Stripes Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Stripes has invested in 7 companies.

Stripes’ most common sectors for investment areinternet software and services (38%) and apparel/textiles (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (55%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Stripes has invested in 9 US states and 4 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Stripes has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Stripes’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Refinery29 for $400M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity58
    • M&A Buy Activity40
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 28
  • M&A Advisors 2

Stripes

Stripes LLC

40 10th Avenue, 5th Floor,
New York, New York 10014
United States
(212) 823-0720
www.stripes.co
info@stripesgroup.com

Stripes is a private investment firm focused primarily on making minority investments in rapidly growing, private companies. Stripes look 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 2008 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 32 1 4 3 - - 40
Sell (0.4/yr) # 16 - 1 1 - - 18
vol $920M $920M
  58

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pond5, Inc. 2022-05-11 - Trade Sale
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
Udemy, Inc. 2021-10-29 - IPO
San Francisco, California · www.udemy.com
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
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 7 (41%) - 15 (38%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (6%) - 3 (8%) -
E-Commerce - - 3 (8%) -
Information Technology - - 3 (8%) -
Marketing - - 3 (8%) -
Software 3 (18%) - 3 (8%) -
Food 2 (12%) - 2 (5%) -
Beverages 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (3%) -
Education - - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Media 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 - 40 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 15 (88%) - 36 (90%) -
  New York 4 (24%) - 14 (35%) -
  California 6 (35%) - 10 (25%) -
  Colorado 1 (6%) - 4 (10%) -
  Texas 2 (12%) - 3 (8%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Arizona 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Vermont - - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (3%) -
United Kingdom 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Israel 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Germany - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 15 (88%) - 36 (90%) -
Cross-border 2 (12%) - 4 (10%) -
Total 17 - 40 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 10 (59%) - 22 (55%) -
Growth Capital 4 (24%) - 10 (25%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (6%) - 4 (10%) -
Divestiture 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 - 40 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (33%) 520M (56%)
Trade Sale 3 (17%) 400M (44%)
IPO 3 (17%) -
Merger 2 (11%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (11%) -
Shut Down 1 (6%) -
Stake Sale 1 (6%) -
Total 18 $920M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Morgan Lewis
1
Dechert
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)
17%
3 (17%)
Strategic(s)
61%
11 (61%)

FAQ

When was Stripes founded?

Stripes was founded in 2008.

What type of investor is Stripes?

Stripes is a growth capital firm.

Where is Stripes headquartered?

Stripes is headquartered in New York, New York.

How much capital does Stripes have under management?

Stripes has 7.3B USD under management.

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