Prelude Growth Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Prelude Growth Partners has invested in 5 companies.

Prelude Growth Partners’ most common sectors for investment areconsumer products (55%) and food (37%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (82%) and venture (19%). In total, Prelude Growth Partners has invested in 6 US states.

In the last 3 years, Prelude Growth Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Prelude Growth Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2023 when it sold The Center Brands for $355M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 3

Prelude Growth Partners

Prelude Growth Partners

515 Madison Avenue,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(917) 409-0120
www.preludegrowth.com
info@preludegrowth.com

Prelude Growth Partners is a growth capital investor focused on the consumer sector. The Firm looks to provide entrepreneurs, founders, and management teams with capital and operating support to help build strong consumer brands. Specific areas of interest include personal care, beauty, food & beverage, baby, pet, health/wellness, and other consumer product, service and technology companies. Prelude Growth Partners was established in 2017 and is headquartered in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Food, Healthcare Services

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 4 2 3 1 1 - 11
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - 1 - 1 - 2
vol $355M $355M
  13

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Center Brands LLC 2023-08-29 355M USD Trade Sale
West Hollywood, California · www.naturium.com
Skin Pharm LLC 2023-05-16 - Growth Capital
Nashville, Tennessee · www.skinpharm.com
Blueland 2022-02-16 - Venture
New York, New York · www.blueland.com
The Center Brands LLC 2021-12-08 - Growth Capital
West Hollywood, California · www.naturium.com
Sol de Janeiro USA, Inc. 2021-11-15 - Trade Sale
New York, New York · www.soldejaneiro.com
Bachan's, Inc. 2021-09-29 - Growth Capital
Sebastopol, California · www.bachans.com
Fly By Jing 2021-07-29 - Growth Capital
Los Angeles, California · www.flybyjing.com
DMP Color LLC 2020-12-22 - Growth Capital
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.dphue.com
So Good So You 2020-11-11 - Venture
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.sogoodsoyou.com
Summer Fridays 2019-08-21 - Growth Capital
Los Angeles, California · www.summerfridays.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 5 (50%) - 6 (55%) -
Food 4 (40%) - 4 (36%) -
Beverages 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 10 - 11 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (100%) - 11 (100%) -
  California 3 (30%) - 4 (36%) -
  New York 2 (20%) - 2 (18%) -
  Minnesota 2 (20%) - 2 (18%) -
  Tennessee 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
  New Jersey 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
  Michigan 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 10 - 11 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 8 (80%) - 9 (82%) -
Venture 2 (20%) - 2 (18%) -
Total 10 - 11 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (100%) 355M (100%)
Total 2 $355M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Raymond James - Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Finn Dixon & Herling LLP
1
Cooley LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $355M
TOTAL $355M
Largest The Center Brands LLC
$355M (2023-08-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

FAQ

When was Prelude Growth Partners founded?

Prelude Growth Partners was founded in 2017.

What type of investor is Prelude Growth Partners?

Prelude Growth Partners is a growth capital firm.

Where is Prelude Growth Partners headquartered?

Prelude Growth Partners is headquartered in New York, New York.

How much capital does Prelude Growth Partners have under management?

Prelude Growth Partners has 250M USD under management.

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