2022 M&A Claims Insights Report

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Over a quarter of M&A deals result in an indemnification claim and nine out of ten deals include a purchase price adjustment (PPA); gain perspective on how these post-closing matters can play out from the SRS Acquiom team of experts in our 2022 Claims Insights Report.

This M&A claims report analyzes PPAs and indemnification claims from more than 700 private-target acquisitions valued at approximately $159B on which SRS Acquiom served as the shareholder representative. This includes 529 individual indemnification claims. All deals examined in this report have escrows that were fully released during the period from Q4 2020 through Q2 2022. Most of this information is not publicly available and cannot be found from any other source.

Important topics reviewed in this report include:

  • Post-Closing purchase price adjustments
  • Indemnification claim activities, including analysis of deals with Representations and Warranties Insurance
  • Expense funds

Kip Wallen

Senior Director, Thought Leadership tel:720-452-5364

Kip Wallen is a senior director leading the SRS Acquiom thought leadership practice. He leverages his extensive expertise and SRS Acquiom proprietary data to produce resourceful content regularly utilized by market practitioners. Kip has broad experience in M&A and provides guidance on market standards and trends.

Previously, Kip was a Director with the SRS Acquiom Transactional Group, where he collaborated with clients and counsel to negotiate M&A documents including purchase, escrow, payments, and other transactional agreements. Before joining SRS Acquiom, Kip was an attorney with a Denver-based boutique business law firm where he assisted clients with M&A transactions as well as general corporate governance and securities matters.

Kip is an avid supporter of the Colorado Symphony, serving on the Associate Board and Colorado Symphony Fund Board, and the Colorado Rockies. He is an active participant on the American Bar Association’s M&A Committee. In 2016, Kip completed Leadership 20 with the Denver chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

Kip received his J.D. from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver and an M.S. in Economics, B.S. in Economics and B.A. in International Relations from Lehigh University. He is a member of the Colorado bar.

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