$10.0M capital deployed

17% primary ownership

Aug '07 initial capital deployed

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Why Bridgevine?

Headquartered in Vero Beach, FL, Bridgevine provides customer acquisition and retention solutions for enterprise customers. Bridgevine’s platform is used by leading companies in communications, entertainment, home security, and energy resulting in millions of consumer interactions annually.

Barclays PLC estimates that the online lead generation/e-mail marketing market is expected to grow from $1.8 billion in 2012 to $2.0 billion in 2016. In addition, the market for online search-related marketing is estimated to grow from $17.7 billion in 2012 to $29.9 billion in 2016.

Integration activities continue at Bridgevine in the wake of its second quarter 2014 merger with Acceller. The combined company offers the largest and most advanced customer acquisition and retention platform in the marketplace. The transaction is expected to improve operating margins and drive annual revenue to more than $80 million in 2015.

Safeguard’s business model was validated with our acquisition of Acceller. The ability to tap into experts on the Safeguard team was invaluable in our M&A process. Safeguard’s motto of providing capital and operational support rings true, along with moral support, strategic insight, wise counsel and detailed management. I’ve heard a lot about—and now have personal experience with—Safeguard’s powerful and highly impactful platform.

– Sean Barry, CEO, Bridgevine