CVC Credit Partners provided a unitranche loan and dedicated acquisition facility to managed services business Sabio backed by Horizon Capital. Horizon invested in Sabio in 2016.
CVC Credit Partners (“CVC Credit”) is pleased to announce that it has provided a unitranche loan and a dedicated acquisition facility to Sabio, a leading customer experience solutions provider and managed services business, backed by Horizon Capital.
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in the UK, Sabio is a global provider of customer engagement technology and managed services, to blue chip enterprise clients. Sabio helps brands optimise contact centre operational performance and improve the customer experience, structures and strategies. The business operates from 11 offices and employs just over 500 people. Sabio Group is backed by Horizon Capital who invested in 2016 and have supported the business’s tripling in size over the past three years.
Simon Hitchcock, Managing Partner at Horizon, commented: “The refinancing in partnership with CVC Credit means that Sabio can continue its successful organic growth, underpinned by an experienced and supportive lender. Securing this significant new committed acquisition facility means we are able to accelerate the buy and build strategy and in the coming months we expect to complete a number of acquisitions from a strong pan European pipeline.”
Jonathan Gale, CEO of Sabio Group said: “With Horizon and CVC backing the business, Sabio is ideally positioned to continue our growth strategy, building a strong footprint in primary European markets and adding technology and skills to our portfolio. This is an exciting move for Sabio and enables our ongoing strategy to bring the very latest in AI powered, self-service and channel agnostic customer engagement solutions to our fantastic, growing, client base.”
Chris Fowler, Managing Director in CVC Credit Partners’ European Private Debt business, added: “Sabio is a leading technology provider, which operates in a large and growing market driven by increasing investment in digital automation and analytics. Its loyal client base yields high renewal rates and reliable recurring revenues. With Horizon’s backing, Sabio has grown strongly in recent years and we are now pleased to support the business on its next stage of development.”
About CVC Credit Partners
CVC Credit Partners is the credit management business of CVC. CVC Credit Partners is a global credit asset manager with offices in the U.S. and Europe, 60 investment professionals and US$25 billion assets under management, as at 30 September 2019.
CVC Credit Partners seeks to generate for its investors positive absolute returns and attractive risk-adjusted returns on capital throughout the credit cycle.
CVC Credit Partners has built a diverse platform which creates significant synergies across its three investment strategies: Performing Credit, Credit Opportunities & Special Situations and Private Debt. For further information about CVC Credit Partners please visit: www.cvc.com/credit.
Sabio Group delivers solutions and services that seamlessly combine digital and human interactions to support outstanding customer experiences. Through its own technology and that of world-class technology leaders such as Avaya, Genesys, Nuance and Verint, Sabio Group helps organisations to optimise their customer journeys by making better decisions across their multiple contact channels. The group works with major brands worldwide, including Aegon, AXA Assistance, Bankia, BBVA, BGL, Caixabank, DHL, Essent, GovTech, HomeServe, Liverpool Victoria, M1, Office Depot, Saga, Sainsbury’s Argos, Telefónica, Think Money and Transcom Worldwide.
About Horizon Capital
Horizon Capital is a buyout and growth capital investor providing equity capital to high growth technology and business service companies. They focus on partnering with talented management teams and supporting them to accelerate growth organically and through acquisition to build outstanding businesses.
Horizon is also an investor in Timico a leading provider of digital transformation and converged managed services, Ascent Software a software-first digital transformation business focussed on helping customers create advantage with technology, Bellrock, a specialist in facilities management and property services, and Wireless Innovation, a Machine-to-Machine and Internet of Things connectivity specialist.
To read more about Horizon and see their full portfolio of investments, visit: www.horizonpe.co.uk