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We create value through the investment life cycle

The job of the Risk Strategies Private Equity Practice is to ensure you are able to raise your next funds. We accomplish this by:

  • Insuring the internal rate of return (IRR) of the fund by protecting the balance sheet of portfolio companies, therefore preventing bankruptcies
  • Guaranteeing you never need to call capital from limited partners for indemnification
  • Uncovering hidden liabilities and previously unforeseen P&L impact during due diligence
  • Creating competitive advantage during the bidding process via our transactional risk expertise

As you navigate investment deals that are complex and costly, you also face mounting pressure to deliver investor returns and competitive value. Threats are everywhere in the form of antitrust allegations, cybercrime, fraud, compliance, ESG, catastrophic events, and regulatory standards. These issues can put everything you’ve built at risk.

You need a private equity-focused insurance broker who understands these implications and your business – a partner with the strategic counsel, intellectual capital, and industry expertise to identify vulnerabilities and liabilities hiding within business opportunities. 

Partner with a leader

The Risk Strategies Private Equity Practice is the industry leader with over 125 experts dedicated solely to PE and M&A bringing diverse backgrounds to work as client advisors in the complex world of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, IPOs, SPACs, and investment deals.

We operate as a national practice, with a local presence, proudly counting over 275 private equity firms and thousands of portfolio companies among our client base. What makes us different is what we offer and how we do it – delivering the transaction experience, industry relationships, market access, sector expertise, and global resources of a large firm, with the hands-on, responsive, focused, and service-oriented characteristics of a smaller, boutique firm.

Our long-standing history in the market includes decades of experience with industry leadership borne from our specialty divisions Krauter and Securitas Insurance Partners. We excel in new business growth and exceed our client's expectations.

Solution driven expertise

Our team is focused exclusively on strategic sponsors, private equity, and the alternative asset community. We will work with you to develop comprehensive risk management solutions across all steps of the investment cycle – pre-transactional insurance due diligence, transactional solutions and post-transaction placement, and portfolio value creation services.

We specialize in:

  • Pre-transactional Insurance Due Diligence
  • Transactional Risk (representation and warranties, tax, etc.)
  • D&O, Umbrella, and 401K Retirement portfolio programs
  • Management Liability and Initial Public Offerings (IPO) / SPAC  
  • General Partnership Liability – Proprietary Manuscript Wording
  • Captive Solutions – One of the largest captive providers
  • Cyber Liability placement and security assessment consulting
  • Advanced Loss Control & Claims Advocacy Services

Protect your people, profits, and portfolio with a true partnership from a private equity leader. 

Practice Leadership

Neil Krauter, Sr.

National Private Equity Practice Leader

Neil Krauter, Sr.

Neil Krauter, Sr.

National Private Equity Practice Leader

Neil leads the National Private Equity Practice.

Before joining Risk Strategies, he founded Krauter & Company in 2004 which merged with Risk Strategies to form and build a leading private equity specialty practice. Prior to founding Krauter & Company, Neil worked at Lloyd's of London, Marsh, and Aon, where he built out and managed the Aon Mergers & Acquisitions Group. He was Aon's leading specialist in providing services to the Mergers and Acquisitions industry with well over 2,000 transactions to his credit. Active in the private equity community, he launched the Private Equity Principal Group in 2014, which currently has over 130 members.

Today, the Risk Strategies Private Equity Practice has over 350 private equity firms as current and active clients.

Neil Krauter, Jr.
Neil Krauter, Jr.
National Private Equity Practice Co-Leader
Michael McFadden
Michael McFadden
Senior Managing Director
Stephanie Needham
Stephanie Needham
Senior Managing Director
Jeff Rubocki
Jeff Rubocki
Senior Managing Director
Karen Williams
Karen Williams
Senior Managing Director
Peter Galasinao
Peter Galasinao
Senior Managing Director
Scott Nestle
Scott Nestle
Senior Managing Director

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