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FT Partners Advises Safe-Guard on its Sale to Goldman Sachs Capital Partners

Overview of Transaction
  • On December 21, 2012, Safe-Guard Products International, LLC ("Safe-Guard" or the "Company") announced its acquisition, in partnership with management, by an affiliate of Goldman Sachs
  • Safe-Guard, a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital ("H.I.G."), is a leading provider of finance and insurance ("F&I") solutions to the automotive industry
  • H.I.G. is a leading global private investment firm with over $10 billion of assets under management across many sectors and industry verticals
  • Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS), through its affiliates, is a global leader in private equity focusing on large, high quality companies across a broad range of industries and geographies
Significance of Transaction
  • Achieves highly attractive outcome for both the buyer and selling shareholders
  • Buyer able to gain control of a highly attractive company while retaining and motivating management
  • Sellers able to monetize portion of ownership at an attractive valuation
  • Positions Safe-Guard to capitalize on the substantial growth opportunities across its platform of F&I program solutions
FT Partners' Role
  • FT Partners served as strategic and financial advisor to Safe-Guard
  • FT Partners leveraged its deep knowledge, extensive experience and broad insurance industry relationships to help achieve a highly favorable outcome for stakeholders
  • Highlights FT Partners' continued success in advising leading companies across the insurance services and technology sector

(1) Through Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs.