PCF Insurance Services (PCF), an insurance brokerage firm, secured a $500 million preferred equity investment in a transaction co-led by Carlyle‘s Global Credit platform and private equity firm HGGC, an existing minority investor. PCF Insurance, led by founder, chairman and CEO Peter C. Foy and CFO and COO Felix Morgan, also received significant investment participation in the transaction with funds managed by Owl Rock, a division of Blue Owl, and Crescent Capital, both of which have existing minority equity stakes in the business. At the time of investment, the valuation of PCF Insurance is $4.7 billion. J.P. Morgan served as the sole placement agent to PCF Insurance in connection with the transaction.

PCF Insurance is a risk management, benefits design and insurance brokerage services company serving more than 415,000 clients. Since executing its management-led buyout in November 2021, PCF Insurance completed more than 100 partner transactions and increased its revenue to $700 million, while maintaining organic growth of 10%, by year-end 2022. Focusing on its proven practices, innovative, data- driven strategies, entrepreneurial spirit and the strong local relationships of its Agency Partners, PCF Insurance leverages the industry knowledge and experience of its more than 3,100 employees across 38 states to provide its first-class, highly diversified suite of services.

“This transaction marks a significant milestone in our pursuit of building a premier insurance brokerage firm in the U.S.,” Foy said. “We have built our agency-centric business model around long-term, sustainable growth, and I’m proud that PCF is positioned to continue investing in the growth of our agencies, especially during these recent times of economic uncertainty. We are grateful for the contributions of our partner investors who have supported us with the unique opportunity to accelerate growth.”

“PCF Insurance Services has experienced tremendous growth as a result of its unique client- and employee-centric operating model,” Gary Jacovino, managing director for Carlyle Global Credit, said. “We are delighted to be partnering with an exceptional management team and group of Agency Partners, and are confident PCF will achieve its long-term strategic growth objectives with the support of Carlyle Global Credit, HGGC and our partner investors.”

“We continue to be impressed with the growth and operational advancements PCF has achieved since the onset of our partnership in 2020,” Matt Roesch, principal of HGGC and PCF Insurance board member, said. “We elected to continue as minority shareholders after the management buyout in 2021 because we see a very bright future for the business, and we are thrilled to extend our partnership with PCF, working in collaboration with Carlyle’s Global Credit platform, to help fuel its next phase of growth.”