Considerations In Structuring Private Equity D&O Coverage

By Geoffrey Fehling, Syed Ahmad and Rachel Beck (September 10, 2021, 5:10 PM EDT) -- Private equity firms provide critical financial backing and investments into companies with the dual goals of providing important sources of capital while also creating value for their investors.

Deals can take many forms — from early-stage financing and growth equity transactions to leveraged buyout transactions and industry consolidations — all of which require special attention and present a host of transactional, regulatory and corporate governance hurdles.

Those transactions do not come without risks, however, especially when the operating companies in which the private equity firm invests are unsuccessful or become insolvent, a reality accentuated by the recent pandemic.

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