Kirk Sanderson Joins Equity Risk Partners, Enhances Transactional Risk Practice

Press Release

San Francisco and New York - September 5, 2014 - Equity Risk Partners, a global, full service insurance broker focused on private equity firms and alternative asset managers, has announced that Kirk Sanderson has joined the firm's New York office as a Vice President, Transactional Risk.

Mr. Sanderson brings more than 10 years of strategic financial services and transaction experience to his role at Equity Risk Partners, most recently as Vice President, Strategic and Transaction Solutions for Aon Risk Services.  He provided transaction advisory services across private equity and corporate clients for representation and warranties insurance, tax and other credit solutions accessed through the insurance markets. Kirk has advised on more than 50 transactions with enterprise values ranging from $30.0 million - $2.0 billion over the past 12 months.

"Transactional Risk is the fastest growing area within the private equity insurance arena.  Equity Risk Partners has been at the forefront of this specialized area with dedicated transaction professionals, specialized underwriting products, and unmatched market access.  The addition of Kirk Sanderson reinforces our commitment to the space and, once again, highlights Equity Risk Partners unique position as the premier risk advisor to private equity," said Michael Marcon, Founder and CEO of Equity Risk Partners.

"I have been committed to developing state of the art transactional risk solutions for the past several years.  I advised on some of the largest and most complex transactions in this industry.  The opportunity to work with the only insurance brokerage firm solely dedicated to private equity and committed to transactional risk products and services is a perfect fit for me," stated Mr. Sanderson.

Mr. Sanderson holds a BA - Business Administration from Coastal Carolina University and an MBA - Corporate Finance and Strategy from the McCallum School of Business at Bentley University.  Kirk is also a 2014 recipient of the "40 Under 40" award from M&A Advisor.

Equity Risk Partners is the only global, full service insurance, risk management, and employee benefits brokerage focused exclusively on private equity firms, alternative asset managers, and their portfolio companies. Serving private equity firms since 1994, our professionals have had a meaningful impact on hundreds of transactions.

If you would like more information please contact Melissa Abreu at mabreu@equityrisk.com or (415) 874-7120.

To learn more about Equity Risk Partners, visit www.equityrisk.com.