ASQ Underwriting Launches to Provide Transactional Risk Insurance
Team of veteran M&A insurance professionals brings deep transactional risk expertise and strong carrier backing
NEWPORT BEACH, CA — ASQ Underwriting, a national transactional risk managing general underwriter, has launched a program to provide bespoke transactional risk insurance to broker trading partners across North America, combining focused customer service and strong carrier backing.
ASQ is led by a team of veteran insurance professionals and will underwrite three core transactional insurance products: representations and warranties insurance, tax liability insurance, and contingent risk insurance.
ASQ is led by Directors and Co-Founders Jeff Anderson and Wayne Datz, who are skilled and experienced underwriters with diverse backgrounds in mergers & acquisitions (M&A), law, and insurance. Most recently, both held leadership positions within the M&A insurance group for a global specialty insurance and reinsurance company.
According to Anderson and Datz, ASQ’s depth of expertise and strong carrier backing will provide organizations on both the buy and sell side of the transaction with greater deal certainty.
“We are dedicated to providing best-in-class customer service and customized risk transfer solutions that help organizations manage their capital effectively and efficiently, providing a powerful tool in the complex M&A process,” explains Datz.
“As experienced M&A attorneys, our underwriters have a keen understanding of the types of mistakes that can derail a transaction as well as the need for thorough and efficient underwriting. We pride ourselves on our underwriting execution to enable our clients to finalize their transactions successfully,” explains Anderson.
ASQ is part of Alliant Underwriting Solutions, a program administrator with a growing portfolio of underwriting platforms generating more than $1 billion in annual gross written premium.
“The launch of the ASQ M&A solution exemplifies, day one, ‘relevance amplified’ to our broker partners,” said Sean McConlogue, President of Alliant Underwriting Solutions. “It’s an incredible combination of talent, experience, and capacity.”
ASQ is headquartered in New York, with offices in New York and Atlanta. Ryan Anderson and Andrew Belisle, two experienced transactional risk underwriters, are also key team members.