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FT Partners Advises Stone on its $145 million Series G Financing

FT Partners Advises Stone on its $145 million Series G Financing

Overview of Transaction

  • In September 2017, Stone raised $145 million in its Series G financing
  • New investors Gávea Investimentos and Advent International participated, along other existing investors
  • Stone is a leading provider of FinTech solutions that empower merchants and integrated partners to conduct electronic commerce seamlessly across in-store, online, and mobile channels in Brazil
  • Founded in only 2014, São Paulo-based Stone has quickly grown to serve over 230,000 active clients with a focus on SMBs
  • Gávea Investimentos is an independent Brazilian investment management firm with approximately $3 billion in AUM as of September 2018
  • Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest global private equity firms, with offices on four continents, focused on buyouts and growth equity investments

Significance of Transaction

  • The investment demonstrates Stone’s leading position in Brazil’s FinTech market and highlights strong investor appetite for leading FinTech companies globally

FT Partners' Role

  • FT Partners served as strategic and financial advisor to Stone on the financing
  • FT Partners also served as Stone’s advisor on its IPO and $100 million private placement from Ant Financing in October 2018
  • FT Partners leveraged its deep industry knowledge, extensive transaction expertise, and broad scope of relationships to achieve a highly favorable outcome for Stone