M&A Deal Summary

Wafra Capital Partners Acquires Access Point Financial

On October 5, 2017, lender Wafra Capital Partners acquired financial services company Access Point Financial from Stone Point Capital for 350M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Wafra Capital Partners’ 1st transaction in the Financial Services sector.
  • This is Wafra Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Wafra Capital Partners’ 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Wafra Capital Partners’ 1st transaction in Georgia.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2017-10-05
Target Access Point Financial
Sector Financial Services
Buyer(s) Wafra Capital Partners
Sellers(s) Stone Point Capital
Deal Type Recapitalization
Deal Value 350M USD

Target

Access Point Financial

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Access Point Financial, Inc. is a direct full-service lender servicing the hospitality industry. APF lends to qualified franchisees of major hotel brands and independent boutique hotels throughout the United States and Canada and is not an owner operator of hotel assets.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Wafra Capital Partners

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Category Lender
Founded 2012
SizeSmall
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Wafra Capital Partners is a structured finance and leasing company focused on providing financial products that are Shari’ah compliant. Wafra Capital Partners was formed in 2012 and is headquartered in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 3
Sector (Financial Services) 1 of 2
Type (Recapitalization) 1 of 1
State (Georgia) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 2
Year (2017) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-11-02 Anchor Loans

Thousand Oaks, California, United States

Anchor Loans is a provider of financing to residential real estate investors and entrepreneurs through its bridge and construction products. Anchor Loans was founded in 1998 and is based in Thousand Oaks, California.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Stone Point Capital

Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1994
PE ASSETS 25.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Stone Point Capital is a private equity firm that targets investments in financial services sector. Specific areas of interest include insurance underwriting, outsourcing service providers to financial institutions, specialty lending and other credit opportunities, employee benefits and healthcare, asset management/retirement savings, and banking/depository institutions. Stone Point looks to commit between $5 and $500 million of equity per transaction and will consider control or substantial minority positions. Geographic areas of interest include North America and Europe. Stone Point Capital was formed in 1994 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 32 of 46
Sector (Financial Services) 10 of 16
Type (Recapitalization) 2 of 2
State (Georgia) 2 of 3
Country (United States) 27 of 41
Year (2017) 8 of 9
Size (of disclosed) 13 of 16
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-09-12 Lancaster Pollard

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Lancaster Pollard is a commercial real estate mortgage and investment banking firm focused on the senior-living and healthcare sectors. Lancaster Pollard originates mortgage loans for senior living, community healthcare, and affordable housing properties. The Company underwrites and places debt with institutional buyers through its broker-dealer subsidiary and has established an investment management platform to invest in senior living properties. Lancaster Pollard is based in Columbus, Ohio.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-10-23 Bullhorn

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Bullhorn is a provider of SaaS-based front office software for staffing and recruiting firms. Bullhorn’s offerings combine applicant tracking, customer relationship management, social media recruiting, online job posting, candidate sourcing, email and calendar integration, and business development tools. Bullhorn was founded in 1999 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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