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Lockton appoints trio to M&A team

December 04, 2020

Insurance broker Lockton has announced the appointments of Joshua Halpern, Gaurav Sud and Eric Ziff to lead its mergers and acquisitions (M&A) consulting offering.

The new additions will significantly bolster Lockton’s mergers and acquisitions advisory and brokerage capabilities in connection with the placement of representations and warranties insurance, tax liability insurance, and other contingent liability insurance.

Halpern, Sud and Ziff all join Lockton from Aon, where they most recently served as senior managing directors and members of the leadership group within the North American transaction liability team.

They collectively bring over 40 years’ experience as both corporate attorneys and representations and warranties insurance brokers, specialising in private equity and corporate acquisitions across all industry sectors.

Peter Clune, CEO said: “Joshua, Gaurav and Eric are some of the most qualified transaction liability advisors in our industry, with unrivaled reputations and depth of experience. We’re thrilled they have chosen Lockton and are excited for the value they will create for Lockton’s clients.”

Halpern added: “We’re extremely excited to add our expertise to Lockton’s vibrant producer base and unparalleled P&C advisory platform, which will enhance the firm’s holistic, best in class services for its clients.”

Sud also commented: “We look forward to continuing to strengthen and deliver this value to Lockton clients, particularly as the role of insurance capital grows in the current deal environment.”

Ziff also added: “Lockton impressed us with a similar view on the industry, and their palpable excitement about creating solutions that can help clients in both the short and long term.”

Ron Lockton, chairman said: “Lockton is building world-class expertise to support our aggressive growth plan and continues to attract top tier talent to meet our client’s needs. We are committed to the transaction liability space and providing our private equity and corporate clients with the depth and expertise to service transactions of any size and scope.”