Hub International of California Insurance Services has acquired the assets of Nett & Champion Insurance Services, a California-based agency engaged in providing employee benefit consulting and brokerage services.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Nett & Champion team, including owners Gary Nett and Michael Champion, will join Hub California at its existing Santa Barbara office.

Kirk Christ, president of Hub California, said: In addition to benefiting locally from the great reputation that Gary Nett and Michael Champion have developed, Hub California also looks forward to tapping into the many years of experience that these gentlemen have in the broad spectrum of employee benefit plan selection and ongoing consulting and support services, and bringing this expertise to our clients.

Mr Nett added: Joining Hub California allows us to leverage our expertise and service capabilities with the personnel and technological resources of a national insurance, consulting and risk-management organization.