Representation & Warranty Insurance (RWI) is a useful tool to mitigate losses stemming from unknown issues that may arise subsequent to an M&A transaction.
VALE’s RWI product is a custom insurance policy that provides protection to buyers or sellers against losses arising from the breach of a representation or warranty made in the purchase agreement of an M&A transaction.
We tailor each policy to insure the specific risks related to the underlying transaction at hand. Coverage can be customized for even the most complex transactions.
All claims are handled by the underwriting insurance carrier. Please refer to your policy on how best to submit a claim or obtain a claim status.
What is Rep & Warranty Insurance (RWI)?
RWI, also referred to as Warranty & Indemnity Insurance, is a form of coverage designed to guarantee the contractual representations made by sellers associated with corporate mergers and acquisitions.
What are the main benefits of such a policy?
VALE’s RWI policies provide a viable alternative to sellers’ indemnity escrows, which have typically been used to pay losses associated with the disclosure process during an M&A transaction.
Is VALE a retailer?
No. VALE is a managing general underwriter and works through licensed agents and brokers representing the buyer and/or seller on a business transaction.