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Patriot expands in California with acquisition


Acquisitive brokerage Patriot Growth Insurance Services LLC has bought Cypress, California-based agency Bowermaster and Associates, Patriot announced Thursday.

Terms were not disclosed.

Bowermaster has 40 staff and specializes in placing property/casualty coverage for mid- and large-sized privately held businesses, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania-based Patriot statement said.

The agency, which is headed by Adam Bowermaster as president, also provides employee benefits, personal lines and human resources consulting services, the statement said.

Private-equity backed Patriot, which launched last year with a string of acquisitions, is the 53rd largest broker of U.S. business, with more than $65 million in brokerage revenue, according to Business Insurance’s most recent ranking.

The Bowermaster acquisition is Patriot’s eighth deal in California.