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SAI360 and Baring Private Equity Asia to Accelerate Investment in Cloud-First GRC Platform

Baring Private Equity Asia and SAI Global rebrand the SAI360 Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) platform business as a standalone, pure-play offering following the strategic sale of SAI Global Assurance to Intertek.

SAI Global Group announced today the completion of the sale of SAI Global Assurance, its Standards and Assurance Services division, to Intertek Group (“Intertek”), a Total Quality Assurance provider. SAI Global Assurance previously formed part of the wider SAI Global Group owned by funds affiliated with the private equity firm Baring Private Equity Asia (“BPEA”).

The successful completion of the transaction allows SAI Global Group to simplify its strategy as a world-leading, pure-play risk, learning, safety, and sustainability software and technology solutions provider. Proceeds from the transaction will eliminate all outstanding debt to further strengthen the Company’s balance sheet and accelerate planned investments in its SaaS cloud software solution suite, SAI360, emphasizing R&D and global sales and marketing capabilities.

SAI360Following the sale, the SAI360 Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) platform business will rebrand as SAI360, unifying its name, logo, market presence, and identity around its cloud-first SAI360 platform.

Earlier this month, SAI360 was recognized as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Vendor Risk Management Tools for the third year in a row.

“I am excited for this next chapter of the SAI360 journey. The elimination of debt creates broad strategic flexibility and allows us to accelerate our R&D investments as a leading pure-play cloud software and content business across the risk, ethics, compliance, safety, and sustainability space.”

SAI360 Chief Executive Officer Peter Granat

“After the strategic sale of SAI Global Assurance, we now have a world-class GRC platform in SAI360 which commands a strong reputation in the market. BPEA is looking forward to supporting Peter and the SAI360 team in not only further expanding SAI360’s industry-leading technology and go-to-market capabilities, but also to pursue new strategic growth opportunities,” commented BPEA Managing Director Nicholas Macksey.


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About SAI360
SAI360 (formerly SAI Global) is a leading provider of Risk, Learning, EHS, and Sustainability software. Our cloud-first SAI360 platform contains flexible, scalable, and configurable modules for a better vantage point on risk management. Our unified approach to risk management is what sets us apart, helping organizations across the globe manage risk, create trust, and achieve business resilience for over 25 years.

SAI360 is headquartered in Chicago, U.S., and operates across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific. Discover more at sai360.com or follow us on LinkedIn. To see our platform in action, request a demo.

About BPEA
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of Asia’s largest private alternative investment firms, with assets under management of USD27 billion. BPEA manages a private equity investment program, sponsoring buyouts and providing growth capital to companies for expansion or acquisitions with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific region, as well as dedicated funds focused on private real estate and private credit. The firm has a 24-year history and over 210 employees located across nine offices in Beijing, Delhi, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney, and Tokyo.

BPEA is a responsible investor that seeks to create value for all stakeholders through a sustainable approach to investing. The firm is a signatory to the UNPRI (United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment) and is committed to action within its own business and the companies in which it invests to drive sustainability across a range of issues, from climate change to social concerns to effective governance.

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