Babson Capital Management served as joint lead arranger and bookrunner on a senior secured credit facility to support ABRY Partners’ investment in SambaSafety.

“Babson has been a reliable partner to ABRY Partners on multiple transactions, and their involvement was invaluable in completing our investment in SambaSafety,” said Nathan Ott, principal for ABRY Partners.

Albuquerque-based SambaSafety is an information services company that provides driver risk management solutions. SambaSafety primarily serves employers with a driving workforce looking to reduce reputational risks and legal costs associated with high-risk drivers, as well as insurance companies looking to more competitively underwrite policies.

“Babson deeply values our relationship with ABRY Partners and we appreciate the opportunity to partner with them on the acquisition of SambaSafety,” said Brian C. Baldwin, managing director in Babson’s North American Private Finance Group. “SambaSafety offers a compelling value proposition at a time when driving-related risks to employers are growing, and we are confident that SambaSafety’s experienced management team can leverage potential growth opportunities with the support of ABRY Partners’ expertise and resources.”

Boston-based ABRY Partners is a private equity investment firm focused on media, communications, insurance, business and information services.