Our firm’s founder, Neil Krauter, started the private equity practice at Marsh in the 1980s as well as the Aon Mergers and Acquisitions Group (AMAG) several years later.  He ran the AMAG unit globally and built it into the industry leader as Vice Chairman of AON in New York for 13 years.  Our principals designed and placed the first private equity portfolio program in 1988 for Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and have completed hundreds ever since.  Our firm continues to lead the industry in the implementation of portfolio programs and the development of innovative new products for the private equity industry.

General partners, directors, and officers of all fund types – private equity or venture capital – face an extensive amount of exposure, with a heightened risk attributed to both fund and portfolio company management. As private equity professionals, Krauter & Company’s private equity practice has assisted PE firms and general partners in properly protecting their assets from lawsuits that involve allegations of:

  • Fraud
  • Self-dealing
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Breach of contract
  • Securities law violations
  • Misrepresentations
  • Negligence
  • Failure to meet fiduciary duties

Lawsuits of this type may be brought by minority shareholders, outside directors, portfolio companies, limited partners, and employees.

As a recognized industry leader in the Private Equity sector, Krauter & Company can create solutions to help personally protect fund managers, the funds they manage and the portfolio companies they invest in. Our team of highly sophisticated individuals can help tailor insurance products that meet your unique needs with fresh ideas.

Insurance Products include:

  • Coverage for the fund
  • Protection for the general partner and fund manager
  • Directors and officers liability insurance for the D&O’s of the fund and fund manager
  • Professional liability protection for the fund manager
  • Comprehensive portfolio company insurance programs

With over 150 Private Equity firms as clients (along with their portfolio companies), Krauter & Company has the right experience to assist PE firms with any insurance, benefits and transaction-related issues that may arise.