ALDEN ADVISORS ANNOUNCES THE RECAPITALIZATION OF GDS LINK

A Leading SaaS-based, FinTech Risk Management Company

(August 2018) Alden Advisors, the creator of IP VAMP™, the Intellectual Property Value Maximization Process, is pleased to announce the recapitalization of its client, GDS Link, a risk management software company. GDS Link helps their clients efficiently manage their credit risk strategies while improving their lending and account management efforts. Leveraging its differentiated platform, GDS Link serves traditional and alternative financial institutions by offering a suite of products that rapidly facilitate credit decisions. GDS Link’s customers use their products for retail finance, credit card, auto, and leasing decisions for both consumers and small businesses.

Alden Advisors provided financial advisory services and lead due diligence efforts for the transaction.   The Alden Advisor team also assisted GDS Link in their goals of seeking growth capital to capture a growing demand for its products. Additionally, this transaction helped longer-term, early investors achieve liquidity.

“Leveraging knowledge of our business and solutions, Alden Advisors provided strategic advice to management and shareholders. Their hands-on and operationally-aware assistance throughout the diligence process facilitated an efficient closing of our global, multi-subsidiary organization.”  Paul Greenwood, CEO of GDS Link commented.

Alden Advisors and GDS Link partnered through all stages of IP VAMP™ Transactions, leading to the Company’s recapitalization in August 2018 by Serent Capital. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About GDS Link

GDS Link, LLC’S core platform, DataView360®, provides its clients in multiple financial verticals with the power and flexibility to rapidly implement their credit risk strategies in the support of their lending and account management practices. GDS Link’s data bureau gateway provides easy access to a multitude of third-party data sources in support of risk assessment, fraud prevention and mitigation, income and employment verification processes. GDS Link’s workflow component fulfills a client’s requirements for processing applications that require manual intervention. Founded in 2006, GDS Link is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with seven international offices including the United Kingdom and Spain.

About Alden Advisors

Alden Advisors is an investment banking firm focused on maximizing the value of technology and niche intellectual property (IP) businesses in the middle market. Alden Advisors is the creator of IP VAMP™, the Intellectual Property Value Maximization Process.  The firm’s operational deal makers leverage its multi-stage consulting practice, IP VAMP™ Advisory, and its Core IP Experience™-focused capital raising and M&A practice, IP VAMP™ Transactions, to create experience monopolies and extract maximum business value.  For more information about Alden Advisors or its unique processes, please visit us at www.AldenAdvisors.com.