Fusion Specialty, a leading global M&A insurance specialist that is transforming the insurance experience for small to midmarket businesses, today announces the appointment of Oliver Berridge who joins Fusion Specialty UK as director accompanied by Yinan Guo who joins as associate. Arriving shortly after the launch of the UK division, Berridge and Guo assume their roles with immediate effect and will report to Samuel Shirley, senior partner.
Oliver Berridge joins from Aviva, where as an M&A underwriter he built significant relationships with key broker partners. Prior to this he held the role of senior associate, M&A, at Ambridge Europe Limited, amassing expansive knowledge of the M&A insurance market and its bespoke requirements. Yinan Guo also joins from Aviva where she built an excellent reputation and particular expertise in SME, technology and real estate transactions.
Berridge and Guo join as Fusion Specialty UK cements its presence within the London market and looks towards continental Europe, a key area of focus for Berridge.
Samuel Shirley said: “It is through the proven talent of market leading underwriters such as Oliver and Yinan, empowered by Fusion’s data and technology, that we are establishing ourselves as a leading provider of M&A insurance solutions to the underserved and under-tapped SME market. We are building the London market’s first technology driven M&A MGA and the continued growth of our team is indicative of our expansive ambitions.”