Fidelity National Title, a member of the Fidelity National Financial family of companies of Jacksonville, Florida, has acquired Vanguard Title Insurance Agency, a Utah-based independent title company.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be joining Fidelity National Title,” said Jeff Poulton, an owner of Vanguard Title Agency. “Their national reputation, combined with our facilities and talented team, will provide real estate agents, lenders and developers an unparalleled real estate transaction experience.”

“Even though our customers will now see a new name — Fidelity National Title Agency of Utah — the Vanguard promise to be more than a title company will continue to thrive through the additional opportunities and resources available to us,” said Louie Hamner, another Vanguard owner. “We are very excited about what the future holds.”

Vanguard provides title insurance and escrow services to Utah’s real estate community, including residential and commercial services as well as builders and developers. With nine offices located along the Wasatch Front and two in Southern Utah’s Washington County, the acquisition of Vanguard Title will allow Fidelity National Title to quickly expand its footprint to serve the entire state and complement existing Mountain West and national operations.

“We are delighted to be bringing the Vanguard Title founders, leadership and team into the Fidelity National Title family,” said Joshua Hall, president of Fidelity National Title Agency of Utah. “Jeff and Steve Poulton, Louie Hamner and Sue Cragun are well-known in the Mountain West real estate community. Their visionary leadership team and exceptionally talented employees represent the next generation of outstanding service to the title industry here in Utah.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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