Stripes Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Stripes Group has invested in 10 companies.

Stripes Group’s most common sectors for investment areinternet software and services (38%) and e-commerce (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (55%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Stripes Group has invested in 9 US states and 4 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Stripes Group has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (53%). Stripes Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Refinery29 for $400M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity57
    • M&A Buy Activity40
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 26
  • M&A Advisors 2

Stripes Group

402 West 13th Street,
New York, New York 10014
United States
(212) 823-0720
www.stripesgroup.com
info@stripesgroup.com

Stripes Group is a private investment firm focused primarily on making minority investments in rapidly growing, private companies. Stripes looks to commit $10 to $150 million of equity capital per transaction to support acquisitions, growth equity needs, and provide shareholder liquidity. Target companies generally have high margins and operate in large markets. Sectors of interest include branded consumer products, financial services, medical devices, and technology. Stripes is formed in 2003 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, E-Commerce, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Marketing, Medical Products, Retail, Software

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 150
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 29 1 2 1 4 3 40
Sell (1.4/yr) # 10 3 3 - - 1 17
vol $520M $400M $920M
  57

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pond5, Inc. 2022-05-11 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.pond5.com
Talos, Inc. 2022-05-10 - Venture
New York, New York · www.talos.com
A24 Films LLC 2022-03-09 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.a24films.com
Mobilesson Ltd. 2022-03-02 - Venture
New York, New York · www.connecteam.com
Paradox, Inc. 2021-12-27 - Venture
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.paradox.ai
Spectro Cloud 2021-07-27 - Venture
Santa Clara, California · www.spectrocloud.com
317 Labs, Inc. 2021-02-24 - Venture
Los Angeles, California · www.emotive.io
Island Technology, Inc. 2021-01-01 - Venture
Dallas, Texas · www.island.io
Verbit Software Ltd. 2020-01-15 - Venture
Tel Aviv, Israel · www.verbit.ai
Dataiku, Inc. 2019-12-04 - Venture
New York, New York · www.dataiku.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 9 (43%) - 15 (38%) -
E-Commerce 1 (5%) - 4 (10%) -
Information Technology - - 3 (8%) -
Marketing - - 3 (8%) -
Software 3 (14%) - 3 (8%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Food 2 (10%) - 2 (5%) -
Beverages 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (3%) -
Education 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Media 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) -
Total 21 - 40 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 17 (81%) - 36 (90%) -
  New York 4 (19%) - 14 (35%) -
  California 7 (33%) - 10 (25%) -
  Colorado 1 (5%) - 4 (10%) -
  Texas 2 (10%) - 3 (8%) -
  New Jersey 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Arizona 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Vermont - - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
United Kingdom 2 (10%) - 2 (5%) -
Germany 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Israel 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 17 (81%) - 36 (90%) -
Cross-border 4 (19%) - 4 (10%) -
Total 21 - 40 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 13 (62%) - 22 (55%) -
Growth Capital 5 (24%) - 10 (25%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (5%) - 4 (10%) -
Divestiture 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (3%) -
Total 21 - 40 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (35%) 520M (56%)
Trade Sale 3 (18%) 400M (44%)
IPO 2 (12%) -
Merger 2 (12%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (12%) -
Shut Down 1 (6%) -
Stake Sale 1 (6%) -
Total 17 $920M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
1
Dechert LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $838M
< $100M 1 $82M
TOTAL $920M
Largest Refinery29, Inc.
$400M (2019-10-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
18%
3 (18%)
Strategic(s)
65%
11 (65%)

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