Warranty and indemnity insurance for social care sector M&A

Consideration of W&I insurance in social care sector transactions and its key benefits, the impact of COVID-19 and an introduction to contingent risk insurance

22 January 2021

Transactions in the social care sector (including nursing homes, domiciliary care and specialist care businesses) have been and continue to be active in the M&A market. Despite challenges faced in light of the COVID-19 pandemic which has had a significant impact on social care businesses as a result of their nature and key demographics, many buyers and sellers remain positive and eager to transact and we have been involved in the progression and successful completion of a number of sales of social care businesses during the periods of lockdown.

Recently, we have received more enquiries from investors and operators in the sector preparing themselves for acquisitions, in particular with a view to targeting:

  • distressed businesses in the near future as the economic impact of the pandemic begins to take its toll; or
  • family owned businesses without a viable internal succession plan.

We have produced this article alongside HWF, to provide an overview of Warranty and Indemnity insurance and its key drivers in transactions such as those above. The article also considers the growth of contingent risk policies, the appetite of insurers and the impact of COVID-19.

Please download the pdf below to read the full article, or contact Jonathan Eves or Ceri Barrett if you have any questions. 
Warranty and Indemnity insurance for social care sector M&A, (pdf, 1.77MB)

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Jonathan Eves

Jonathan Eves Partner

  • Corporate
  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

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