Vertafore is a leading vendor of management systems for independent agents and brokers in the property & casualty insurance industry.
The company also provides comparative rating software to independent agents, policy administration software to regional insurance carriers, and reference information for the property & casualty insurance industry nationwide.
Industry Knowledge & Network
Stone Point’s deep industry relationships with carriers and independent agents helped position Stone Point as the preferred buyer of the business from a consortium of insurance companies.
Stone Point helped to expand the Vertafore platform with three acquisitions.
Business & Product Development
Stone Point helped the company focus its business development and R&D activity on its agency management segment of the business, including rolling out a hosted application.
Executive Recruiting & Alignment
Stone Point recruited Senior Advisor Bob Lipp as Executive Chairman to help rationalize the company’s cost structure. Stone Point also helped to solidify Vertafore’s management team and recruited its new CEO Euan Menzies.
Operational Assistance & Governance
Stone Point helped Vertafore rationalize the business, closing five offices and reducing headcount from 1,100 to 800. Additionally, Steve Friedman, Bob Lipp and Chuck Davis advised the company by serving as successive Chairmen of the Board.
I worked closely with the Trident team to reposition the [Vertafore business] and build a new growth strategy. The contributions they made to this effort were critical to our success. This was supplemented by the truly unique resources they have at hand.
Euan Menzies is not currently an investor in any Stone Point funds. Euan Menzies has, and may have in the future, other business relationships with Stone Point and its affiliates. This includes Euan Menzies’ former role as Chief Executive Officer for Vertafore, which is a former portfolio company of Trident II.
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