Insurance broker Apex Global Partners has announced the acquisition of Global Benefit Solutions, a privately owned employee benefits brokers and human resources Consultants in Austin, US.

Tom Newby, founder and CEO of Global Benefit Solutions and the Global Benefit Solutions team join Apex Global Partners. Mr Newby will continue in his role as the president of the Global Benefit Solutions division of Apex.

Gary Griffith, CEO and chairman of Apex, said: Tom Newby has built one of the leading employee benefits and human resources consulting firms in Austin and central Texas, and Global Benefit Solutions is a great company for us to base our expansion of Apex’s client services in this dynamic Texas market area. Tom is an industry leader in Texas and the southwest, and we are excited to have him join our management group.