• Grupo Galilea is a Spanish insurance broker offering a wide range of solutions including both personal lines and commercial lines with a strong presence in niche markets and specialized products. Grupo Galilea has developed a unique platform to consolidate the fragmented insurance distribution sector
  • Since 2005, US private equity firm, JZ International has held a majority stake in Grupo Galilea
  • Söderberg & Partners (S&P) is a Swedish insurance broker, wealth and corporate pension manager backed by KKR and TA Associates with 3,000 employees and revenues over €650 million


  • DC Advisory was engaged by Grupo Galilea to act as exclusive financial advisor on its sale 
  • DC Advisory ran a highly competitive process with a limited number of bidders to seek value maximization and maintain optionality
  • DC Advisory leveraged its sector expertise and senior relationships to identify and engage either a local or international candidates capable of supporting Grupo Galilea’s future growth plans
  • DC Advisory helped all parties navigate a complex process that met their financial and industrial objectives


  • JZI completely exited the investment after a successful partnership and build-up process.
  • S&P reinforces its presence in Spain with a majority stake in a platform with strong local expertise, enabling it to ride  the consolidation wave in the Spanish market
  • Galilea will benefit from the financial strength, operational experience and international reach of S&P to pursue an ambitious organic and inorganic growth plan
  • The transaction closed on 27 September 2023
  • This transaction once again bolsters DC Advisory’s track record in the insurance space and is a demonstration of its strong cross-border network and expertise