Formations, Mergers and Other Transactions

Dykema provides comprehensive securities, transactional and business consulting services to domestic and foreign insurance companies, reinsurers and agencies. Our Chambers USA-ranked corporate/mergers and acquisition practice helps our insurance industry clients in company and agency formations, mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, acquisition and disposition blocks of business in reinsurance transactions, mutualizations and demutualizations, product creation and design and licensing issues. We work with our insurance industry clients on every phase of their transaction, from conceptualization, formulation and due diligence to negotiation, documentation and implementation and on into operation, to smooth the way for the sustained success of their businesses. Using a cross-disciplinary approach supported by attorneys from a variety of practice groups, we consider all of the regulatory, financial and practical concerns unique to the insurance industry when successfully guiding our clients through their important transactions.

Experience Matters

  • Prepared the Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger notifications for $1.4 billion multinational joint venture and insurance company merger.
  • Represented a publicly traded medical professional liability insurance holding company in connection with its sale to a California-based medical professional liability insurance company in an all cash merger (approximately $390 million).
  • Represented a health care insurer as lead counsel in its acquisition of a for-profit, licensed health maintenance organization.
  • Provided mass tort clients, including insurers, due diligence related counseling involving the proposed acquisition of companies with legacy asbestos liabilities and litigation risks and evaluated and developed strategies addressing possible successor liability issues.