NFP swoops for Texas firm

Insurance broker and consultant NFP has announced the acquisition of Texas-based Achilles & Associates. The acquisition strengthens NFP’s capabilities and product offerings in its Central region and expands its presence in Austin, Texas. Agency principals Jerry Achilles and David Achilles will join NFP as vice presidents and will report to Kevin Brown, NFP managing director of corporate services.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Jerry, David and the Achilles team to NFP,” said Ed O’Malley, executive vice president of brokerage and consulting at NFP. “We will immediately benefit from Jerry and David’s established relationships, market expertise and focused leadership. The experienced Achilles team will also enhance our ability to deliver the holistic solutions clients need across commercial and individual P&C and benefits.”

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Achilles is a family-owned P&C broker that provides customized commercial P&C, personal lines P&C, and benefits services to individuals, businesses, and middle-market clients.

“Jerry and David have excellent reputations in Texas and will help NFP advance Austin’s full-service capabilities across multiple lines,” Brown said.

“We’re excited to join NFP and work with Kevin and the Central team,” Jerry Achilles said. “Our agency was built on friendly, responsive customer service as well as experience and professional know-how, and NFP’s people-first culture will be a great fit for our team and clients.”

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