Insurance Transactional

Debevoise has advised on more insurance M&A deals over the past 10 years than any other law firm – S&P Global

Insurance M&A

Noted for advising on more insurance M&A deals over the past 10 years than any other law firm by S&P Global, Insurance M&A is consistently the largest component of Debevoise’s Global Insurance Practice. The firm is widely recognized as a market leader in insurance M&A and is consistently called on for the industry’s most challenging, innovative and high-profile transactions. Our insurance M&A lawyers understand the perspectives of the full range of market participants, from traditional insurers and reinsurers to financial sponsors and intermediaries. The firm regularly acts on cross-border transactions and can execute local country and multijurisdictional acquisitions anywhere in the world. 

With the support of more than 80 corporate, regulatory, restructuring, tax, litigation and executive compensation partners and counsel dedicated to the industry, the M&A team brings to its work an unsurpassed depth of knowledge of industry issues, deal technology and regulatory sensitivities.

Additional Insurance Solutions

Insurance companies, pension plans and other market participants require an increasingly sophisticated approach to capital raising and risk transfer transactions. The Debevoise Global Insurance Practice offers clients market-leading capabilities with respect to a broad range of insurance solutions to meet these needs both on a standalone basis and in connection with M&A transactions. A particular strength of our Global Insurance Practice is in structuring the financing and risk management components of insurance company acquisitions by financial sponsors.
Our capabilities in these areas include:
  • reserve and other financing transactions for insurance companies;
  • pension plan “de-risking” transactions totaling in excess of $30 billion of assets;
  • insurance company formation and capitalization;
  • multijurisdictional bancassurance transactions;
  • IPOs, spin-offs and other traditional capital markets transactions for insurance companies, including offerings of surplus notes, debt offerings and instruments designed to meet regulatory capital requirements under U.S., Canadian, Bermudian, European and other jurisdictions; and
  • structured reinsurance solutions.