Global Upside Corporation

Overview

Deal Type Mergers & Acquisitions
Client & Transactional Partners Global Upside Corporation
Safeguard Global
Accel-KKR LLC
Our Role Sell-Side Advisor

Summary

On January 25, 2022, KeyBanc Capital Markets (“KBCM”) successfully advised Global Upside Corporation (“GUC”) on its sale to SafeGuard World International Ltd. dba SafeGuard Global (“SafeGuard”), a portfolio company of Accel-KKR LLC (“AKKR”). KBCM was engaged as the Sell-Side Advisor due to its industry-leading HR Tech and HR Outsourcing expertise and strong M&A capabilities.

Global Upside Corporation offers a full suite of hire-to-retire HR software and services in 170+ countries, leveraging its four brands: Global Upside, Global PEO Services, Gava Talent Solutions, and Mihi Software. Through these four brands, GUC helps clients expand internationally and supports their complete HR business lifecycle needs.

Founded in 2005, SafeGuard is a global PEO and provider of managed payroll and EOR services. With over 900 clients and across 15 global offices, SafeGuard enables global business success through more efficient payroll, onboarding, time and expense management, and more.

AKKR is a leading middle market private equity firm with a focus on software and tech-enabled services. With over $10 billion in committed capital, AKKR has invested in over 300 companies, making it one of the most active private equity firms in the software and tech-enabled services sector.

Recent Deals

June 2022


Series D Funding

led by

Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital

$140 Million

Exclusive Financial Advisor

Mergers & Acquisitions

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June 2022

the parent company of

AEP Transmission Company, LLC

$550 Million

Senior Notes

Joint Bookrunner

Debt Capital Markets

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May 2022

 

a portfolio company of

has been acquired by

 

Exclusive Sell-Side Advisor

Mergers & Acquisitions

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May 2022

 

Tiburon Place

$53 Million

4% bond LIHTC and State Housing Equity

Construction

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May 2022

 

$500 Million

Senior Secured Credit Facility

Joint Bookrunner
Joint Lead Arranger

Debt Capital Markets

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May 2022

 

Cheshire Station

 

$17.6 Million

Acquisition

Lender

CMBS

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May 2022

ACG Portfolio-Oakland Glen MHC

ACG Portfolio-Clayton Acres MHC

$59.5 Million

Refinance

Lender

Fannie Mae

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May 2022

 

Stonetown - North Pines

Stonetown - Country Meadows

$82 Million

Acquisition

Lender

Fannie Mae

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May 2022

Sawgrass Point

$28.5 Million

Refinance

Lender

Fannie Mae

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May 2022

 

Floorplan Inventory Financing and Commercial Real Estate Lending

Lender

Mergers & Acquisitions

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May 2022

a portfolio company of

has acquired

 

$545 Million

Senior Secured Credit Facilities

Administrative Agent
Joint Bookrunner
Left Lead Arranger

Debt Capital Markets

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May 2022

 

$2.55 Billion

Senior Secured Credit Facilities

Co-Documentation Agent
Joint Lead Arranger

Debt Capital Markets

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May 2022

 

$95 Million

Senior Secured Credit Facilities

Administrative Agent
Joint Lead Arranger
Sole Bookrunner

Debt Capital Markets

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April 2022

 

Rego Park II

$11 Million

Refinance

Lender

CMBS

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April 2022

Festus Gardens

$9.7 Million

Acquisition

Lender

FHA

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April 2022

a portfolio company of

has acquired

 

$2.77 Billion

Senior Secured Credit Facilities

Joint Bookrunner
Joint Lead Arranger

Debt Capital Markets

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April 2022

 

Canal 1535

$45 Million

Acquisition

Lender

Fannie Mae

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April 2022

Plaza Palmera

$22 Million

Acquisition

Lender

Life Company

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April 2022

 

$2 Billion

Senior Secured Credit Facility

Co-Syndication Agent
Joint Bookrunner
Joint Lead Arranger

Debt Capital Markets

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April 2022

 

SunTech Commerce Park

$22.5 Million

Acquisition

Lender

Life Company

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