“Trends in Nordic M&A “ seminar was a success

HPP was pleased to co-host a breakfast seminar on “Trends in Nordic M&A: Developing solutions and trends for protecting value in Nordic transactions” along with AIG and UK Trade & Investment on Wednesday 5 November at the British Embassy in Helsinki.

Speakers including Rowan Bamford, AIG’s Head of Underwriting, Jan Mattlin, Partner at Capman Buyout, Henrik Rydén, CEO of JLT Risk Solutions and HPP Partner Antti Säiläkivi, addressed the audience on topics concerning trends in Nordic transactions market, the use of M&A insurance on both the buy and sell-side to protect parties to a transaction, and how M&A insurance is affecting deal and auction processes in the Nordic transaction market.

The audience was made up primarily of General Counsel of leading Finnish corporates and private equity and corporate finance professionals. The conclusion of a very interesting panel discussion was that M&A insurance was a developing solution which was set to increase in use as a means of resolving potentially contentious issues during negotiation, for ‘sweetening’ bids in auction processes and avoiding the need for escrow arrangements allowing sellers to realize and protect value at an earlier stage than previously.

Further information on insurances in connection with transactions can be obtained from partner Antti Säiläkivi, antti.sailakivi@hpplaw.fi.

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