BMS expands global Private Equity and M&A division with senior hire to lead Canadian team

BMS expands global Private Equity and M&A division with senior hire to lead Canadian team 150 150 Haggie Partners

BMS Group (“BMS” or “the Group”), the independent specialist (re)insurance broker, today announces the appointment of Jason Stone as Managing Director, BMS Canada Private Equity, M&A division, effective immediately. Stone will report to Brian Gomes, President & CEO of BMS Canada, and will be based in Toronto.

Stone will lead the Canadian Private Equity and M&A team and focus on expanding BMS’s global private equity and M&A platform and will sit on the BMS Global PEMAT Executive Committee.

Stone joins BMS from Aon, where he most recently served as senior vice president at the M&A and Transaction Solutions team, specialising in placements of transaction liability products in the North American market. He also gained his international experience from secondments in New York and Sydney. Prior to Aon, Stone was a financial lines underwriter at Everest Reinsurance.

Gomes said: “BMS Canada has long been well-recognised for our specialist insurance structures and risk management services. Jason’s expertise in transaction solutions will be a valuable addition to the team and we welcome him to BMS.”

Tan Pawar, Managing Director of BMS’s Private Equity, M&A and Tax Insurance division, said: “Bespoke M&A insurance products have become increasingly crucial to businesses in the current market conditions and companies are looking for support in their cross-border M&A transactions. Our multi-disciplinary team understands such demand and we have been systemically expanding our global platform by attracting leading market talent like Jason to join our business. Jason has experience in advising and structuring insurance on M&A transactions across a range of industries and we look forward to working closely with him.”