Fusion hires team to launch the first online tailored M&A insurance solutions in the US

Fusion hires team to launch the first online tailored M&A insurance solutions in the US 150 150 Haggie Partners

Fusion Specialty, a leading M&A and Financial Lines insurance specialist that is transforming the insurance experience for small and mid-size (“SME”) businesses, has launched Fusion Americas (“Fusion”), offering new online solutions for M&A insurance in the US, headed by Managing Partner Brian Hayes.

In a world first, the underserved SME market will have online access to Fusion’s SEMI and SEMI + products, which are designed specifically for small to mid-market M&A transactions, offering deal appropriate coverage and pricing together with streamlined processes.

Working with Hayes will be Senior Partner of Underwriting & Operations Michael Mora and Partner, M&A, Michael Federer. Capacity is provided by first class security, including Markel International Insurance Company, and insurance cover will be delivered over the io.insure – InsurTech platform.

  • Brian Hayes joined Fusion in 2022 as Managing Partner and brings nearly 20 years of global financial lines insurance experience from AIG, having spent the last six years underwriting Representation & Warranty insurance for complex M&A transactions throughout the Americas as part of their M&A Insurance Group. Prior to that, he managed significant portfolios and operations as the Mid-West Zonal Manager for AIG’s Public Company Executive Liability divisions. Brian graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Economics and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Michael Mora, Senior Underwriting Partner, was part of Fusion’s founding underwriting team. He is a US qualified lawyer and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry including senior roles in underwriting, financial reporting, financial audits, and regulatory compliance.  Michael, who operates out of our Chicago office, graduated with a B.A. in Accounting from Michigan State University, and received his J.D. from Western Michigan University.
  • Michael Federer, Partner, M&A, joined Fusion following a 16-year legal career where his practice focused on advising some of the world’s largest businesses, such as Alimentation Couche-Tard, parent company of Circle K Stores, Inc., and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., on key strategic initiatives, partnerships and acquisition and disposition activities.  Michael’s practice has covered a wide variety of industries, most notably health care, finance, retail, and petroleum marketing. Michael, based in Dallas, TX, graduated with a B.S.B.A. in Finance from The Ohio State University and received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.

Hayes commented: “The small and mid-size M&A marketplace in the US is underserved with limited access to suitable insurance products offering appropriate levels of cover, conveniently and at an affordable price point. By using our expertise, combined with our unique digital solutions and partnership distribution, we will fill the protection gap and solve the inefficiencies that have hampered the development of transactional insurance for too long. We are adding further resources in the US and expect to launch InsurTech enabled – representations and & warranties and tailored SME Financial Lines products in the near future.”

David Rogers, Co-founder and Executive Partner said: “Having already established Fusion Specialty as the leading small to mid-size M&A transactions insurer in Asia Pacific, we are delighted to take that valuable experience, security and technology to offer better service and cover in the US marketplace. This is an exciting milestone for us in the development of our global licensed specialty insurance infrastructure.”

Killian McDermott, Co-founder and Executive Partner, Fusion Specialty, said, “We offer unique tech-enabled solutions to resolve today’s inefficiencies and the time and resource limitations in the M&A insurance market. The result will be tomorrow’s better M&A insurance experience for insureds, their brokers, and advisors. Fusion Americas and our M&A ecosystem partners envision significant US market growth for these niche tech-enabled M&A and specialty products and services.”