Chris Ackerman is a Managing Director at Flexpoint Ford, a Chicago-based private equity firm founded in 2005 that manages $7.5 billion targeting investments in the healthcare and financial services sectors.
TigerRisk is an independent reinsurance broker and capital advisory firm founded in 2008. The company was founder and employee-owned at the time of Flexpoint Ford’s investment and had grown to become the fourth-largest reinsurance broker in the world, sitting below the big three of Aon, Marsh McClennan’s Guy Carpenter, and Willis Re.
Our conversation covers the history of TigerRisk and its differentiation as a preferred alternative to the big three. We discuss Flexpoint’s sourcing of the deal, perceived investment opportunity and risk, and Covid disruption to the deal process. We turn to the business performance, culture as a competitive advantage, alignment of incentives, unexpected sale, and lessons learned.