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Galway Holdings Launches GalwayPlus™ Sports + Entertainment
[May 29, 2024]

Galway Holdings Launches GalwayPlus™ Sports + Entertainment


Galway Holdings ("Galway"), a diversified financial services distribution platform, today announces the launch of a new brand: GalwayPlus™ Sports + Entertainment. Catering exclusively to the sports and entertainment sectors, GalwayPlus represents a first-of-its-kind sports and entertainment platform within the wealth and risk management landscape designed to serve the complex needs of individuals, teams, leagues and organizations operating within the sectors.

The vision for GalwayPlus was to build a connection point for the many businesses within the Galway enterprise serving clients in the highly specialized industries of sports, entertainment and media. The result is a unique array of carefully tailored wealth and risk solutions that benefits from the combined expertise of its advisors and businesses with holistic investment management and risk advisory. Galway currently features over a dozen businesses across retail brokerage, wholesale distribution, wealth management, including EPIC Entertainment & Sports and MAI Sports & Entertainment, as well as consulting services that collectively bring over a hundred years of experience to its clients. Elevating this unique platform allows the professionals across these businesses to collaborate and innovatively solve the unique challenges faced by organizations and individuals in the sports and entertainment industries.

"GalwayPlus was developed to provide the sports, entertainment and media industries with creative and customized solutions leveraging the combined strength of our many businesses active in this space," said Will Wilson, Gaway's chief corporate development officer - global sports & sustainability. "I joined Galway because I saw the immense potential for our family of financial services businesses to solve complex challenges for our clients. My prior experience in the sports and entertainment industries has given me a deep understanding of the specific challenges industry participants face. Galway's portfolio companies will be a key partner for our many clients in navigating the ever-changing sports and entertainment landscape."



Wilson, a sports industry veteran with over 30 years of diverse experience-including executive roles with the National Football League (NFL), Major League Soccer (MLS), Wasserman and U.S Soccer - joined Galway in 2022 and leads the GalwayPlus effort. Along with Wilson, ESPN talent and Improbable Media co-founder & chairman Jay Williams will be instrumental in GalwayPlus' differentiated approach to serving the sports, entertainment and media industries.

"Life in the spotlight can be fleeting and there's no better example than my personal story," said Williams. "Without a community of experts, mentors and peers in my corner looking out for my best interests, I wouldn't be the entrepreneur that I am today. The experience that we will deliver via GalwayPlus is designed to surpass the guidance and support that I was fortunate enough to receive." Williams' journey from NBA player to broadcasting professional and entrepreneur exemplifies the type of successful career progression that GalwayPlus aims to support.


In addition to bespoke risk management services, GalwayPlus also caters to the unique wealth-centric needs and risks of professionals in the sports and entertainment industries. Integrating sports and entertainment with wealth management will help ensure that high-net-worth individuals can manage and grow their wealth through innovative solutions tailored to their lifestyles.

"The sports, entertainment and media industries are intersecting with opportunities for those in the spotlight to capitalize on their personal brands, complementing their performances on the court, field, stage and beyond," added Joe McLean, chief growth & innovation officer and co-president sports & entertainment at MAI Capital Management. "Our goal is to be our clients' co-pilot by empowering them with business acumen as they pursue their dreams and goals."

The first brand activation for GalwayPlus will take place at Galway Live! and ARENA, a three-day event to be held in early June. Galway Live! is a charity auction dinner and golf tournament benefiting select foundations that improve health and social outcomes for the next generation. The ARENA, presented by GalwayPlus Sports + Entertainment, is an exclusive business conference with a high-profile cast of speakers and thought-leaders that will provide guests with differentiated networking opportunities as well as access to ideas and discussion around the intersection of sports and entertainment. The ARENA reinforces Galway's operating premise and its broad connectivity into sports and entertainment.

For more information on GalwayPlus, please visit galwayplus.com.

About Galway Holdings

Galway Holdings, LP is the parent company of a growing and diverse group of financial, consulting, technology, and insurance brands. As an expanding financial services platform with a focus on data analytics, innovation, and risk-sharing solutions, Galway is focused on powering its network of companies to develop innovative solutions for clients and help foster their growth. For more information about Galway and its financial solutions platform, please visit galwayholdings.com. Follow us on LinkedIn to learn more.

About GalwayPlus

A division of Galway Holdings, GalwayPlus is a first-of-its-kind sports and entertainment business designed to serve the complex wealth and risk management needs of athletes, entertainers, teams, leagues and all organizations focused on sports and entertainment. The GalwayPlus platform will leverage the collective strengths of Galway Holdings' portfolios of companies to offer a highly-curated, comprehensive suite of wealth, insurance and financial services crafted for sports and entertainment clients. For more on GalwayPlus, please visit galwayplus.com.


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