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Kevin Fischer is the co-leader of the firm’s Private Equity Group. He regularly advises private equity funds and public and private company clients in connection with a broad range of corporate transactional matters. Mr. Fischer has significant experience with multinational and domestic mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, leveraged buyouts, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, public and private offerings of securities, general commercial transactions and corporate governance matters. He has counseled clients in cross-border transactions in Europe, Asia, North America and South America. Mr. Fischer has experience across a broad range of industries, including aerospace/defense, business services, energy, financial services and insurance, hospitality, gaming, manufacturing and industrial products, technology and telecommunications.

Mr. Fischer is also the leader of the firm’s Captive Insurance Group and its Transactional and Regulatory Insurance Group. Mr. Fischer’s insurance practice focuses on assisting clients with the design, formation and licensing of captive insurance companies, negotiating reinsurance treaties, insurance company merger and acquisition transactions and insurance regulatory matters.

Representative Experience

Mr. Fischer’s experience has included the representation of:

  • Emerson Electric Co. in connection with numerous acquisition and divestiture transactions, including transactions in Mexico and the United Kingdom
  • Energizer Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of the Schick razor business from Pfizer Inc.
  • AEA Investors LP in connection with numerous acquisition, divestiture and financing transactions
  • Sprint Nextel Corporation in connection with acquisitions of FCC licenses and various owned and leased telecommunications assets
  • Publicly traded companies in connection with various international restructuring transactions
  • A Fortune 100 company in connection with the design and formation of a captive insurance company, including obtaining regulatory approval for the captive’s stop loss reinsurance product
  • A national association made up of over 5,000 member firms throughout the U.S. in connection with the formation of a captive insurance company that offers health insurance through a fronted reinsurance arrangement to members of an association, including the negotiation of reinsurance agreements with several health insurers

Publications

  • Client Alert: “Tax Court Holds Captive Insurance Arrangement Qualifies as Insurance,” November 2014
  • Client Alert: “IRS Issues Guidance on Retiree Health Benefits Funded Through Captive Insurance Subsidiary,” May 2014
  • Client Alert: “Tax Court Upholds Insurance Arrangement Despite Parenet Guarantee and Captive’s Investment in Stock of Parent,” January 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • “Captive Insurance Company Structuring and Formation,” Speaker, Missouri Captive Insurance Association Educational Program, June 2012
  • “Captive Insurance as an Alternative Risk Financing Approach," Speaker, Bryan Cave LLP Public Company Forum, January 2013
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Kevin Fischer is the leader of the firm’s Captive Insurance Group and its Transactional and Regulatory Insurance Group. Mr. Fischer focuses on assisting clients with the design, formation and licensing of captive insurance companies, negotiating reinsurance treaties, merger and acquisition transactions involving insurance companies, insurance brokerages and related service providers and insurance regulatory matters.

Mr. Fischer also has extensive experience with licensing of producers, third-party administrators and other entities, holding company act compliance and filings and corporate governance issues. Mr. Fischer has advised on insurance regulatory issues for several national insurance programs.

Mr. Fischer is also the co-leader of the firm’s Private Equity Group. He regularly advises private equity funds and public and private company clients in connection with a broad range of multinational and domestic corporate and transactional matters.

Select Representations

Mr. Fischer’s experience has included the representation of:

  • A Fortune 100 company in connection with the design and formation of a captive insurance company, including obtaining regulatory approval for the captive’s stop loss reinsurance product
  • A national association made up of over 5,000 member firms throughout the U.S. in connection with the formation of a captive insurance company that offers health insurance through a fronted reinsurance arrangement to members of an association, including the negotiation of reinsurance agreements with several health insurers
  • A publicly-held corporation in connection with the formation of a captive insurance company for the purpose of insuring workers’ compensation insurance deductibles for subsidiaries of the corporation, and providing related tax and structuring advice
  • Various public and privately held companies in connection with structuring, forming and licensing onshore and offshore captive insurance companies
  • Acquirers of insurance companies and insurance brokerage firms
  • Various corporations in connection with insurance regulatory issues arising from transactions with insurance companies
  • Emerson Electric Co. in connection with numerous acquisition and divestiture transactions, including transactions in Mexico and the United Kingdom
  • Energizer Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of the Schick razor business from Pfizer Inc.
  • AEA Investors LP in connection with numerous acquisition, divestiture and financing transactions

Bar and Court Admissions

Missouri, 2000

Georgia, 1996

Education

Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1996

The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., with high honors, 1993

Speeches and Seminars

  • “Captive Insurance Company Structuring and Formation,” Speaker, Missouri Captive Insurance Association Educational Program, June 2012
  • “Captive Insurance as an Alternative Risk Financing Approach," Speaker, Bryan Cave LLP Public Company Forum, January 2013

Representative Experience

Mr. Fischer’s experience has included the representation of:

  • Emerson Electric Co. in connection with numerous acquisition and divestiture transactions, including transactions in Mexico and the United Kingdom
  • Energizer Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of the Schick razor business from Pfizer Inc.
  • AEA Investors LP in connection with numerous acquisition, divestiture and financing transactions
  • Sprint Nextel Corporation in connection with acquisitions of FCC licenses and various owned and leased telecommunications assets
  • Publicly traded companies in connection with various international restructuring transactions
  • A Fortune 100 company in connection with the design and formation of a captive insurance company, including obtaining regulatory approval for the captive’s stop loss reinsurance product
  • A national association made up of over 5,000 member firms throughout the U.S. in connection with the formation of a captive insurance company that offers health insurance through a fronted reinsurance arrangement to members of an association, including the negotiation of reinsurance agreements with several health insurers

Publications

  • Client Alert: “Tax Court Holds Captive Insurance Arrangement Qualifies as Insurance,” November 2014
  • Client Alert: “IRS Issues Guidance on Retiree Health Benefits Funded Through Captive Insurance Subsidiary,” May 2014
  • Client Alert: “Tax Court Upholds Insurance Arrangement Despite Parenet Guarantee and Captive’s Investment in Stock of Parent,” January 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • “Captive Insurance Company Structuring and Formation,” Speaker, Missouri Captive Insurance Association Educational Program, June 2012
  • “Captive Insurance as an Alternative Risk Financing Approach," Speaker, Bryan Cave LLP Public Company Forum, January 2013
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Kevin Fischer is the leader of the firm’s Captive Insurance Group and its Transactional and Regulatory Insurance Group. Mr. Fischer focuses on assisting clients with the design, formation and licensing of captive insurance companies, negotiating reinsurance treaties, merger and acquisition transactions involving insurance companies, insurance brokerages and related service providers and insurance regulatory matters.

Mr. Fischer also has extensive experience with licensing of producers, third-party administrators and other entities, holding company act compliance and filings and corporate governance issues. Mr. Fischer has advised on insurance regulatory issues for several national insurance programs.

Mr. Fischer is also the co-leader of the firm’s Private Equity Group. He regularly advises private equity funds and public and private company clients in connection with a broad range of multinational and domestic corporate and transactional matters.

Select Representations

Mr. Fischer’s experience has included the representation of:

  • A Fortune 100 company in connection with the design and formation of a captive insurance company, including obtaining regulatory approval for the captive’s stop loss reinsurance product
  • A national association made up of over 5,000 member firms throughout the U.S. in connection with the formation of a captive insurance company that offers health insurance through a fronted reinsurance arrangement to members of an association, including the negotiation of reinsurance agreements with several health insurers
  • A publicly-held corporation in connection with the formation of a captive insurance company for the purpose of insuring workers’ compensation insurance deductibles for subsidiaries of the corporation, and providing related tax and structuring advice
  • Various public and privately held companies in connection with structuring, forming and licensing onshore and offshore captive insurance companies
  • Acquirers of insurance companies and insurance brokerage firms
  • Various corporations in connection with insurance regulatory issues arising from transactions with insurance companies
  • Emerson Electric Co. in connection with numerous acquisition and divestiture transactions, including transactions in Mexico and the United Kingdom
  • Energizer Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of the Schick razor business from Pfizer Inc.
  • AEA Investors LP in connection with numerous acquisition, divestiture and financing transactions

Bar and Court Admissions

Missouri, 2000

Georgia, 1996

Education

Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1996

The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., with high honors, 1993

Speeches and Seminars

  • “Captive Insurance Company Structuring and Formation,” Speaker, Missouri Captive Insurance Association Educational Program, June 2012
  • “Captive Insurance as an Alternative Risk Financing Approach," Speaker, Bryan Cave LLP Public Company Forum, January 2013

Representative Experience

Mr. Fischer’s experience has included the representation of:

  • Emerson Electric Co. in connection with numerous acquisition and divestiture transactions, including transactions in Mexico and the United Kingdom
  • Energizer Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of the Schick razor business from Pfizer Inc.
  • AEA Investors LP in connection with numerous acquisition, divestiture and financing transactions
  • Sprint Nextel Corporation in connection with acquisitions of FCC licenses and various owned and leased telecommunications assets
  • Publicly traded companies in connection with various international restructuring transactions
  • A Fortune 100 company in connection with the design and formation of a captive insurance company, including obtaining regulatory approval for the captive’s stop loss reinsurance product
  • A national association made up of over 5,000 member firms throughout the U.S. in connection with the formation of a captive insurance company that offers health insurance through a fronted reinsurance arrangement to members of an association, including the negotiation of reinsurance agreements with several health insurers

Publications

  • Client Alert: “Tax Court Holds Captive Insurance Arrangement Qualifies as Insurance,” November 2014
  • Client Alert: “IRS Issues Guidance on Retiree Health Benefits Funded Through Captive Insurance Subsidiary,” May 2014
  • Client Alert: “Tax Court Upholds Insurance Arrangement Despite Parenet Guarantee and Captive’s Investment in Stock of Parent,” January 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • “Captive Insurance Company Structuring and Formation,” Speaker, Missouri Captive Insurance Association Educational Program, June 2012
  • “Captive Insurance as an Alternative Risk Financing Approach," Speaker, Bryan Cave LLP Public Company Forum, January 2013