M&A insurance growth undeterred by Brexit uncertainty, says JLT

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JLT Specialty saw a 60% increase in the number of insured deals during 2016 compared to 2015 globally. Also known as warranty and indemnity insurance, M&A cover is designed to pay out if a buyer discovers the business bought is not what the seller advised it would be. In its annual M&A Insurance Index report, JLT found that the average limit of insurance increased by 16% in 2016 compared to the previous year.  This may be a reaction to perceived heightened investment risk driven by