Who we are

With decades of experience in building businesses, we’ve felt the pain of SMEs in not being able to secure specialty M&A insurance, or of not being able to obtain financial lines coverage in a fast and efficient way.
For entrepreneurs, and by entrepreneurs, Fusion strives to fill this large risk protection gap by offering global, SME M&A insurance online for the first time. We also see significant opportunity for the expansion of our Digital Financial Lines – products and platforms – into the SME segment.

We continue to build a leading ecosystem that connects customers, advisors/distributors and insurer partners through an insurance marketplace, enabled by an exchange of expert people, personalised products & services and a data & technology platforms.

What is Fusion

Fusion’s global network of MGA businesses source, underwrite and deploy capital on behalf of market-leading insurers. With specialty tech-enhanced underwriting across multiple tech-enabled distribution channels, we are building a global balanced portfolio across multiple MGAs.

Catering to M&A transactions of all sizes and in all sectors, we are the number 1 MGA in APAC in volume, and the first M&A insurance MGA with a local presence in each key M&A market. And we’re just getting started – we continue to scale up and contribute with our Partners towards increasing global market penetration in M&A insurance.

We are a company of “firsts” – the world’s first tech-enabled specialty M&A MGA agency (Fusion Specialty); partnering with the world’s first online M&A and specialist SME insurance marketplace (; delivering Mio©, the first online M&A insurance product for small-to-medium-sized customers; and deploying WIN©, the first online M&A insurance underwriting tool.

Behind all of these ‘firsts’ is a visionary team of highly experienced founder entrepreneurs and partners with extensive industry expertise as M&A advisors, M&A and specialty underwriters, claims experts, marketers and distributors – all partnering with leading technologists in

Fusion innovation is not only being applied to the design of tech-enabled M&A and Financial Lines Insurances, but to tailored protection for companies contributing to sustainability:

  • For instance, Sio©(Sustainable M&A Insurance online) and Sustainable D&O©(Director and Officer Liability Insurance) are further examples of Fusion MGA 2.0 in action, of how Fusion and are contributing to a more sustainable world.
Data & Technology Enablement

Fusion is leveraging InsurTech, LegalTech and data intelligence to provide a better insurance experience and service. These capabilities are applied to semi/automate specialist insurance for Small Business ( Fusion M&A, Financial Lines) and to build efficiencies across the insurance value chain, including distribution, underwriting and services.


Fusion offers you the benefits of a highly experienced and knowledgeable team, with an excellent track record in delivering specialist insurance. The Team has worked on over 500 M&A policies over the past decade.


Insureds, advisors and brokers have a guarantee of high levels of responsiveness and dedicated hard work from the Fusion Team.

Power of

Fusion’s Team applies its expertise to create bespoke solutions and policies that match the specific needs of individual customers, taking into account the risk profiles of each.

Small Business

Fusion offers specialist SME Insurance designed by and for Entrepreneurs. There are ~400 million SMEs globally. Yet there is a significant risk protection gap, which we are dedicated to filling.


Fusion underwrites and issues policies on behalf of the highest rated, reputable and trustworthy insurers.

Alternative &
Local Solutions

Fusion offers an independent, flexible and viable alternative to in-house insurer capacity for highly specialized insurance protections such as M&A insurance. We operate from hubs in Pacific, Asia, UK, Europe and USA; delivering expertise, solutions and admitted policies in conjunction with our partners in local countries.

Power of Partnership

Fusion is part of a unique specialist insurance ecosystem of Partnerships between Entrepreneurs, Insurers, Investors, Distributors, Technologists and other Service Providers – each dedicated to transforming the specialist insurance experience for customers.


The Fusion Team is a highly committed group of Founder entrepreneurs & Partners with a unique mix of expertise, knowledge and experience as M&A advisors, M&A and specialty underwriters, claims experts, marketers and distributors. Collectively, the Team has worked on over 500 M&A insurance polices over the past decade.

David Rogers

Co-founder & Executive Partner

David has enjoyed a 25-year global insurance career developing start-up specialty insurance businesses in Bermuda, North America and Asia-Pacific. He has successfully launched the M&A product for multiple global insurers in Asia Pacific. As an entrepreneur, David is focused on activities that deliver real value to customers and develop lasting innovation-driven ecosystems and partnerships.

Killian McDermott

Co-founder & Executive Partner

Killian has 30+ years’ experience as an entrepreneur and expert in international insurance start-ups. He has led the development of specialty & M&A, structured / alternative risk transfer and affinity portfolios, partnership distribution, and data & technology enabled insurance, across MGAs, global insurers, captives and reinsurance start-ups.

Katherine Simmonds

CEO – Fusion Specialty International

Katherine is a recognised leader in the insurance industry with a keen focus on driving value for customers and business partners. Before joining Fusion, Katherine held roles as Managing Director and Group Executive for global insurer and broker firms. Bringing experience, expertise and energy to Fusion, Katherine’s ambition is to offer innovation and ultimately to grow a fantastic business that delivers on its promises. Katherine is a qualified corporate lawyer, and holds a B.Com, Dip. Languages and Juris Doctor from The University of Melbourne, and serves on not for profit boards as a non executive director.

Damian Lynch

Managing Partner Fusion Financial Lines

Damian is widely recognised in APAC as a leading financial lines expert. He started his career as an insurance litigation solicitor and also worked as an in house counsel . He has led financial portfolios for global insurers in the region before joining Fusion. In his downtime you might find him in front of the cricket or with a camera in hand.

Michael Mora

Managing Partner – Fusion Americas M&A

Michael is a founding underwriter and looks after U.S. operations for the group. He is a U.S. Qualified Lawyer and CPA with over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry including senior roles in regulatory compliance, financial and operational audits, and underwriting

Danielle Eliatamby

Partner, M&A Underwriting

Based in Sydney, Danielle has extensive corporate law and M&A private practice experience advising on market-leading transactions across the APAC region. Danielle holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology, Distinction) from the University of New South Wales.

Sabrina Chia

Partner, M&A Underwriting,
Head of Distribution (Asia)

Sabrina is a qualified M&A lawyer with over 14 years of M&A and corporate experience. She has previously worked in various in-house roles covering different industries in multinational companies in APAC. She loves connecting with people over a good meal. Sabrina graduated from the National University of Singapore and is based in Singapore.

Samuel Shirley

Managing Partner, M&A, Fusion Specialty UK and Global Chief Underwriting Officer, M&A

Sam is an experienced and highly regarded underwriter in the London and European M&A insurance market. Sam brings nearly 15 years of M&A legal and underwriting experience with top-tier city firms and market-leading global & FTSE 100 insurers.

Oliver Berridge

Partner, Underwriting,
Fusion Specialty UK

Established and highly regarded M&A underwriter with 7 years’ underwriting experience from market leading UK / European carriers. Oli is bilingual English and French with particular expertise across UK and European domestic and cross-border M&A for a broad range of corporate and private equity clients.

Yinan Guo

Senior Associate, Underwriting, Fusion Specialty UK

Highly regarded junior M&A underwriter with 3 years’ underwriting experience from market-leading global & FTSE 100 insurer. Particular expertise in SME, technology and real estate.

Richard Liu

Senior Partner, Underwriting – R&W and Tax – Fusion Americas M&A

Based in New York City, Richard is an experienced underwriter and broker with prior roles at a global insurance company and specialty brokerage firm. He holds both a US and Canadian JD in addition to an LLM in Taxation from Georgetown University. His previous roles include management consulting, tech start-up advisory and M&A within the Big Four.

Michelle Yohe

Senior Associate, Underwriting Operations, Fusion Americas

With nearly 20 years of legal experience, Michelle has held senior positions in a variety of industries with a focus on litigation, including claims management, and M&A transactions.

Filippo Cibin

Partner, Underwriting, Southern Europe

Based in Madrid (Spain), Filippo has 10+ years’ experience in financial services, M&A, risk and insurance, having worked in Spain, Italy and Germany, underwriting across a range of M&A and financial lines insurance products for top-tier Managing General Agencies and global company market insurers. Filippo graduated from ESADE Business and Law School and holds the CIIA and CEFA designations.

Sylvie Panaretto

Associate, M&A Underwriting

Based in Sydney, Sylvie has recently graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance and International Business. Sylvie has lived overseas, both in New York City and Miami, completing a foreign exchange at the University of Miami. She has been with Fusion as an intern for the past 6 months and is now looking forward to diving deeper into the wonderful world of W&I.

Join Us

If you align with our purpose, like what we do and how we do it, and believe that you could live your potential and add value at, then let’s have a conversation. Please contact us on [email protected].


Fusion currently serve 9 markets from 7 underwriting / distribution hubs, across 4 continents.
This footprint is growing quickly.