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W&I Insurance: Changes, Impact and Opportunities for Investors Resulting from COVID-19 (Part 2) [PODCAST]

The impact of COVID-19 is not only immediate, but will be felt for months to come. As a result, Warranty & Indemnity (W&I) Insurance has adapted to this new M&A environment to provide investors with alternative solutions which can assist both sellers and buyers as they look to mitigate the unprecedented uncertainly in the market as COVID-19 continues.

In the second of a two-part podcast, Proskauer private equity M&A partner Andrew Wingfield alongside associate Katie Bunce and Caroline Rowlands, head of private equity at Howden M&A, discuss the opportunities for private equity firms and companies to utilize W&I insurance when considering buying a distressed or insolvent target. 

The podcast will cover:

  • Background on W&I Insurance in distressed transactions.
  • Key considerations for buyers considering W&I insurance on deals with a distressed or insolvent target.
  • Advantages for buyers and sellers using W&I in M&A involving distressed or insolvent targets.

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About this Author

Andrew Wingfield Corporate Lawyer with Proskauer in London, UK

Andrew Wingfield is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of our Private Equity Mergers & Acquisitions Group. As businesses globally are impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Andrew is a member of the firm’s Coronavirus Response Team helping clients respond and solve issues across myriad fronts.

Andrew undertakes a broad range of domestic and cross-border corporate and commercial work for both corporate and private equity clients, advising on acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, mergers and public takeovers,...


Katie Bunce is an associate in the Corporate Department and a member of the Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups. 

Katie advises private equity and venture capital firms and companies on all aspects of private acquisitions and disposals, leveraged buyouts, co-investments and secondary buyouts. She has been involved in transactions of both a domestic and international nature in a range of sectors including financial services, travel and real estate.

At her previous firm Katie was seconded to a major London market insurer and a European private equity house....

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