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Alliant Insurance Services wins The M&A Advisor Product of the Year Award for Portfolio Cybersecurity Program

By Alliant Specialty

Program offers real-time visibility into cybersecurity risk and protection across PE firms’ investment portfolios


IRVINE, CA — Alliant Insurance Services has won Product of the Year in the 22nd annual M&A Advisor Awards, representing the best deals, products/services and firms within the mergers and acquisitions industry. Alliant was recognized for its portfolio cybersecurity surveillance program, which proactively enables investment risk mitigation and improved cyber insurability outcomes for PE firms across their investment portfolios.

Leveraging a streamlined process and a sophisticated technology platform, along with deep cybersecurity risk management expertise, Alliant's PortCo cybersecurity surveillance program provides PE firms with continuous visibility into the cybersecurity posture of their portfolio companies. This proactive approach enables PE firms to identify and address potential threats early on, preventing costly breaches and ensuring their investments stay focused on value creation and remain insurable.

“The award recipients represent the best in the mergers and acquisitions industry this past year and earned these honors by standing out in a group of extremely impressive finalists,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor. “Ranging from large multi-billion dollar deals to lower middle market deals, we are recognizing the leading transactions, firms and individuals that represent the highest levels of accomplishment.”

“We are incredibly proud to be recognized for our portfolio cybersecurity surveillance program by The M&A Advisor. Our portfolio cybersecurity program is designed for private equity and their portfolio companies with the goal of preserving investment value and elevating cybersecurity risk management as a board level priority,” said Chad Neale, Senior Vice President, Alliant Cyber. “Our team has dedicated themselves to developing a solution that empowers PE firms to make informed decisions and safeguard their investments in today’s ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape.”

The M&A Advisor Awards honor the professionals whose activities set an extremely high standard for dealmaking, judged by an independent panel of industry experts. In addition to the Product/Service of the Year category, Alliant was also named a finalist in the Consulting Firm of the Year category.

“Several factors are driving the need for our program among M&A clients, including evolving regulatory and compliance requirements, increased cyber threats targeting PortCos and the hardening insurance market,” added Jay Stampfl, Managing Director, Alliant Cyber. “We are honored by The M&A Advisor recognition and pleased with the growth and proven success of the program, which positions our private equity and their portfolio company clients to proactively respond to the increasing cyber threat landscape.”