SOL Republic is a global consumer electronics company dedicated to enhancing people’s lives with high-quality headphones and accessories. The company’s founders are music enthusiasts passionate about making great sound available for everyone. SOL Republic designs and markets its premium branded earphones, headphones and mobile audio devices through retailers and distributors in the U.S. and Europe and through its website.
In March 2014, Riverwood led an investment into SOL Republic to accelerate growth, invest in new product development and expand internationally.
Lighting Science Group Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets LED lighting solutions that are environmentally friendlier and more energy efficient than traditional lighting products. Lighting Science Group offers retrofit LED lamps in form factors that match those of traditional lamps or bulbs and LED luminaires designed for a range of applications including public and private infrastructure for both indoor and outdoor use. Lighting Science Group’s Advanced Projects Group business unit designs, develops and manufactures custom LED lighting solutions for architectural and artistic projects. Lighting Science Group employs approximately 1,000 workers building lighting products from domestic and imported parts. More information about Lighting Science Group is available at www.lsgc.com.
In May 2012, Riverwood Capital led a new round of funding for Lighting Science Group that totaled approximately $140 million in equity funding and commitments, of which approximately $88 million was new equity funding and commitments, and approximately $52 million represented the conversion of certain bridge financings occurring since the fourth quarter of 2011. The proceeds from the new equity funding and commitments will be used to finance the Company’s growth, expand its manufacturing capabilities, and enhance its leadership position in developing innovative energy-efficient LED lighting products for consumer and commercial applications in both the public and private sectors.
SintecMedia designs and implements innovative management systems for the broadcast, cable and satellite industries. Since its establishment in 2000, SintecMedia’s advanced software tools have met the growing gap between established sales, traffic and scheduling management systems and the new requirements created by a rapidly changing business environment.
Industry consolidation, new forms of advertising and exciting developments in technology such as digital television, VOD and PVRs – all require new business infrastructure tools that can schedule, manage and maximize revenues. To address these needs, SintecMedia employs an experienced team of media analysts and developers who apply cutting-edge technologies based on modern development tools. Sintec’s team has created OnAir®, a unique management system that enables media companies to adopt new technologies and business models. OnAir provides the tools for these companies to apply new media revenue models and reposition themselves to address emerging forms of media distributions.
OnAir is the system of choice for the world’s leading media companies, including ABC and NBC Universal (USA), CBC (Canada), BBC (UK), Mediaset (Italy), STAR (India) and ABC Australia, among others.
In late 2010, Riverwood partnered with Sintec management to lead the buyout of the company from existing venture capital investors. Riverwood and management were uniquely aligned in the view of significant growth potential and new market opportunities for the company.
Globant is the Latin American leader in the creation of innovative software products that appeal to global audiences. Globant combines a rational blend of Open-Source with proprietary software, which brings flexibility, mitigates risk and ultimately reduces costs. In 9 years since Globant was formed, the now has more than 2,500 professionals working for companies such as Linkedin, JWT, Zynga, Google and Coca Cola, among several others developing software and innovating new solutions to their challenges.
Globant has achieved numerious awards and recognitions including being selected as Endeavor Entrepreneur (2005), being named among the top 10 product engineering vendors (2011) by Global Services, being included in the 2010 Cool Vendor in Business Process Services Report by Gartner and was featured as a case study at Harvard, MIT, Stanford and others.
In early 2011, Riverwood led a $15 million investment in Globant targeted at helping the company continue its strong organic growth and supporting its strategic acquisition plan throughout Latin America and the U.S. The transaction represented the third investment from Riverwood Capital in the company that was aimed at driving the Globant’s strategic expansion and accelerating growth in delivery capabilities, reinforcing and strengthening its value proposition to customers.
GoPro makes the world’s most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture and share their lives’ most exciting moments in professional quality HD video and photos. GoPro’s HD HERO line of wearable and gear mountable cameras are used collectively by more consumers, professional athletes, and video production professionals than any other camera in the world. GoPro’s products are sold in over 140 countries via specialty sports retailers, Sport Chalet, Best Buy and at GoPro.com.
In early 2011, Riverwood led a consortium of investors that made a substantial strategic investment in GoPro. The Company used the proceeds of the funding to aggressively expand its international market dominance in wearable and gear mountable cameras and accessories.
Spredfast, Inc. is a leading provider of social relationship management software to enterprise customers via a multi-tenant, software-as-a-service delivery model. Spredfast helps customers enhance and automate social media activities, including content publishing, market / brand intelligence, and customer conversations on properties like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. The company is headquartered in Austin, TX.
In May 2016, Riverwood led a $50 million investment into Spredfast to help the company capitalize on its expanding market opportunity.