RADNOR, PA — Milestone Partners announced the recent sale of Heights Finance to CURO Group Holdings Corp. (NYSE: CURO), on December 27, 2021, for total equity consideration of $360 million.
Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Heights provides installment loans and related insurance products primarily to underbanked consumers with limited access to credit from banks and other financial institutions. Founded in 1953, the Company has over 1,300 employees and 400 branches in eleven states spanning the southern and midwestern United States.
Milestone originally invested in Heights, f/k/a Southern Management Corporation (“SMC”), in June 2012. The Company was re-branded in Q2 2021 following SMC’s acquisition of Heights in December 2019. During Milestone’s holding period, the Company executed on numerous growth initiatives, including the transformative add-on acquisition and subsequent re-branding to Heights, substantial upgrades to branch technology and a proprietary data warehouse build-out, which further enhanced its underwriting capabilities. During Milestone’s holding, Heights diversified its product set, doubled its footprint and tripled earnings.
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