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Engagement — Platform Due Diligence

Code & Co. advises Silver Lake on the acquisition of Goldman-backed Groupe Meilleurtaux, a leading French financial services broker

With a focus on digital marketing, SEO, UX, and technology, Code & Co. has acted as a technology & product advisor to Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing.

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Paris, France, Groupe Meilleurtaux provides a broad and diversified range of financial services and products, including a mortgage loan comparison tool, debt consolidation solutions, and other financial simulators. The company’s clients can access its products via a network of 340 brokerage branches or through its websites, which have 90 million visits per year.

Silver Lake is a global technology investment firm, with over $40 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and operating professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, and Hong Kong. Silver Lake’s portfolio of investments collectively generates more than $230 billion of revenue annually and employs 370,000 people globally.

In 2017, Goldman Sachs acquired a majority stake in Groupe Meilleurtaux. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities, and investment management firm. Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (MBD) is the primary center for the firm’s long-term principal investing activity. MBD is one of the leading private capital investors in the world with investments across private equity, infrastructure, private debt, growth equity, and real estate.

As technology and product advisors to Silver Lake, Code & Co. conducted a technology & product due diligence, mostly from the outside in and with a focus on digital marketing, SEO, mobile, technology, and user experience (UX). The transaction underlines Code & Co.'s position as a market-leading technology and product advisor on global technology deals.