Private Equity and Venture Capital

We're the gold standard in coverage and service to private equity and venture capital firms, from mitigating risk and improving IRR at the fund level to positively impacting EBITDA pre-and post-close at the transaction level.

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Decades of Venture Capital and Private Equity Experience

At Woodruff Sawyer, we specialize in advising private equity and venture capital clients with customized fund-level solutions that help mitigate litigation and deliver positive outcomes on disputes arising from intellectual property, portfolio company shareholders, and M&A transactions. With cross-section expertise in insurance, securities litigation, corporate governance, and claims, our personalized partnership approach and depth of resources is unique in this industry and a key reason why clients stay with us.

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Venture capital and private equity clients
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Years of general partnership liability expertise
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Middle market private equity transactions


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Private Equity & Venture Capital

Specialists in General Partnership Liability Coverage

We’ve been structuring and implementing general partnership liability coverage for fund-level clients for 30+ years. Our deep expertise is grounded in a comprehensive platform of services that combines experienced brokers and strong insurer relationships with specialized claims management, in-house counsel on financial regulation, corporate governance, and securities law. 

With a scalable platform and a full breadth of resources working with you to manage risk, we’ve got you covered.

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Private Equity

Protecting Clients from Diligence through Divestiture

We have decades of experience protecting clients through lower, core, and upper middle-market transactions. Whether the deal involves placing complex reps and warranties insurance or tax liability coverage, or conducting fulsome due diligence of a target’s property, casualty, management liability, employee benefits, or retirement plans, Woodruff Sawyer’s Private Equity team handles it all. 

We’re fiercely dedicated to a hands-on approach to deal work, with the same partner-led team handling the entire process from diligence through divestiture.

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Private Equity

Maximizing EBITDA with Due Diligence and Post-Close Services

We help private equity clients and their portfolio companies maximize EBITDA and investment margin. Every transaction receives partner-led due diligence services, from pre-LOI through closing. We identify potential land mines that could negatively impact the target’s EBITDA in the short and longer term, and find innovative solutions to mitigate the risk. Post-close, we help mitigate risk by implementing a broad foundation of insurance that scales as the portfolio companies grow organically and inorganically during the investment hold period. 

All of this is managed by the same team, diligence through divestiture.

Our Expertise

  • D&O/ Management Liability

    Safeguarding directors and officers against lawsuits and other liabilities.


  • M&A - Reps and Warranties Insurance

    Using insurance and our deep knowledge of the intricacies of M&A transactions to reduce risks for buyers and sellers.

  • Property & Casualty

    Aligning your risk management strategy with your overall business strategy.

  • Employee Benefits

    Delivering cost-effective benefits programs that help you attract and retain the best people.

  • Private Client

    Protecting what’s important to you, from treasured collections to the legacy you want to leave behind.