William Gallagher Associates works with 100 venture firms around the world, and
has long been the leading insurance services provider for the VC industry.
Investing money exposes venture firms to many areas of potential liability; therefore,
venture investors need expert advice with respect to transferring those exposures
efficiently and cost-effectively. WGA works closely with the insurers providing
the broadest coverage available in the marketplace. Trusting this service to a broker
who is unfamiliar with partnerships, the exposures to litigation and the policy
forms leaves fund managers with the chance that all risks have not been addressed,
and at an unreasonable cost. Just as venture firms need specialization for legal
and accounting matters, they also require expertise for their insurance needs. As
most partnership agreements require indemnification to general partners for liability
arising out of their operations, limited partners usually prefer to transfer this
indemnity risk to a third party to protect the returns of the fund. Otherwise, one
claim could erase a significant amount of a fund’s return.
WGA was selected over five years ago by the National
Association of Small Business Investment Companies (NASBIC) to manage their
Professional Liability Insurance Program. Since then, we have added more than 50
firms to our distinguished client list. We have also worked with countless portfolio
companies by providing D&O brokerage services, Mergers & Acquisitions risk management
solutions as well as IPO D&O programs.
WGA's Venture Capital insurance services team provides:
- Brokerage services for professional liability insurance coverage for the Fund, the
General Partner, the Management Company, the Advisory Board and the firm’s Principals
- D & O insurance services for portfolio companies
- Mergers & Acquisitions solutions with respect to Reps & Warranties, Tax Liability,
Environmental Liability and other deal related liabilities
For additional information about our Venture Capital Practice, please contact Michael Andersen via email at .