Lockton brings in M&A expert for transaction liability practice

Industry leader comes onboard as a partner

Lockton brings in M&A expert for transaction liability practice

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By Ryan Smith

Lockton has announced the appointment of M&A expert Matt Heinz (pictured) as a partner in its transaction liability practice. Heinz will co-lead the practice with partners Josh Halpern, Eric Ziff, and Gaurav Sud, who joined the company last year as it sought to bolster its transaction liability capabilities.

“For the last decade, Matt Heinz’s name has been synonymous with transaction liability insurance for M&A professionals across the country,” said Ron Lockton, chairman of Lockton. “His addition to the leadership group of our practice signals to clients and prospects Lockton’s commitment to being the go-to advisor of the M&A insurance needs of dealmakers everywhere.”

Prior to joining Lockton, Heinz served as a senior managing director and co-practice leader of Aon’s North American transaction liability team. He has more than a decade of transaction liability insurance experience, and has served as both an underwriter and broker during his insurance career. Prior to joining the insurance industry, Heinz was a corporate attorney at Proskauer Rose.

“There is incredible momentum at Lockton right now and you can feel it,” said Peter Clune, Lockton CEO. “The strength of this group directly benefits our clients. This team will help attract world-class talent and provide our private equity and corporate clients, and their advisors, with expertise that will deliver best-in-class execution.”

“I am excited to be part of a growing transaction liability business at Lockton,” Heinz said. “Joining an advisory platform with a global footprint that is uncommonly independent provides a tremendous opportunity to build a practice that meets client needs and supports deals of any size and scope.”  

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