Wicks buys EZShield from EdgeStone

The Wicks Group of Companies has acquired EZShield, an identity protection solutions provider. The seller was EdgeStone Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Signal Hill advised EZShield on the transaction.


Signal Hill is pleased to announce that its client EZShield, the premier identity protection solutions provider, has been acquired by The Wicks Group of Companies (“Wicks”), a private investment firm. EZShield was a portfolio company of EdgeStone Capital Partners.

EZShield is a leading provider of identity theft and fraud protection services through partnerships within companies in financial services, employee benefits, insurance, communications and other select industries, to provide their services as value-add offerings. EZShield’s go-to-market strategy provides the company with an unparalleled customer value proposition for its partners.

“I am very excited to work with our partners at Wicks in pursuing what we see as a tremendous opportunity in the identity theft and fraud protection market,” said Dale Dabbs, President and CEO of EZShield.

“Signal Hill was our trusted advisor, adding significant value and providing guidance and expertise throughout the sale process,” Mr. Dabbs continued. “Eric Wagner and team were invaluable. They really understood our business and the buyer landscape, and ultimately helped us find a great partner to help us accelerate our growth initiatives.”

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Signal Hill Capital Group LLC, along with its affiliate, Signal Hill LLC (together, “Signal Hill”), is a leading independent advisory boutique serving the M&A and private capital raising needs of growth companies and was named 2016 Boutique Technology Investment Bank of the Year by the Global M&A Network. Signal Hill’s experienced bankers provide deep domain expertise and an unyielding commitment to clients in our sectors: Internet & Digital Media, Internet Infrastructure, Services and Software. With more than 600 completed transactions and offices in Baltimore, Bangalore, Boston, Mumbai, Nashville, New York, Reston and San Francisco, Signal Hill leverages deep strategic industry and financial sponsor relationships to help our clients achieve Greater Outcomes. For more information visit www.signalhill.com.