SGB Finance North America, Inc.- subsidiary of SGB Finance S.A France - is a joint venture between CGL and the Beneteau Group. CGL France is a financial establishment founded in 1951 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the French Bank, Societe Generale. This relationship is significant because Société Générale is one of the largest banks in the world with 152,000 employees in 82 countries.
Their partnership with the Beneteau Group allows SGB Finance to offer marine financing solutions through approximately 250 distributors in Europe. They are one of the leaders of pleasure yacht financing in Europe (both sail and power yachts). In 2009 SGB financed over 1,700 pleasure yachts.