The Silverfern Group Invests in SAI Global in Partnership with Baring Private Equity Asia

Sydney, Australia January 10, 2017 – The Silverfern Group, a leader in global direct investment, today announced that it has invested in the acquisition and take private of SAI Global Limited (ASX:SAI), in partnership with Baring Private Equity Asia.

SAI Global is a global risk management solutions and information solutions provider. The Company has a presence in 29 countries with 51 offices across Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and the Americas. Its operating divisions include Risk Management Services and Property (including mortgage services and information broking).  SAI’s Risk Management business operates within the broader testing, inspection and certification and governance risk and compliance markets, providing a variety of testing and standards certifications and software-based training systems, to end markets including healthcare, education, financial services and food. In Australia, SAI Global is also the largest provider of property information and settlement services to the legal, financial and conveyancing sectors.

“We are excited to partner with Baring Private Equity Asia to help SAI management grow the SAI business globally, as we see significant opportunities for top-line growth in a highly fragmented industry”, said Silverfern Managing Director Mark Baldassarre.

Silverfern Co-Managing Partner Clive Holmes added “By partnering with Baring Private Equity Asia and working closely with SAI management and members of the Silverfern Advisory Board, we were able to look though the complexity of SAI’s businesses to understand the value in its core, recurring revenue business model, and to help identify the drivers of further global growth. We look forward to working closely with all parties on the advancement of SAI’s global compliance and information solution offerings”.


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About SAI Global

SAI Global helps organizations proactively manage risk to achieve business excellence, growth, sustainability and ultimately, create trust. SAI’s integrated risk management solutions are a combination of world-class tech platforms, services and advisory capabilities that operate across the entire lifecycle allowing businesses to focus on opportunities presented by uncertainty. Together, these tools and knowledge enable SAI’s customers to develop a holistic, integrated view of risk. In Australia, SAI is also a leading provider of settlement related services; company, personal and property information. SAI Global’s head office is located in Sydney, Australia. SAI employs more than 2,000 people across 29 countries and 51 locations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific.

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About Silverfern

Founded in 2001, Silverfern is amongst the few truly global middle-market, multi-asset class, investment management firms in the world today. Silverfern invests on behalf of both institutional investors and a global network of more than 65 of the world’s largest and most sophisticated multi-billion-dollar single family offices, and has a global partnership with the Citibank Private Bank. Through its offices in New York, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Sydney, Silverfern makes non-traditional, direct, co-control investments in middle market private equity, real estate and private debt investment opportunities globally. Silverfern’s investment strategy seeks to mitigate systemic risk in its portfolio by pursuing attractive risk-adjusted returns on a global basis, while at the same time seeking to manage local/market risk through its strategy to partner with non-traditional, local, investment partners on each of its investments.


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