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

November 2022

Mount Union Senior Lofts

$20MM

Construction loan & LIHTC equity

Construction
Low Income Housing Tax Credits

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November 2022

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Sell-Side Advisor

Healthcare Investment Banking

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October 2022

The Heron apartments

$20 Million

High Leverage Bridge Loan

Bridge

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October 2022

has received a $500 million equity investment from

 

 

$500 Million

Sell-Side Advisor

Mergers & Acquisitions

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has been acquired by

 

$185 Million

Exclusive Sell-Side Advisor

Mergers & Acquisitions

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Caesars Entertainment 

$3 Billion

Senior Secured Credit Facilities

Syndication Agent

Debt Capital Markets

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October 2022

Richland Marketplace

 

$16.79 Million

Acquisition

Lender

Life Company

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September 2022

 

$90 Million

Senior Secured Credit Facilities

Left Lead Arranger
Joint Bookrunner
Administrative Agent

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September 2022

Marylhurst Commons

$58.7 Million

Construction
Freddie Mac
Low Income Housing Tax Credits

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September 2022

 

$153 Million

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing

Structuring Agent

Debt Capital Markets

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September 2022

 

$260 Million

First Mortgage Bonds

Joint Lead Placement Agent

Private Placement

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Southern Col MidCo, LLC

$170 Million

Senior Secured Notes

Joint Lead Placement Agent

Private Placement

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September 2022

 

$130 Million

First Mortgage Bonds

Joint Lead Placement Agent

Private Placement

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Northern States Power Company (a Wisconsin Corporation)

$100 Million

First Mortgage Bonds

Sole Placement Agent

Private Placement

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$600 Million

Delayed Draw Term Loan

$700 Million

Bridge Revolver

Joint Lead Arranger
Joint Bookrunner

Debt Capital Markets

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September 2022

Welltower 

$750 Million

Unitranche Joint Venture

First mortgage financing available for seniors housing & skilled nursing facilities

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September 2022

Welltower 

$5.2 Billion

Senior Unsecured Credit Facility

Joint Lead Arranger
Administrative Agent

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