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Nate McKitterick | The Insurance You Need for M&A Deals
POSTED 7.18.18 M&A Masters Podcast

In every M&A deal, the devil is in the details. Nate McKitterick explains the ins and outs of one of the biggest potential deal breaking issues – indemnification.

One of the biggest sticking points during the negotiations for any M&A deal is indemnification. It’s a problem Nate McKitterick has dealt with for many years as a partner specializing in transactional insurance and indemnification matters at law firm DLA Piper.

Basically, buyers insist that sellers be “on the hook” for any issues that come up post-sale. And sellers are nervous about making the representations required for a deal to go through… when something out of their control could cost them their personal assets.

Nate highlights a specialized type of insurance that transfers all the indemnification risk to a third-party. We get into the nitty-gritty on how these policies work and how to set them up, as well as…

  • The level of due diligence insurance underwriters are looking for
  • #1 thing owners and founders/sellers must know when negotiating indemnification
  • The role of the broker in securing the right transactional insurance
  • 6 types of transactional insurance that could be vital to your next deal
  • And more…

You can also reach Nate directly at nate.mckitterick@dlapiper.com