Who We Are

We are innovative strategists – focused on “outside the box” thinking that leads to win-win outcomes. We are non-typical dealmakers – first assessing culture, fit and talent and how these key success drivers mesh with the organizations we serve. We are all that. And more. Simply put, The Business Acquisitions and Mergers (BAM) Team is an engine for growth, comprised of industry-leading professionals experienced in mergers and acquisitions, strategy, new business development and financial operations and assessment. With more than 100 combined years of experience in these key areas, the BAM Team possesses the analytical and acquisitive know-how to make sure transactions are not just completed efficiently and effectively, but also with the highest degree of integrity, respect and confidentiality.

Since 2008, the BAM Team has successfully completed more than 100 transactions, aligning Safeguard and other affiliated organizations with best-in-class enterprises.

What We Do

The BAM Team leads the acquisitive growth initiatives of the Safeguard brand and other organizations affiliated with Safeguard. Whether an acquisition to further expand the depth and breadth of our company-operated business unit, or an acquisition and subsequent divestiture to a new or existing Safeguard franchisee, our strategy remains focused – find the best-in-class companies and seek to complete a transaction that allows for the business, its employees and customers to thrive through an integration into Safeguard or one of Safeguard’s affiliated organizations.

"What you learn about the BAM Team and Safeguard is that they choose their companies carefully—there needs to be good management already in place. Then, they give you all the tools you need for your...
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The BAM Team

R. Scott Sutton, CFE
Kevin Derella, CFE, CMAA
Deno Scoular, CFE, CMAA
Dewayne Ivy, CFE, CMAA
Suzanna Savoie, CFE
Shafina Bhanji Hussain, CFE


Safeguard Named the Nation’s ‘Best and Brightest Companies to Work For’

December 21, 2017

Safeguard Makes Its Mark on Print + Promo Magazine’s Top 50 List

November 29, 2017

Safeguard Business Systems Wins Deal of the Year Award at 16th Annual M&A Advisor Award Gala

November 13, 2017

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