USI Insurance Services ("USI"), announced Friday the closing of the acquisition of de la Parte & Associates ("de la Parte"), a Tampa, Fla.-based employee benefits & insurance consulting firm specializing in corporate health and welfare benefits, cutting edge wellness initiatives, retirement services, executive benefits, and human resources consulting for middle-market businesses.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Commenting on the acquisition, James W. Dunn, USI's Regional CEO for the Southeast, said: "This acquisition strengthens our position as one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in Florida and one of the largest benefit insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Adding this quality team to our local practice is further evidence of our strong commitment to the Tampa area. I am pleased to welcome Kim de la Parte and the rest of the professionals from de la Parte to our team."

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