Risk Capital Advisors (RCA) is an independent, global market leader in all aspects of M&A insurance. Focused on structuring insurance capital to mitigate or eliminate risks associated with M&A transactions, including warranties and indemnities, tax liabilities, litigation, environmental liabilities and other contingent risks.
Established in 2011, with a combined 100+ years of team experience, covering M&A legal advisory, underwriting and entrepreneurialism. RCA is a trusted adviser to corporates, investment funds, law firms and M&A professionals, with a strong industry reputation for personal and tailored levels of service.
Long-standing, senior-level relationships with all the specialist M&A insurers means that RCA can deliver not just solutions for its clients at the time of a transaction, but also highly effective claims management and advocacy.
The RCA Story
2000First M&A Insurer in Asia-Pacific
Rick establishes the Sydney branch of a UK-based underwriting agency providing W&I Insurance.
2002Buy-side UK M&A Insurance
Ben joins AIG’s newly established M&A Insurance and underwrites some of the first buy-side W&I insurance policies in the UK market.
2005The first dedicated M&A insurance broker in Asia-Pacific
Rick joins the Aon Mergers & Acquisitions Group as the Regional Director, Asia-Pacific charged with developing the use of M&A insurance across the Asia-Pacific region.
2007Advising Leading M&A Insurers
At Clayton Utz Janine advises on Australian W&I policy wording and underwriting for leading W&I insurer.
Ben develops the AIG M&A Insurance team with hires in Paris, Madrid, Stockholm, and Frankfurt.
Janine and Ben involved in underwriting M&A transactions in new jurisdictions where W&I Insurance has never been used.
Ben appointed as Global (ex-US) Head of AIG M&A Insurance Group.
Rick established RCA in Melbourne and Sydney.
2014Ben establishes RCA Europe in London
After 12 years as an underwriter of M&A Insurance, Ben opened RCA’s office in London to service clients, lawyers and M&A advisers throughout the UK and Europe.
2015RCA opens office in Hong Kong and Janine joins London office
RCA identified the emerging opportunity for M&A insurance in Asia. Janine joins London office of RCA.
2018RCA opens office in Johannesburg
A local presence to service the market that RCA had developed in South Africa.
2019WillisTowersWatson acquires RCA Australia, RCA Asia and RCA South Africa.
2020Rob Faasen joins to open RCA Amsterdam office
Building on RCA success and client demand in The Netherlands and the Benelux region.
Our Solutions and Process
We are experts on all aspects of M&A insurance. The RCA team has been at the forefront of developing the insurance market’s approach to insuring the risks associated with deals for many years. W&I policies in most markets around the world, for example, are the result of W&I insurers adopting innovations first brought to the market by RCA.