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FT Partners Advises Network Merchants on its Growth Investment

Overview of Transaction
  • On September 18, 2013, Network Merchants, Inc. ("Network Merchants" or the "Company") announced that Bregal Sagemount has made a significant growth investment in the Company, valuing it at approximately $200 million
  • Bregal Sagemount is a private equity firm focused on investing in and acquiring high-growth companies; the firm is currently investing out of Bregal Sagemount I, LP, a fund with $500 million of committed capital
Significance of Transaction
  • By combining a strong Management team with a strong financial partner, the Company seeks to grow and pursue new opportunities in an increasingly dynamic market
  • The transaction is an attractive outcome for Network Merchants
  • The transaction positions Network Merchant well to pursue additional growth opportunities and continue improving its market-leading platform by leveraging Bregal Sagemount's strategic relationships
  • Bregal Sagemount gains a partnership with an elite, rapidly growing payments gateway
FT Partners' Role
  • FT Partners served as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Network Merchant's founders and Management team in its private-party transaction
  • FT Partners leveraged its extensive network to help Network Merchants find the ideal partner for its next stage of growth