Matt Heinz, who specializes in mergers and acquisitions, has joined Kansas City-based Lockton as a partner in its transaction liability practice.
“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,” Heinz said in a statement.
He will co-lead the practice group with Partners Josh Halpern, Eric Ziff and Gaurav Sud, who joined the insurance brokerage firm last year as it sought to bolster its transaction liability capabilities.
“For the past decade, Matt Heinz’s name has been synonymous with transaction liability insurance for M&A professionals across the country,” said firm Chairman Ron Lockton. “His addition to the leadership group of our practice signals to clients and prospects Lockton’s commitment to being the ‘go-to’ advisor for the M&A insurance needs of dealmakers everywhere.”
Heinz most recently served as a senior managing director and co-practice leader of Aon’s North American transaction liability team, where he previously partnered with Halpern, Ziff and Sud in building out a practice that facilitated the widescale adoption of insurance products that augment M&A deals. He brings more than a decade of transaction liability insurance experience, serving as both an underwriter and broker during his time in the industry.
Prior to his career in insurance, Heinz practiced law at Proskauer Rose. He is a frequent speaker at M&A and private equity events, commenting on trends in the transaction liability insurance market as well as M&A processes and negotiation. He earned his law degree from St. John’s School of Law.