Liberty International Underwriters Joins Forces with Huntersure

Liberty International Underwriters (LIU) reported that it has teamed with Huntersure, a program administrator, to provide Transactional Liability insurance.

According to a media release, this program will offer coverages in Representations and Warranties, Tax Liability (including Tax Opinion and Tax Credit) and Contingent Liability.

Underwritten by Huntersure and backed by the financial strength and stability of Liberty Mutual, this coverage is tailored to protect and bridge critical gaps in contracts between buyers and sellers in the M&A market valued last year at a record-breaking $4.7 trillion with more than 40,000 transactions announced as well as help eliminate the need for escrow and make it easier for deals to get approved.

"Huntersure is positioning itself to be a leader in the transactional liability market. Their experience with large law and accounting firms gives them unique insight into financial and due diligence exposures and makes them an excellent partner for us in this space," said LIU Executive Vice President of U.S. Specialty Casualty, Carl Pursiano.

LIU's Transactional Liability product will provide up to $25 million in limits, giving brokers and agents a strong, financially stable option to help their clients get the insurance coverage they need.

"Liberty's financial strength and solid ratings combined with the company's focus on developing and supporting long-term relationships with MGAs make them an ideal insurance carrier for this continually expanding yet underserved market," said Huntersure Chairman Dennis Mullins.

Liberty Mutual Insurance helps people preserve and protect what they earn, build, own and cherish.

Part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, Liberty International Underwriters (LIU) distributes global specialty lines products and services exclusively through the independent broker network worldwide to insure specialized risk in most countries in the world.

Huntersure is a full-service Managing General Agency (MGA) whose business focus is insurance program administration for professional liability products on behalf of a number of top-tier U.S.-based insurance companies as well as Lloyd's of London Underwriters.

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