Star Avenue Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Star Avenue Capital’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (50%) and apparel/textiles (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Star Avenue Capital has invested in 4 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 4

Star Avenue Capital

745 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor,
New York, New York 10151
United States
(212) 551-4500
www.staravenuecapital.com

Star Avenue Capital is a growth equity firm focused on investments in branded consumer products and retail companies. The Firm looks to invest $15 to $25 million in companies with revenues greater than $20 million and at least $5 million of EBITDA. Specific areas on interest includes health/wellness, consumer durables, specialty retail, sporting goods, food/beverage, beauty/accessories, apparel/footwear, and pet related products. Star generally seeks minority positions. Star Avenue Capital is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Food, Healthcare Services, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 -
Target EBITDA 5 -
Investment Size 15 25
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  5

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
It'sugar LLC 2012-12-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deerfield Beach, Florida · www.itsugar.com
J Brand, Inc. 2012-11-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.jbrandjeans.com
Macadamia Beauty LLC 2012-09-12 - Growth Capital
Plano, Texas · www.macadamiahair.com
Maximum Human Performance LLC 2010-12-01 - Recapitalization
West Caldwell, New Jersey · www.mhpstrong.com
J Brand, Inc. 2010-02-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Los Angeles, California · www.jbrandjeans.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 2 (67%) - 2 (50%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (25%) -
Food 1 (33%) - 1 (25%) -
Total 3 - 4 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) - 4 (100%) -
  Texas 1 (33%) - 1 (25%) -
  New Jersey 1 (33%) - 1 (25%) -
  Florida 1 (33%) - 1 (25%) -
  California - - 1 (25%) -
Total 3 - 4 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (33%) - 2 (50%) -
Growth Capital 1 (33%) - 1 (25%) -
Recapitalization 1 (33%) - 1 (25%) -
Total 3 - 4 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Demeter Advisory Group LLC
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1
Proskauer Rose LLP
1
Sidley Austin LLP
1

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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