Doing The Right Deal Right Challenging market conditions and higher expectations have raised the due diligence bar for insurers making acquisitions.

Corporate boards, the markets and regulators are subjecting proposed transactions to unprecedented scrutiny. And while the ever-expanding economy of yesteryear could hide a few lackluster deals, todays anemic financial environment is far more likely to highlight poorly considered transactions.

It comes as no surprise that the deal cycle today is considerably longer than in the past, and that ill-advised transactions are being terminated more quickly.

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