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 and A+-rated capacity, Mio is a new specialty insurance product now available in Australia, U.K., Europe and the U.S. via the world’s first M&A insurance online marketplace, io.insure. Mio meets the otherwise neglected risk cover needs of SME buyers, sellers, advisors, and brokers with its proprietary technology and design developed specifically for the SME M&A segment.
SMEs are the lifeblood of the global economy, and Fusion estimates the SME M&A insurance market to be worth almost $US14 billion in insurance premiums. Yet despite high levels of demand, 60% of submissions for warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance were declined by insurers in 2021. Underwriters often don’t cover smaller M&A deals due to problematic legacy systems, labour intensive processes and insufficient staff.
Mio redefines M&A insurance for SMEs, providing transactional risk cover for M&A deals valued between $1 million and $100 million. Enabled by data & technology, expert Fusion underwriters can deliver a standalone policy online within two to three days, versus two to three weeks for traditional policies. This streamlined process is made possible on io.insure by leveraging FinTech – InsurTech and LegalTech capabilities, pioneering the development of M&A tech, and using Fusion’s deep knowledge of M&A underwriting, which significantly improves the experience for clients, brokers and advisors.
Fusion and io.insure co-founder David Rogers said Mio is the first-to-market example of how the fast-growing MGA market is being evolving with MGA 2.0.
“Fusion is spearheading a much-needed paradigm shift to MGA 2.0 in this under-modernized market segment with breakthrough innovations,” Rogers said. “Traditional insurers and MGAs could not be first to market with a product like Mio as the industry has yet to widely embrace technology. We are going much further and have built an MGA 2.0 – specialist underwriting expertise enabled by data and technology and with highly efficient tech-driven partnership distribution.”
Fusion and io.insure co-founder Killian McDermott said io.insure’s strategy is to transform the specialty insurance market through the power of partnerships.
“We are building a global ecosystem of clients, advisors, distributors, insurers and MGAs as commercial partners on the io.insure platform,” McDermott said. “With Fusion as the first global partner insurer on io.insure, we’ll not only provide a full suite of M&A and specialty and sustainable insurance products, starting with Mio, we’ll be laying the foundation for a world-class insurance marketplace which can grow exponentially and benefit all of our customers and partners.”
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About Fusion Specialty
Established in 2018, Fusion Specialty is the leading specialist underwriting agency (MGA) focussed on providing innovative insurance solutions, primarily to the small and medium-sized business market. Fusion has underwritten more SME deals than any other insurer across the APAC region since 2019. Backed by large global insurance partners, Fusion has rapidly expanded globally with offices in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, the UK, Germany, and the USA. Fusion Specialty is the first M&A insurance MGA with a local presence in each key M&A market, globally. To learn more, please visit https://fusion.insure/
Fusion Specialty is part of the POP Holdings Group which invests in capital-light, niche, data and technology enabled, and well positioned businesses that are transforming M&A, Financial Lines and specialty insurance experiences. To learn more, please visit https://pop.insure/
io.insure is the first global M&A and specialty insurance online marketplace, transforming the insurance experience and filling the risk protection gap in the small to mid-sized business segment. The io.insure marketplace connects customers, advisors, distributors and insurer partners, supported by an exchange comprised of expert people, personalized products, and a data and technology platform, which is designed for white-labelling by partners. For further information, please visit: https://io.insure/
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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… Continue reading Fusion and io.insure launch first global online M&A solution to bridge major risk protection gap for SMEsDownload