Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

If you're looking for insurance solutions for transactional risks, then the Liberty Global Transaction Solutions (Liberty GTS) team have an earned reputation for executing the largest and most complex deals in the region. Liberty GTS offers a range of solutions for transactional risks, including Warranty & Indemnity, Tax Indemnity & Tax Credit, Contingent Risk and After the Event Insurance. 

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After the Event

After the Event (ATE) insurance is a legal expenses insurance product that provides financial protection against adverse cost orders in litigation. This allows parties greater certainty of their exposure before deciding to embark into litigation and allows them to mitigate their downside risk.

ATE is available for a broad cross section of actions, including class actions, insolvency recoveries, contractual disputes and commercial litigation.

There are flexible pricing options available to assist clients best match the pricing of the policy to their risk appetite and the prospects of the case.

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Nicholas Ferrari - Senior Underwriter, Liberty GTS

Nicholas Ferrari

Senior Underwriter, Liberty GTS
T: +61 2 9258 3014

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Contingent Risks

Contingent Risk insurance offers coverage for a broad range of contingent risks for which neither party to the transaction will accept financial responsibility.

Contingent risks come in many forms, with the common thread being that they are all risks that are capable of legal analysis. Contingent risks are typically low probability but high severity risks.

Every Contingent Risk insurance policy is bespoke to the specific facts of the transaction. 

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William Lewis - Head of Asia Pacific, Liberty GTS

William Lewis

Head of Asia Pacific, Liberty GTS
T: +61 2 9258 3015

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Tax Liability

All merger and acquisition transactions require careful due diligence by both sides.

Sometimes tax liabilities are uncovered during this long and arduous process where the accountability is obvious. Other times, the lines may be a bit more blurred as to who bears the responsibility. And then there are times, months or even years down the line, when unexpected back taxes — as well as the corresponding interest, fees and penalties — give new owners more than they bargained for. All of this uncertainty can add to an already taxing situation.

Tax Liability insurance shifts the responsibility for tax contingencies from the insured to the insurer — minimising financial risk and exposures and reducing the friction between buyers and sellers. This allows  both parties to move forward quickly and confidently — and the only thing taken off of the table is the uncertainty. Coverage is available for both sellers and buyers.

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Geoffrey Lee - Australia & New Zealand Manager, Liberty GTS

Geoffrey Lee

Australia & New Zealand Manager, Liberty GTS
T: +61 2 9258 3013

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William Lewis - Head of Asia Pacific, Liberty GTS

William Lewis

Head of Asia Pacific, Liberty GTS
T: +61 2 9258 3015

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Warranty & Indemnity

The best transactions are not always straightforward but the smoother the transition from buyer to seller the better for all concerned.

Liberty GTS’s Warranty & Indemnity insurance provides comprehensive coverage that can help set expectations and mitigate the risk and uncertainty for all parties involved in a merger or acquisition—enabling a transaction to go through quickly and with certainty.

For a single one-off premium, and subject to terms and conditions, clients can be covered for unknown warranty breaches and unpaid tax and settlement protection for up to seven years— long after the deal is signed.

Why buy Warranty & Indemnity insurance?

  • Clean exit for the seller
  • Extend the duration and/or cap of warranties
  • Faster claims settlement and pay-out
  • Protect against seller credit-risk
  • Unwillingness to sue the seller - protects the relationship with the seller

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Geoffrey Lee - Australia & New Zealand Manager, Liberty GTS

Geoffrey Lee

Australia & New Zealand Manager, Liberty GTS
T: +61 2 9258 3013

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Marilyn Chakty - Assistant Underwriter, Liberty GTS

Marilyn Chakty

Assistant Underwriter, Liberty GTS
T: +61 2 9258 3016

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Nicholas Ferrari - Senior Underwriter, Liberty GTS

Nicholas Ferrari

Senior Underwriter, Liberty GTS
T: +61 2 9258 3014

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William Lewis - Head of Asia Pacific, Liberty GTS

William Lewis

Head of Asia Pacific, Liberty GTS
T: +61 2 9258 3015

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