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NFP Acquires Santa Maria & Company, Continues Growth of P&C Capabilities in West Region
Acquisition expands NFP’s presence in Northern California


NEW YORK – October 7, 2020 – NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant providing employee benefits, property and casualty (P&C), retirement, and individual solutions, today announced the acquisition of Santa Maria & Company (SM&C) in a transaction that closed effective August 1, 2020.

SM&C, a P&C broker located in Walnut Creek, California, supports clients across Northern California, providing sophisticated P&C capabilities, including risk management consulting and commercial insurance solutions. Craig Santa Maria, a principal and cofounder of the firm, will join NFP as a senior vice president and report to Doug Turk, regional managing director of NFP’s West region.  

“We’re excited to welcome the Santa Maria team to the NFP family,” said Turk. “This acquisition is another example of NFP’s focus on adding successful leaders, specialized capabilities and deep relationships in the P&C space that elevate the value we deliver to clients. We look forward to the contributions Craig and his experienced team will make to NFP’s growth in the Bay Area.”

“NFP’s focus on growth and dedication to putting people first aligns well with our values,” said Craig Santa Maria. “With access to NFP’s resources and specialized expertise, we enhance our ability to meet the dynamic needs of our clients.”  

About NFP

NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant providing specialized property and casualty, corporate benefits, retirement and individual solutions through its licensed subsidiaries and affiliates. NFP enables client success through the expertise of over 5,700 global employees, investments in innovative technologies, and enduring relationships with highly rated insurers, vendors, and financial institutions. NFP is the 5th largest benefits broker by global revenue, 6th largest US-based privately owned broker, and 8th best place to work in insurance (Business Insurance); 10th largest property and casualty agency (Insurance Journal); and 12th largest global insurance broker (Best’s Review).