Mistral Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Mistral Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are food (23%) and beverages (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (34%) and secondary buyout (34%). In total, Mistral Equity Partners has invested in 5 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Mistral Equity Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (60%). Mistral Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Shearer s Foods for $500M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Mistral Equity Partners

650 Fifth Avenue 10th Floor,
New York, New York 10019
United States
(212) 616-9600
www.mistralequity.com
info@mistralequity.com

Mistral Equity Partners is a consumer/media focused private equity firm. The Firm specifically looks to invest in North American retail, consumer products/services, food, and advertising opportunities. Mistral's target equity investment size is $1 to $15 million for growth investments and $25 to $50 million for buyout opportunities. Prospective transaction situations include leveraged acquisitions, build-ups, recapitalizations, restructurings, and pre-IPO growth financings. Mistral Equity Partners was formed in 2007 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Food, Marketing, Media, Retail, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1 50
Enterprise Value 100 300
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
Sell (0.6/yr) # 2 1 - 2 - - 5
vol $500M $200M $700M
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Jamba, Inc. 2018-08-02 200M USD Add-on Acquisition
Emeryville, California · www.jambajuice.com
The Lovesac Co. 2018-06-26 - IPO
Stamford, Connecticut · www.lovesac.com
Abe's Market Co. 2016-05-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Buffalo Grove, Illinois · www.abesmarket.com
Country Pure Foods, Inc. 2015-03-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Akron, Ohio · www.countrypurefoods.com
Abe's Market Co. 2014-02-07 - Venture
Buffalo Grove, Illinois · www.abesmarket.com
Shearer's Foods, Inc. 2012-11-02 500M USD Secondary Buyout
Brewster, Ohio · www.shearers.com
Taste, Inc. 2012-08-09 - Growth Capital
San Francisco, California · www.vinovolo.com
XpresSpa Group, Inc. 2012-03-09 - Stake Purchase
New York, New York · www.xpresspagroup.com
Worldwise, Inc. 2011-04-29 - Secondary Buyout
Novato, California · www.worldwise.com
Country Pure Foods, Inc. 2010-08-13 - Secondary Buyout
Akron, Ohio · www.countrypurefoods.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Worldwise, Inc. 2011-04-29 PetEgo LLC 2018-01-16 2
Novato, California · www.worldwise.com Chicago, Illinois · www.petego.com
Worldwise, Inc. 2011-04-29 Sherpa's Pet Trading Co. 2016-10-11 1
Novato, California · www.worldwise.com New York, New York · www.sherpapet.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food - - 2 (22%) -
Beverages - - 1 (11%) -
Consumer Products 1 (50%) - 1 (11%) -
Distribution - - 1 (11%) -
Diversified 1 (50%) - 1 (11%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (11%) -
Furniture - - 1 (11%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (11%) -
Total 2 - 9 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 8 (89%) -
  California 1 (50%) - 3 (33%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (22%) -
  New York 1 (50%) - 1 (11%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (11%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (11%) -
Canada - - 1 (11%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (11%) -
Domestic 2 (100%) - 8 (89%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (11%) -
Total 2 - 9 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital - - 3 (33%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (50%) - 3 (33%) -
PIPE - - 1 (11%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (50%) - 1 (11%) -
Venture - - 1 (11%) -
Total 2 - 9 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (40%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (20%) 500M (71%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (20%) 200M (29%)
IPO 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $700M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $700M
TOTAL $700M
Largest Shearer's Foods, Inc.
$500M (2012-11-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
4 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
3 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
3 50%

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