There were 405 acquisitions of New York companies in 2019, down from the 409 in 2018. Today, I shine a spotlight on 22 of these notable transactions involving NYC startups that were acquired during 2019. I have included the acquiree, the acquirer, transaction amount (when available), time from founding to exit (the average for this group was 6.14 years), as well as investors and total funding raised by the target.
Edgewell Personal Care
Direct-to-consumer shaving startup Harry’s has agreed to be acquired by Edgewell Personal Care, the parent company to Schick and other personal care brands that include Edge, Wilkinson Sword, Banana Boat, Playtex, Stayfree, and Hawaiian Tropic. The transaction is a combination of cash and stock with over $1.08B or 79% coming in cash. “When we launched […]