Investing Activity

Financial Services

We pursue change-intensive opportunities in the financial services sector, including businesses that are undercapitalized or structurally unsustainable, scalable platforms in fragmented industries poised for strong cash flow generation and growth, or misunderstood and/or undervalued balance sheets. We actively seek opportunities to partner with established businesses in order to unlock value, and also have experience working with entrepreneurs cultivating new platforms in evolving marketplaces. Since 2001, we have successfully completed ten platform acquisitions and numerous add-ons. Our activity focuses on a variety of specialty finance, insurance and banking services.

“Choosing the right capital partner for our consolidation strategy was one of the most critical decisions in founding Williston Financial Group. Golden Gate Capital’s deep domain knowledge, commitment to creating an extremely high quality platform, and steadfast support for the management team were all instrumental to building what is now a successful, scale enterprise.”

-Pat Stone, Founder and CEO of Williston Financial Group

Angel Island Capital Management, LLC

Angel Island Capital Management, LLC (AIC) is a multi-strategy credit investment platform that has approximately $2.5 billion of assets under management. AIC seeks to invest across the capital structure in a variety of credit strategies, including bank loans, high yield bonds, mezzanine debt, distressed debt, and structured equity.  Angel Island Capital is headquartered in San Francisco.

http://www.aicap.com/

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Angel Island Capital Management, LLC

Community Choice Financial

Community Choice Financial

Community Choice Financial (“CCFI”) focuses on serving the growing market of unbanked and underbanked consumers, many of whom seek alternatives to traditional banking relationships in order to gain convenient and immediate access to cash. Products include check cashing, short-term consumer loans (“payroll advance”), wire transfers and bill payment services. CCFI is headquarterd in Dublin, OH and currently operates 433 stores across 14 states.

www.ccfi.com

 

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Community Choice Financial

Community Choice Financial

Financial American Holding Corp

Financial American Holding Corp

Financial American Insurance Group is a collection of three insurance businesses that primarily provide credit property, credit life, and credit disability insurance.  In existence for over 50 years, the company is headquartered in Miami, Florida and does business nationwide.

www.famli.com

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Financial American Holding Corp

Financial American Holding Corp

Grandpoint

Grandpoint

Grandpoint Bank was launched in 2010 by a team of recognized Southern California banking executives who drew on their many years of experience to create a bank built around client needs. Grandpoint focuses on the financial requirements of businesses and their owners, entrepreneurs, professionals, high-net-worth individuals, and financial institutions. Grandpoint Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Grandpoint Capital, Inc., is headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, Calif.

www.grandpointbank.com

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Grandpoint

Grandpoint

Interstate

Interstate

Interstate National Dealer Services (“Interstate”) is a leading full service provider of extended warranties and service contracts for new and used motor vehicles. Interstate’s products include service contracts for cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, watercraft, motorcycles and power sport vehicles. Headquartered in Uniondale, New York, Interstate has provided innovative products coupled with superior levels of customer service for over 25 years. Interstate designs, markets and administers its products in 48 states and has issued more than 1 million service contracts since its inception.

www.inds.com or www.warrantydirect.com

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Interstate

Interstate

Makena

Makena

Makena Capital Management (“Makena”) is an investment management firm founded in 2005 by principals from leading North American endowments and foundations. Makena offers a range of pooled investment vehicles and tailored endowment investment services based on the strategy and execution principles of the top academic endowments in North America. Makena’s clients include endowments and foundations, family offices and global investment institutions.

www.makenacap.com

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Makena

Makena

Nassau Reinsurance Group

Founded in 2015, Nassau Reinsurance Group (“Nassau Re”) is an insurance and reinsurance platform company focused on acquiring and operating onshore and offshore businesses with long tail liabilities in the life, annuity, and long-term care insurance sectors.  The Golden Gate Capital Opportunity Fund, a perpetual fund structure, provided an equity seed capital commitment of $750 million, which coupled with Nassau Re’s strong and experienced leadership team, uniquely positions Nassau Re to build, acquire, and grow businesses with a long-term view and orientation.

 

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Nassau Reinsurance Group

Williston Financial Group

Williston Financial Group

Williston Financial Group is a new entrant in the homeowner title insurance and related lender services market, formed in late 2009 to capitalize on the dislocation in the title insurance market that was driven by a sharp decline in premiums and increasing underwriter consolidation. The Company is dedicated to taking time and cost out of real estate transactions.

www.wfgnationaltitle.com

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Williston Financial Group

Williston Financial Group

Angel Island Capital Management, LLC

Angel Island Capital Management, LLC (AIC) is a multi-strategy credit investment platform that has approximately $2.5 billion of assets under management. AIC seeks to invest across the capital structure in a variety of credit strategies, including bank loans, high yield bonds, mezzanine debt, distressed debt, and structured equity.  Angel Island Capital is headquartered in San Francisco.

http://www.aicap.com/

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Angel Island Capital Management, LLC
Community Choice Financial

Community Choice Financial

Community Choice Financial (“CCFI”) focuses on serving the growing market of unbanked and underbanked consumers, many of whom seek alternatives to traditional banking relationships in order to gain convenient and immediate access to cash. Products include check cashing, short-term consumer loans (“payroll advance”), wire transfers and bill payment services. CCFI is headquarterd in Dublin, OH and currently operates 433 stores across 14 states.

www.ccfi.com

 

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Community Choice Financial

Financial American Holding Corp

Financial American Holding Corp

Financial American Insurance Group is a collection of three insurance businesses that primarily provide credit property, credit life, and credit disability insurance.  In existence for over 50 years, the company is headquartered in Miami, Florida and does business nationwide.

www.famli.com

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Financial American Holding Corp
Grandpoint

Grandpoint

Grandpoint Bank was launched in 2010 by a team of recognized Southern California banking executives who drew on their many years of experience to create a bank built around client needs. Grandpoint focuses on the financial requirements of businesses and their owners, entrepreneurs, professionals, high-net-worth individuals, and financial institutions. Grandpoint Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Grandpoint Capital, Inc., is headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, Calif.

www.grandpointbank.com

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Grandpoint
Interstate

Interstate

Interstate National Dealer Services (“Interstate”) is a leading full service provider of extended warranties and service contracts for new and used motor vehicles. Interstate’s products include service contracts for cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, watercraft, motorcycles and power sport vehicles. Headquartered in Uniondale, New York, Interstate has provided innovative products coupled with superior levels of customer service for over 25 years. Interstate designs, markets and administers its products in 48 states and has issued more than 1 million service contracts since its inception.

www.inds.com or www.warrantydirect.com

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Interstate
Makena

Makena

Makena Capital Management (“Makena”) is an investment management firm founded in 2005 by principals from leading North American endowments and foundations. Makena offers a range of pooled investment vehicles and tailored endowment investment services based on the strategy and execution principles of the top academic endowments in North America. Makena’s clients include endowments and foundations, family offices and global investment institutions.

www.makenacap.com

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Makena

Nassau Reinsurance Group

Founded in 2015, Nassau Reinsurance Group (“Nassau Re”) is an insurance and reinsurance platform company focused on acquiring and operating onshore and offshore businesses with long tail liabilities in the life, annuity, and long-term care insurance sectors.  The Golden Gate Capital Opportunity Fund, a perpetual fund structure, provided an equity seed capital commitment of $750 million, which coupled with Nassau Re’s strong and experienced leadership team, uniquely positions Nassau Re to build, acquire, and grow businesses with a long-term view and orientation.

 

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Nassau Reinsurance Group
Williston Financial Group

Williston Financial Group

Williston Financial Group is a new entrant in the homeowner title insurance and related lender services market, formed in late 2009 to capitalize on the dislocation in the title insurance market that was driven by a sharp decline in premiums and increasing underwriter consolidation. The Company is dedicated to taking time and cost out of real estate transactions.

www.wfgnationaltitle.com

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Williston Financial Group
* Realized Investments