Representations & Warranties (W&I)

Mergers and acquisitions between companies come with a great deal of risk to both the purchasing and selling organizations. Representations & Warranties (W&I) insurance provides significant advantages to both parties to safeguard against a loss from breach of warranty or a misrepresentation on behalf of the seller or to provide a strategic tool for buyers to gain a competitive edge against other bidders.

Highlights

  • Financial capacity of up to US$70 million per TRI policy
  • Primary or excess

Best For

  • Companies involved in a mergers and acquisitions transaction

Summary of Coverage

Representations and Warranties, also known as Warranty & Indemnity (W&I), insurance programs facilitate the sale and purchase process. Both buyer-side and seller-side policies are available, and the policy is structured to meet the risk retention and recourse requirements of the deal parties.

Representations and Warranties insurance provides a convenient solution to both buyers and sellers, and presents significant advantages, such as:

  • A commercially viable alternative to security traditionally sought through costlier and less satisfactory means (such as an escrow account, bank guarantee or letter of credit)
  • A simpler and more effective method of seeking indemnity against a loss resulting from a breach of warranty or tax deed / covenant in a sale and purchase agreement
  • A tool to mitigate the vendor's risk for liabilities arising from innocent misrepresentations made by the vendor
  • Coverage, afforded to the buyer, for any financial loss as a result of any misrepresentations (innocent or otherwise) made by the vendor
  • A strategic tool to give the buyer a competitive edge against other bidders for the purchase or to make the vendor's offer more appealing, as the risk is transferred to a financially sound insurer

Why Tokio Marine HCC?

Tokio Marine HCC is a leading specialty insurance group with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain and Ireland, transacting business in approximately 180 countries and underwriting more than 100 classes of specialty insurance. Our products and capabilities set the standard for the industry, and many of our almost 3,000 employees are industry-leading experts. Each of our highly entrepreneurial businesses are equipped to underwrite special situations, companies and individuals, and acts autonomously to deliver effective solutions. 
Our financial strength ensures our clients will always be protected.

Our financial strength ensures our clients will always be protected.

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Tokio Marine HCC Product Breadth

Our holistic portfolio of products includes more than 100 classes of specialty insurance

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Tokio Marine HCC is part of Tokio Marine, a $31 billion company.

Tokio Marine HCC is part of Tokio Marine, a $31 billion company

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