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.

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