Transforming the specialist insurance experience

SME Focus

Fusion offers specialist SME Insurance designed by and for Entrepreneurs.


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.

Power of Personalization

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.

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.

Financial Rating

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

Service Levels

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

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 Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Singapore and San Francisco; delivering expertise, solutions and admitted policies in conjunction with our partners in local countries.

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, Cyber) and to build efficiencies across the insurance value chain, including distribution, underwriting and services.


The latest news from Fusion

Fusion Americas bolsters M&A capability with senior appointment

August 2, 2022

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… Continue reading Fusion Americas bolsters M&A capability with senior appointment

Technology and innovation at the centre of its DNA

June 26, 2022

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… Continue reading Technology and innovation at the centre of its DNA

World’s first online mergers and acquisitions platform launches in US, with new senior hires

June 1, 2022

  Chicago, 1st June 2022 InsurTech firm, the world’s first online mergers and acquisitions (M&A) insurance marketplace for SME transactions, today announces its launch in the US with senior level hires Nate Stortzum joining as Managing Partner – ioPartners and Gregory A. de Keersmaeker joining as Managing Partner – ioCustomer Success. The firm, part… Continue reading World’s first online mergers and acquisitions platform launches in US, with new senior hires


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

& 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

& 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

Managing Partner
Fusion M&A

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.

Brian Hayes

Managing Partner, Fusion Americas M&A and Financial Lines

Brian brings nearly 20 years of global financial lines insurance experience from AIG having spent the last 6 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 was 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

Sr. Partner, Fusion Americas Operations and Underwriter

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

Michael Federer

Underwriting Partner, Fusion Americas M&A

Michael has substantial M&A experience, both from the perspective of a private practice lawyer and that of in-house counsel, and therefore brings a unique viewpoint to Fusion North America’s M&A underwriting team.  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.  

Danielle Eliatamby

Associate Director, 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.

Lillian Chau

Associate Director, M&A Underwriting

Lillian is a Hong Kong-qualified lawyer with significant experience advising clients on cross-border M&A transactions and on W&I matters. She has also completed a number of client secondments at leading financial institutions. Lillian graduated from the University of Hong Kong (JD) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (BBA in Finance) and is based in Hong Kong.

Sabrina Chia

Associate Director, M&A Underwriting

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.

Josh Cowen

Managing Partner, Fusion UK

Josh is a recognised leader in the M&A Insurance market. He started his career as an M&A solicitor in a top-tier London-city firm, and has since underwritten with and led M&A insurance businesses at market-leading global & FTSE 100 insurers.

Samuel Shirley

Partner, Fusion UK

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.

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