12th February 2015

2015: The best is yet to come for M&A Insurance

Posted by: James Wilson

M&A Professionals expect 2015 to be an extremely active year, however uncertainties in the deal making environment will give rise to an increase in the application of M&A Insurance.

So far, it seems that 2014’s dynamic Mergers & Acquisitions market is charging into 2015. It was undoubtedly an exceptional year for deal making with Thomson Reuters reporting a 47% increase in the total value of worldwide M&A in its annual Mergers & Acquisitions Review for 2014. Purchase price multiples reached 2007 levels which, according to the Wall Street Journal were driven by high levels of leverage, with debt being available at well over five times EBITDA.

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