Baldwin Risk Partners Broker Travis Holt Recognized as a 2023 M&A Power Broker

Topics: M&A

Travis Holt, Senior Partner, Senior Vice President, Private Equity, Baldwin Risk Partners

Travis Holt,
Senior Partner, Senior Vice President of Private Equity,
Baldwin Risk Partners, Kansas City, Mo.

Travis Holt has helped many clients use insurance and risk management as a tool to close sophisticated M&A transactions.

As Grain Management principal Jenny Kashdan explains, Holt helped her firm with insurance due diligence and R&W insurance on several acquisitions they made in 2022. Holt also serves as the broker for many of Grain Management’s portfolio companies.

“He is consistently able to improve insurance coverage for our portfolio companies, often while also reducing costs, due to his expertise in navigating the insurance market.” Kashdan said.

“He provides excellent, trusted advice to us on many insurance matters and often helps us solve problems beyond the scope of a typical insurance broker.”

For example, on a recent deal Holt was able to creatively use insurance to help Grain Management resolve a few points that were critical to the deal negotiations. “Travis’ customer service is exceptional. He is highly responsive and constantly going above and beyond to meet our needs and add value,” Kashdan added.

“Travis knows the telecom industry very well and is able to tailor his solutions and recommendations to us based on his deep understanding of the industry and the businesses we invest in.”

Prior to insurance, Holt worked in real estate finance and owned two technology companies. Having been involved in raising numerous rounds of capital has given him a keen understanding of M&A from the finance side, allowing him to “sit on the same side of the table” as his clients.

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