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May 7, 2024 | 10:00 am

Fusion Specialty announces new hires in its London office

Strategic hires underscore Fusion’s commitment to attracting top talent, supporting its strategic growth globally   London, May 7,  2024 – Fusion Specialty (Fusion), a leading MGA platform within Pop Group Holdings (POP), is pleased to announce the appointment of two additional members to its   Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) team in London: Alexander (Alex) Mackay will […]

February 29, 2024 | 10:24 am

Fusion Specialty appoints Steven Harwood as Managing Partner, APAC

London, February 28, 2024 – Fusion Specialty (Fusion), a leading MGA platform within Pop Group Holdings (POP), is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Harwood as Managing Partner, M&A, Fusion Asia Pacific (APAC). In his role, Steven will spearhead the Fusion M&A Team in the APAC region, overseeing operations from New Zealand to India. […]

December 6, 2023 | 12:31 pm

POP Group Holdings Appoints Nicole Coleby as Managing Partner of Operations

Key appointment reflects the Group’s strong growth momentum and global ambitions in the data and tech-enabled M&A and specialty insurance sectors. SYDNEY, 5 December 2023: Pop Group Holdings (“POP”), a leading investor in M&A and specialist, data and technology-enabled insurance businesses, today announces the appointment of Nicole Coleby as Managing Partner of Operations. In this […]

December 6, 2023 | 10:58 am

Michael Federer on Revolutionizing RWI for SME M&As: A Move Towards Digitization

“The RWI process must digitize”, according to CEO, Fusion Specialty Americas, Michael Federer. In a featured article for Insurance Thought Leadership, Michael discusses why current traditional, labor-intensive manual processes make representations and warranties insurance (“RWI”) policies uneconomic for M&A involving small and medium-sized firms and a fundamental rethink is required. Read more here: https://lnkd.in/eM7hEgcZ

December 6, 2023 | 10:45 am

Transactional Risk & Insurance

Exceptional times call for exceptional experts. Great to see Fusion’s Michael Federer feature in Financier Worldwide Magazine’s 2023 Power Player series as one of the definitive voices of the transactional risk and insurance market. Michael chats to Financier Worldwide about his approach to work, personal ambitions, aspirations and more. Read more here: https://lnkd.in/eMNdqmBT

December 6, 2023 | 10:41 am

Evolving with the Market: Katherine Simmonds on M&A Strategies in New Zealand

In an opinion article on NZBusiness , Fusion International CEO Katherine Simmonds discusses the changing landscape of M&A in New Zealand and the increasing appetite for M&A insurance from businesses. Factors contributing to the resurgence in overall deal activity include the adjusted price expectations, better understanding of economic shocks, and the consideration of alternative transaction […]

November 9, 2023 | 11:19 am

Fusion Specialty strengthens US team with senior appointments

Chicago, IL – 9th  November 2023 Fusion Specialty Americas (“Fusion”), today announces the appointments of Natasha Richard, Renay Gosen and Michelle Yohe, effective immediately. Richard joins as Senior Partner, M&A, Gosen as Senior Associate, M&A and Yohe as Senior Associate, Underwriting & Legal Operations Support. Their appointments further strengthen Fusion’s representations and warranties (R&W) capabilities. […]

October 4, 2023 | 11:34 am

POP Group Holdings Appoints Shannon Murphy as Group Chief Information Officer

            Technology veteran will lead the Group’s data & technology strategy to pioneer the global digitisation of M&A and specialty insurance SYDNEY, 4 October 2023: Pop Group Holdings (“POP”), a leading investor in M&A and specialist, data and technology-enabled insurance businesses, today announces the appointment of Shannon Murphy as Group Chief Information Officer. As Group […]

August 31, 2023 | 10:15 am

Fusion Specialty announces managing partner and global CUO M&A appointment

London, 31st August 2023 Fusion Specialty (“Fusion”) today announces the promotion of Samuel Shirley to the dual role of managing partner, M&A, Fusion Specialty UK, and global chief underwriting officer, M&A (CUO), effective immediately. Samuel played a pivotal role in launching and establishing Fusion’s UK operation, joining as a senior partner in 2022 from Aviva, […]

July 3, 2023 | 9:50 am

Fusion Specialty Europe launches Madrid branch and welcomes senior hire to drive Southern Europe expansion

Madrid – 3rd July 2023 Fusion Specialty Europe (“Fusion”) today announces the launch of its Southern Europe Branch in Madrid, and the appointment of Filippo Cibin as Partner, effective immediately. Cibin will lead the expansion of Fusion into Southern European, as part of its continued growth strategy across European insurance markets. Cibin has exceptional experience […]

June 21, 2023 | 6:01 pm

Fusion Specialty announce appointments to newly created CEO roles

Chicago, Sydney – 21 June 2023 Fusion Specialty (“Fusion”), the global boutique M&A and specialty insurance services group, today announces it has promoted Michael Federer (“Mike”) to the role of CEO, Fusion Specialty North America, and Katherine Simmonds (“Katie”) to the role of CEO, Fusion Specialty, International. The appointments add additional bench strength to the […]

June 19, 2023 | 8:05 pm

POP Group Holdings Ranks Second in The Australian Financial Review’s Fast Global List

POP Group Holdings is delighted to have been recognised in The Australian Financial Review’s Fast Global list as Australia’s second highest achieving company for international growth.   Fast Global celebrates Australian companies that are delivering real commercial growth in international markets, calculated on growth in revenue generated overseas over the past three years.   Read an […]

June 13, 2023 | 5:19 pm

Celebrating Five Years of Success: POP Group Holdings’ Milestone Anniversary

Today, POP Group Holdings celebrates its five-year anniversary! In this time, we’ve developed from a start-up company to a growth-stage global boutique M&A and specialist insurance group, enabled by data and technology, with our first external investor joining the share register recently.   We managed to achieve a few firsts: Fusion was the 1st APAC […]

June 1, 2023 | 8:49 am

Sergei Korol Appointed Chief Operations and Finance Officer at POP Group Holdings

Experienced C-Suite leader will spearhead the Group’s vision to revolutionise the M&A and specialty insurance marketplace SINGAPORE, 1 June 2023: Pop Group Holdings (“POP”), a leading investor in M&A and specialist, data & technology-enabled insurance businesses, today announces the appointment of Sergei Korol as Chief Operations & Finance Officer. Based in Singapore, Korol will be […]

May 24, 2023 | 9:59 am

Providing protection for SME M&A

George Apperly – io.insure Josh Cowen – Fusion   The world of mergers and acquisitions is constantly evolving. The process, speed of execution and complexities of transactions has only increased over time. Few young M&A practitioners now would believe that a data room was not so long ago an actual physical room full of boxes […]

December 8, 2022 | 2:10 pm

Mio – A New Way to Underwrite RWI

David Rogers, Co-Founder and Executive Partner of POP Holdings (including Fusion and io.insure), spoke to Seyfarth Shaw LLP in its “Into the Breach” podcast about an innovative approach to underwrite Representations and Warranties Insurance (RWI). With an emphasis on technology and efficiency, io.insure recently launched Mio© – the world’s first online M&A insurance product for […]

December 6, 2022 | 9:34 pm

Fusion and io.insure launch first global online M&A solution to bridge major risk protection gap for SMEs

Sydney, London, New York, Chicago, December 7, 2022: Fusion Specialty, a leading specialist M&A managing general agent (MGA), and io.insure, the M&A tech pioneer, today announced the global launch of Mio, the first M&A insurance online for small- to mid-sized businesses, to address the significant risk protection gap in the SME market. Backed by A […]

November 29, 2022 | 8:58 am

POP Recognised as one of Australia’s Fastest-Growing New Companies

POP Holdings Group is honoured to be recognised as one of Australia’s fastest growing young companies on the Australian Financial Review’s Fast Starters list for 2022.   This award win reflects POP Holdings’ organic journey of growth from the Australian headquarters in 2018, expanding across Asia, the UK, the EU and the US. POP, which […]

November 22, 2022 | 3:59 am

Brian Hayes featured in Exceptional Experts: Transactional Risk & Insurance 2022

Exceptional times call for exceptional experts. Brian Hayes, Managing Partner of Fusion Americas, is featured in Financier Worldwide Magazine’s 2022 Power Player series as one of the definitive voices of the transactional risk and insurance market. With nearly 20 years of global financial lines insurance experience, including six years in underwriting representation & warranty insurance […]

October 19, 2022 | 10:00 pm

Fusion continues strong Asia Pacific growth with senior hires in Singapore and Hong Kong

Newly appointed M&A industry specialists with extensive legal and warranty & indemnity insurance experience   Hong Kong/Singapore, 20 October 2022 – Fusion, a specialty insurer providing innovative insurance solutions to small and medium-sized businesses, today announced the appointments of Hui Ling Wong as Senior Partner, and Yen Lin Ee as Partner, in Mergers and Acquisitions […]

September 20, 2022 | 6:17 am

Fusion Specialty UK strengthens division with director appointment

London, 20 September 2022 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 […]

September 1, 2022 | 6:36 am

M&A activity is on the rise across the U.S – Representations & Warranties Coverage Protects M&A Deals

M&A activity is on the rise across the U.S. Check out the article linked below to learn how Representations & Warranties coverage can help protect your clients’ M&A deals. Managing Partner of Fusion Americas M&A and Financial Lines, Brian Hayes, recently contributed his expertise for a timely CRC Insurance Services article, which discusses the rise […]

August 2, 2022 | 7:00 am

Fusion Americas bolsters M&A capability with senior appointment

New York, 02nd August 2022 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 Richard Liu who joins Fusion Americas as Partner following the businesses’ recently announced launch. Liu assumes his role with immediate effect and will report to Brian […]

June 26, 2022 | 9:00 am

Technology and innovation at the centre of its DNA

Fusion Specialty expands global M&A insurance footprint with senior industry hires for launch in the London market   London, 27th June 2022 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 Specialty UK, offering new solutions for M&A insurance […]