Strand Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Strand Equity has invested in 12 companies.

Strand Equity’s most common sectors for investment are food (34%) and beverages (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (62%) and venture (24%). In total, Strand Equity has invested in 6 US states and 4 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Strand Equity has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (75%). Strand Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Bai Brands for $1.7B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity21
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

Strand Equity

1888 Century Park East Suite 1440,
Los Angeles, California 90067
United States
(310) 507-7025
www.strandequity.com
info@strandequity.com

Strand Equity Partners is a growth equity firm investing in companies from the consumer industry. Prospective transaction types include management buyouts and growth financings. Strand Equity Partners was formed in 2012 and is based in Los Angeles, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Internet Software and Services, Restaurants, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 7 2 3 4 5 - 21
Sell (0.6/yr) # 1 1 - - 1 1 4
vol $1.7B $1.7B
  25

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Dos Toros 2020-01-23 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.dostoros.com
popchips, Inc. 2019-10-09 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.popchips.com
Modern Acupuncture 2019-10-03 - Growth Capital
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.modernacupuncture.com
Buddy Nutrition, Inc. 2019-07-09 - Venture
Santa Monica, California · www.buddynutrition.com
The Real Good Food Co. LLC 2019-03-13 - Growth Capital
Glendale, California · www.realgoodfoods.com
RightRice 2019-03-04 - Growth Capital
San Francisco, California · www.rightrice.com
Olipop, Inc. 2019-02-27 - Venture
Oakland, California · www.drinkolipop.com
Wander Beauty, Inc. 2018-08-15 - Venture
New York, New York · www.wanderbeauty.com
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream 2018-08-06 - Growth Capital
Brooklyn, New York · www.vanleeuwenicecream.com
Youth To The People LLC 2018-03-27 - Growth Capital
Los Angeles, California · www.youthtothepeople.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Duckhorn Wine Co., Inc. 2016-08-29 KB Wines LLC 2018-07-17 1
St. Helena, California · www.duckhorn.com Sebastopol, California · www.kostabrowne.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 6 (33%) - 7 (33%) -
Beverages 3 (17%) - 4 (19%) -
Consumer Products 4 (22%) - 4 (19%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (6%) - 2 (10%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Restaurants 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Retail 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 18 - 21 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 15 (83%) - 18 (86%) -
  California 8 (44%) - 9 (43%) -
  New York 5 (28%) - 5 (24%) -
  Michigan 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Arizona 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (5%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (5%) -
United Kingdom 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Germany 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Sweden 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 18 - 21 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 12 (67%) - 13 (62%) -
Venture 5 (28%) - 5 (24%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (6%) - 2 (10%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (5%) -
Total 18 - 21 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (75%) 1.7B (100%)
Stake Sale 1 (25%) -
Total 4 $1.7B

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.7B
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest Bai Brands LLC
$1.7B (2016-11-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
40%
2 40%
Strategic(s)
60%
3 60%

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