M&A Transactions: Terms, Conditions, Benefits and Pitfalls of Transaction-Related Insurance Products An undeniable trend in M&A is the growing use of insurance to address transaction-related risks. In fact, in 2013, more than $2 billion of risk was assumed by insurers, including risk related to representations and warranties, tax, environmental and other contingent liabilities; 2014 [...]

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