Wide Group acquires Milan-based Assileo Broker Srl

Pollen Street today announces that Wide Group has completed the acquisition of Assileo Broker Srl (“Assileo”). Assileo is a Milan-based commercial broker with capabilities across transportation, construction, energy and corporate insurance, with a presence in Milan and Genoa. The business was founded in 2000 by current management, who will remain in the business post completion.

Wide Group is the leading technology-led commercial broking consolidator in Italy, and the acquisition of Assileo will expand both the group’s scale and capability in the Milan market and add a presence in Genoa. Wide has a strong M&A pipeline of potential targets to build on the momentum of this acquisition, driven by a highly fragmented insurance broking market in Italy, with significant potential for synergistic consolidation.

Gianluca Melani, Co-founder & Managing Director of Wide Group, commented:

“We are thrilled to welcome Flavio Sestilli, Michele Leonarduzzi and Giovanni Battista Campo, and all the colleagues from Assileo Broker into the Wide Family. With this operation, we mutually enrich ourselves with a history and expertise in insurance that has been passed down for three generations, along with new synergistic skills that align with the current setup of our operational model. This operation reaffirms the excellence and innovation we aim to offer to our consultants and their respective clients.”

Ian Gascoigne, Partner at Pollen Street Capital, added:

“We are pleased to welcome Assileo to the Wide family. Assileo adds additional specialist insurance expertise, scale and geographic reach to Wide’s offering, and builds on the strong momentum Wide is seeing in its acquisition strategy.”