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Barcelona  -   September, 2023

Kingsley Gate accelerates its Executive Search and Advisory leadership by acquiring Seeliger y Conde

  • The integration of Seeliger y Conde will allow Kingsley Gate to expand its global impact and propel the firm to 35% YoY growth in 2023.
  • Through the acquisition, Kingsley Gate will be adding 12 partners across offices in Madrid and Barcelona

Barcelona, September 6 2023. Global Executive Search leader Kingsley Gate announced today that it has acquired Seeliger y Conde the leading executive search and leadership advisory firm in Spain, in order to expand its client service offering and geographic reach. This strategic integration will allow clients of both firms to benefit from an injection of proprietary technology into the search process.

The Seeliger y Conde team, led by their president, Luis Conde, will form a crucial part of Kingsley Gate’s global operations. The two firms have unique and proven methodologies for conducting executive search that emphasize technological innovation and cultural alignment between candidates and the client organizations that hire them. The firms also share an entrepreneurial drive, commitment to continuous improvement, and agile ways of working.

35% YoY Growth in 2023

Kingsley Gate and Seeliger y Conde will have a team of over 100 consultants and approximately 350 professionals operating in more than 33 countries. Kingsley Gate anticipates closing 2023 with a 35% revenue growth year-over-year.

Since Seeliger y Conde was founded 33 years ago, and thanks to a Partner team comprised of experienced executives, the firm has engaged in the hiring of over one thousand executives and board members for top Spanish companies. For Luis Conde, the President of Seeliger y Conde, “the goal of this acquisition by Kingsley Gate is to reinforce our position in the European market, expanding the scope of our impact to Latin America and the United States as well.  We’re also going to be incorporating Kingsley Gate’s proprietary search approach, HELIA, which will help us improve the rigor, quality, and agility of our existing client service.”

For Kingsley Gate, Spain has always been a strategic focus to support and complement strong operations in Latin America, Europe, and the U.S.  As such, adding Seeliger y Conde’s strength in the Spanish market to its existing operations helps to reinforce Kingsley Gate’s global position.

“Despite the unquestionable importance of Spain as a key vertex of North American, European, and Latin American enterprise, this partnership goes beyond mere geographical strengths… at the end of the day, it’s a merging of the most prestigious Executive Talent brand in Spain with an innovative, future-ready, and disruptive firm… the birth of a new incumbent,” says Eduardo Antunovic, Chief Client Officer and Senior Partner, Kingsley Gate.

About Seeliger y Conde

Seeliger y Conde, founded in 1990, has over 33 years of experience in the Executive Search sector. Their team has helped leading global and Spanish organizations find, hire, and develop leaders whose strategic decisions generate enormous value for those organizations’ stakeholders and for society. The company achieved 12% YoY growth in 2022, results that showcase the high quality of their service and their methodology.

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About Kingsley Gate

Kingsley Gate is a leading global, private equity-backed Executive Search firm that puts decision making at the center of its approach to identifying, evaluating, and selecting executive leaders.

Kingsley Gate has helped thousands of organizations across all industries and geographies, to hire & manage effective, high-impact decision makers & outperform its talent management.

Headquartered in New York, the firms’ consultants have helped over 1,700 client organizations successfully hire and onboard thousands of decision-making executives across all industries, functions, and markets. 

Since 2022, the firm has been backed by private equity firm Crescent Cove Partners LP.

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