Mosaic launches new M&A group, continues US buildout

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“Transactional liability is a core theme of our model and growth strategy and a line of products that we expect to grow exponentially in North America and beyond,” commented Mark Wheeler, Co-CEO of Mosaic. “The rapid development of our M&A platform, first in the USA and now in London, serves the increasing needs of customers in an unprecedented environment.”

To better grow its international transaction liability platform, Mosaic announced that it has hired two more professionals: Sam Whiteman and Andrew Gofton-Salmond, both based in London. Whiteman will serve as SVP, Head of International Transactional Liability, while Gofton-Salmond will serve as VP, Transactional Liability Manager.

After over a decade of experience advising and underwriting M&A transactions, Whiteman joins Mosaic from Liberty Mutual, where he was most recently Head of London and Emerging Markets. As Head of International Transactional Liability, he will lead Mosaic’s underwriting outside of North America – with an initial focus on the UK and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) regions. Whiteman will report to William Month, Mosaic’s Global Head of Transactional Liability.

Gofton-Salmond previously served as AIG Senior Underwriter specializing in M&A for the UK, Europe and Emerging Markets.

“We are delighted to have Sam and Andrew as part of the incredibly talented group of experts we have built over the past few months, and the timing couldn’t be better,” said William Month. “Economic conditions are creating high transaction volume and value, and insurance has become essential to help buyers and sellers close on time. In order to meet this robust demand with specialized underwriting, we plan to add a further dozen specialists by the end of next year. “

In addition to creating a London M&A team, Mosaic added a number of new hires to its New York M&A team: Hannah Burnham, SVP; Edward Newton, SVP; Robert Bowne, vice president; Brian Howton, vice president; Casey Olden, vice president; Shannon Westerlind, vice president; Matteo Maroun, AVP; Tamar Katamadze, Legal Analyst; Griffin Genet, analyst; Yuqi Lin, analyst; Justin Wong, analyst; and Vivian Ye, analyst.