Enhanced Financial Flexibility will Fuel Strategic Growth for Global Marketing Services Leader
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — SGS & Co ("SGS"), a leading global provider of technology-enabled brand design, digital marketing, and packaging artwork services to many of the world’s biggest brands, and HPS Investment Partners, LLC ("HPS"), an investment firm with $97 billion in assets under management, today announced that they have completed a transaction that sets the stage for SGS’ next phase of growth and investment by way of a significantly improved capital structure through substantial debt reduction.
Piyush Chaudhari, Chief Executive Officer of SGS & Co, said, "We are extremely excited about the HPS acquisition and partnering with them on our go-forward growth strategy. SGS has steadily improved our capabilities and efficiencies as we have transformed into a truly global, tech-enabled organization. With HPS as our partner, we will accelerate our investment in technology, automation, and service expansion designed to deliver maximum speed-to-market, creativity, and quality for today’s evolving consumer marketplace."
With this transaction, HPS will hold the majority of the company’s equity.
Evercore is serving as financial advisor to SGS and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is serving as its legal advisor.
About SGS & Co
SGS & Co is a global brand agency comprising nearly 4,800 associates across 30+ countries that deliver speed and quality brand work through technology and teams for our world-class clients. We are comprised of two teams, Marks (Creative) and SGS (Production) to deliver end-to-end in design, graphic services, production, technology, and process optimization. We foster a client first culture to exceed client expectations and help them win. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and a more sustainable future.