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The Hilb Group LLC acquires Tampa-based brokerage

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The Hilb Group LLC  has acquired West Coast Insurance in Tampa, Fla.

West Coast Insurance is The Hilb Group 's second acquisition this year. The transaction was effective March 1.

West Coast Insurance will continue to operate at its current location under the leadership of its previous owner and president, George Lackey.

Founded in 1993, WCI has a national insurance practice focused on supporting the marine industry in addition to handling commercial and personal lines accounts in Florida.

The Hilb Group was founded in Richmond in 2009 by Robert H. Hilb, the former founder, CEO and chairman of Hilb, Rogal and Hobbs (HRH), and Robert J. Hilb, a former corporate vice president of HRH.

The Hilb Group seeks acquisitions among middle-market insurance brokerage space. The company has 22 offices in Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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