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Raising Debt & Equity Capital

No two firms are the same.  That’s why partnering with an investment banker from MarshBerry gives you a truly customized solution.  Options are created from a variety of providers such as private equity investors, family offices, public and private pension funds, traditional bank and debt lenders, and non-bank financial institutions and tailored to your firm.  MarshBerry Capital Raising Solutions helps you execute the capital raising process with confidence.

Raising Equity Capital

  • Valuation of your enterprise, either on a majority or minority basis
  • Identification, ranking, and introductions to potential equity capital providers
  • Negotiation of competitive pricing and terms
  • Assistance with confirmatory financial due diligence and document review

Raising Debt Capital

  • Identification, ranking, and introductions to potential debt capital providers
  • Identification of optimal loan types
  • Market pricing considerations
  • Negotiation of debt terms
  • Assistance with confirmatory financial due diligence and document review

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Just wanted to give you kudos for a great program – very positive material. I’m having fun and also learning a lot – that will help me become a better sales manager and also with future recruiting. We are learning a lot and are excited about future increased production, so that’s encouraging – well worth the investment!

Private Client

The most valuable part of my MarshBerry training were my one on one calls. My consultant provided great insight and background that helped me prepare and properly evaluate my opportunities. I truly appreciated their willingness to challenge my typical sales  process which helped accelerate my learning curve. Selling insurance is like no other sale I’ve made and having a resource like MarshBerry was incredibly beneficial.

Private Client

Thank you so much for the superior training last week. I think it all came together really well when I listened to your approach. I truly enjoyed it!

Private Client
Fresno, CA

Our partnership with the MarshBerry Organic Growth/Sales Management team has really transformed the way  our producers succeed and in turn the agency has grown. It has been a joint effort by both teams working towards a very intense and specific goal. You gave us the resources/scripts/planning tools/one on ones/manager feedback which helped us grow and also retain them.

Private Client
Miami, FL

The advice we got through the transaction was invaluable. MarshBerry was by our side the entire time. They know our people, our culture, they’ve been to our office. MarshBerry also played a key role in our arriving to the decision to sell and who to sell to. When we first engaged with MarshBerry, we said, ‘We don’t want the whole world coming in here. You know us. Culture is very, very important. Bring us who you think would be a cultural fit.’ They boiled it down to seven firms.

Private Client

They are honest as the day is long, they give complete information and make it easy to analyze. The team is great. I trust them.

Private Client

MarshBerry had deeper insight into the market than we did. They had expertise at negotiating value and they sourced qualified buyers. The timeline on the process was right and they prepped us well for conversations.

Private Client

They have a keen knowledge and deep insight into the insurance market space. They understand core value drivers and translate that well to future buyers.

Private Client

The benefit of working with MarshBerry is absolutely, the consultative style. It shows up because most investment bankers don’t have due diligence teams. MarshBerry does and it deepens their understanding of the value.

Private Client

They have deep technical expertise that enables them to make observations about what operations are really driving the numbers, they are really good at that.

Private Client

MarshBerry is very substantial, they have a very consultative style, and they are knowledgeable. There is sizzle and substance to them. Not many of their competitors understand the business as well as MarshBerry does.

Private Client

Contact the Advisory Team

MarshBerry’s team of advisors are thought leaders and experts in the insurance brokerage and financial services industries. As a client, your firm benefits from their combined hands-on experience and professional designations in finance, accounting and economics. No matter what your needs are, they have the understanding to craft a personalized solution.

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John Wepler
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Phil Trem
President, Financial Advisory
Gerard Vecchio
Managing Director, Specialty Practice Co-Head
Casey Pont
Director
Courtney Ferrara
Director, Financial Advisory
John Wepler
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

A vital resource in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), John Wepler has personally advised on more than 300 M&A and Capital Markets transactions since joining MarshBerry in 1991. He is an in-demand industry speaker because of his extensive knowledge in organic growth management, valuation enhancement strategies, business planning, perpetuation, financial management and M&A. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MarshBerry—and CEO of the wholly-owned FINRA registered broker/dealer MarshBerry Capital, LLC—John’s leadership and industry experience has benefited many insurance industry professionals.

Phil Trem
President, Financial Advisory

As President of MarshBerry's Financial Advisory Division, Phil brings extensive knowledge in merger & acquisition (M&A) advisory and operations, specifically in the business and technology arenas and is a trusted partner for buyers and sellers who depend on his proficiency at deal negotiation, due diligence, deal execution and integration planning. His experience encompasses the full life cycle of an M&A transaction for independently-owned insurance agents & brokers, specialty distributors, wealth management advisors, retirement planning specialists, private equity firms, banks & credit unions and insurance carriers.

Gerard Vecchio
Managing Director, Specialty Practice Co-Head

Gerard Vecchio joined MarshBerry in 2017 and works specifically with the Insurance Services Division of MarshBerry. Gerard’s responsibilities include providing strategic and operational consulting services to specialty insurance distributors, insurance carriers and outsourced service providers within the insurance industry.

Casey Pont
Director

As part of MarshBerry’s Financial Advisory team, Casey focuses on merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory for both buy side and sell side clients. Her current responsibilities include M&A valuation and analysis, insurance agency and brokerage valuation services, compensation consulting, perpetuation planning, and other general consulting projects. Casey is also a facilitator for two Strategic Issues Group within MarshBerry’s executive peer exchange network, Connect.

Courtney Ferrara
Director, Financial Advisory

Courtney Ferrara joined MarshBerry in 2014 and currently serves as a Director in the Financial Advisory division where she oversees and manages MarshBerry’s valuation and buy side advisory (due diligence) consulting practices.

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Evertree Insurance Group has acquired Provision Insurance Group

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to Evertree Insurance Group

January 2023 Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. John C. Breckenridge Insurance Solutions, Inc. Acquisition

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired John C. Breckenridge Solutions, Inc. 

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to John C. Breckenridge Solutions, Inc.

January 2023 Relation Insurance Services, Inc. Napa Valley Insurance Services Acquisition

Relation Insurance Services Inc. has acquired Napa Valley Insurance Services

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to Napa Valley Insurance Services

January 2023 Specialty Program Group, LLC Euclid Fiduciary Acquisition

Specialty Program Group, LLC has acquired Euclid Fiduciary 

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to Euclid Insurance Services

December 2022 Cadence Insurance Warriner & Associates Insurance, Inc Acquisition

Cadence Insurance has acquired Warriner & Associates Insurance, Inc. 

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to Warriner & Associates Insurance, Inc.

December 2022 Bowen, Miclette & Britt Insurance Agency Technical Assurance, LLC Acquisition

Bowen, Miclette & Britt Insurance Agency, LLC has acquired Technical Assurance, LLC

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to Technical Assurance, LLC

December 2022 PCF Insurance Services Direct Dealer Services Acquisition

PCF Insurance Services has acquired Direct Dealer Services

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to PCF Insurance Services

December 2022 Hub International Limited Dale Barton Agency Acquisition

Hub International Limited has acquired Dale Barton Agency

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to Dale Barton Agency

December 2022 Evertree Insurance Group Gnade Insurance Group Inc.

Evertree Insurance has acquired Gnade Insurance Group Inc.  

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to Evertree Insurance

December 2022 Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Mahowald Insurance Agency

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Mahowald Insurance Agency 

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to Mahowald Insurance Agency

December 2022 Hilb Group, LLC OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. Acquisition

Hilb Group, LLC has acquired OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc.

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to Hilb Group, LLC

December 2022 World Insurance Associates LLC. Future Insurance Group Acquisition

World Insurance Associates, LLC has acquired Future Insurance Group

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to World Insurance Associates, LLC

December 2022 Hub Internal Limited Invensure Insurance Brokers Acquisition

Hub International Limited has acquired Invensure Insurance Brokers

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to Invensure Insurance Brokers

November 2022 PCF Insurance Services Voluntary Benefits at Work

PCF Insurance Services has acquired Voluntary Benefits at Work

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to PCF Insurance Services

November 2022 Hilb Group, LLC Sharpline Insurance Brokerage, LLC Acquisition

Hilb Group, LLC has acquired Sharpline Insurance Brokerage, LLC

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to Hilb Group, LLC

November 2022 Relation Insurance Services, Inc. Garrity Insurance Acquisition

Relation Insurance Services, Inc. has acquired Garrity Insurance

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to Garrity Insurance

November 2022 ICON an AIMCOR Consolidated Company McQueen Kalligan Insurance Services, Inc.

ICON an AIMCOR Consolidated Company has acquired McQueen Kalligan Insurance Services, Inc. 

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to McQueen Kalligan Insurance Services, Inc.

November 2022 Alera Group, Inc. A privately-held insurance agency Acquisition

Alera Group, Inc. has acquired a book of business from a privately held insurance agency in New Jersey

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to the Seller

November 2022 Alliant Insurance Services,Inc Trivedi Capacity Associates Acquisition

Alliant Insurance Services, Inc has acquired Trivedi Capacity Associates

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to Trivedi Capacity Associates

November 2022 Specialty Program Group Catapult Insurance Solutions

Specialty Program Group has acquired Catapult Insurance Solutions

MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to Catapult Insurance Solutions