Not enough attention is paid to risk exposure issues in mergerand acquisition transactions involving insurers, sometimes leavingthe purchaser with unexpected exposures, an insurance brokerageexecutive said.

Geoffrey Clark, managing director of Marsh's Private EquityMergers and Acquisition practice, said too often in a merger oracquisition transaction not enough attention is paid to insuranceissues. Risk managers, who are the experts in this field, are leftout of reviewing the deal to the detriment of its success.

"Risk management can impact literally every aspect of the dealand can make a material difference in the key positions of the dealteam throughout the process," he said.

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