When an M&A deal is potentially on the table, the board’s primary responsibility should be to maximise value to shareholders. Intelligent Insurer looks at key factors which ensure a successful transaction.
The re/insurance industry has seen many high-profile merger and acquisition (M&A) bids over the last 24 months. The importance of maximising value to shareholders and ensuring the communication channel is open is key to facilitating a smooth process.
Maximising value can be achieved by a variety of factors, not just securing the highest premium.
“The shareholders of the target entity are likely to look at the deal more favourably if there is a material premium to the share price,” says Ashley Prebble, partner, Financial Institutions Group, Clifford Chance.
Mergers, Acquisitions, Insurance, Reinsurance, Shareholders, Value, Ashley Prebble, Clifford Chance