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EQUITEQ ADVISES SA.GLOBAL ON ITS GROWTH FINANCING LED BY KARTESIA

January 12, 2022

Equiteq is pleased to announce it has advised sa.global, a leading Microsoft Gold Partner that provides industry-specific solutions to Professional Services firms globally, on securing $50 million in growth financing from Kartesia, an independent and privately-owned provider of credit and capital solutions with pan-European presence. The funding will support sa.global’s business transformation, expansion, and other growth initiatives.

sa.global is an 11-time winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year award and a member of Microsoft’s Inner Circle, the elite club of the top 1% of Microsoft Business Platform Partners worldwide, for ten years in a row. The company has a presence in 25 countries and an 850 strong team, serving over 500,000 Microsoft Dynamics users in 80 countries.

Kartesia manages over €4.0bn in assets and aims to deliver superior and consistent investment performance to its investors by providing bespoke funding solutions across the capital structure to leading mid-market companies, with the view to accelerate their pace of growth.

The growth financing will support sa.global’s business transformation and ambitions for international expansion. sa.global recently announced their acquisition of Dynamic Consulting, one of Microsoft’s top 25 Managed Partners in the US. This acquisition strengthens sa.global’s presence in the Americas and expands their capabilities across the Microsoft Business Platform.

“We are delighted to have the support of an investor like Kartesia who believes in our business and is excited by the opportunity to support our growth. We chose Kartesia because of their long-term, flexible, and relationship-driven approach as well as experience in the technology sector. Partnering with Kartesia gives us the financial strength to compete in an increasingly consolidated market but leaves us free to operate and grow the business in the same entrepreneurial, customer-centric, and agile way which has driven our success for 30 years. We will use these funds to further cement our position in the Microsoft ecosystem with rapid innovation on top of our already differentiated product suite and to bolster our future growth and expansion,” notes Stephen James, CEO and Founder of sa.global.

Equiteq acted as exclusive financial advisor.

Regarding Equiteq’s role in the transaction, Stephen James, CEO and Founder of sa.global commented: “We found in Jerome and the Equiteq team a corporate finance partner that not only understood the Microsoft services industry better than anyone else we had met, but also acted with hands on care, responsiveness, diligence, and determination to get us an outcome that was compatible with this specific moment in our growth journey”.

Jerome Glynn-Smith, Managing Director of Equiteq added: “It has been an absolute pleasure to advise Steve and the sa.global group of owner-managers to secure flexible structured finance from Kartesia. This transaction has unlocked a high-quality acquisition in the US for the leading independent and global Microsoft partner, built to differentiate through real client-centricity and IP. I’m sure this fantastic sa.global management team will benefit from Kartesia’s experience in supporting business owners grow and deliver equity value in technology & services”.

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