Deal Terms for M&A Escrows - Statistics and Key Findings

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SRS Acquiom data shows that nearly all (92%) of M&A deals contain an M&A escrow1.   This helpful resource summarizes key facts about M&A escrows to help you stay on top of trends in escrow sizes, duration, and more to be better prepared for your next deal. Key statistics are presented from the 2024 M&A Deal Terms Study, the 2022 M&A Claims Insights Report and 2024 M&A Working Capital PPA Study.

  • How are deal parties structuring escrows in the current M&A market? 
  • What are the key facts about post-closing claim activity (which ultimately impact escrow usage)? 
  • How can the presence of reps and warranties insurance impact the use of special escrows? 
  • And more

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1SRS Acquiom data shows that nearly all (92%) of M&A deals contain an M&A escrow. 
Source: 2024 M&A Deal Terms Study

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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