Tailwind Capital has sold ArrowStream to Buyers Edge Platform, a portfolio company of Bregal Sagemount


ArrowStream, based in Chicago, Illinois, provides supply chain management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to the foodservice industry. It addresses mission-critical challenges in brand protection, supply monitoring, profitability optimization and sales growth enablement across the foodservice supply chain, leveraging a single, industry-wide data platform to provide unprecedented levels of transparency, control and actionable insights. ArrowStream connects more than 1,200 distributor locations, 10,000 suppliers and 275 leading brands across 105,000 restaurant locations on a single platform for collaboration.

The Deal

ArrowStream is poised for its next phase of strong, accelerating growth, having invested heavily in people, products and technology. These growth initiatives have enhanced its cloud-based platform by providing real-time visibility and intelligence into the supply chain. Buyers Edge Platform will integrate ArrowStream’s foodservice cloud platform into its end-to-end data intelligence platform and bring enhanced data transparency, analytics, insights, savings and operational efficiencies into their combined network.

Our Perspective

Scott Twibell, co-head of Lincoln’s Technology, Media & Telecom Group, commented, “We are thrilled to have achieved a successful outcome for ArrowStream and Tailwind Capital. ArrowStream’s best-in-class supply chain intelligence platform combined with Buyers Edge Platform’s existing suite of foodservice data intelligence solutions will deliver an unmatched value proposition to customers and partners.”

Tailwind Capital

Tailwind Capital is a middle market private equity firm focused on growth-oriented investments in targeted sectors within industrials, technology, business services and healthcare. Tailwind partners with experienced management teams and entrepreneurs to transform businesses through organic growth initiatives, acquisitions and operational and strategic investments.

Buyers Edge Platform

Buyers Edge Platform is a leading software, analytics and digital procurement company providing data-driven insights and technology to the foodservice industry. Buyers Edge Platform connects entities throughout foodservice and empowers them to run their businesses more efficiently by leveraging data and analytics. Buyers Edge Platform’s mission is to leverage data intelligence, analytics and software platforms to drive lower food costs and better economic outcomes for foodservice industry customers.

Bregal Sagemount

Bregal Sagemount is a growth-focused private capital firm with $4 billion of committed capital. The firm provides flexible capital and strategic assistance to market-leading companies in high-growth sectors across a wide variety of transaction situations. Bregal Sagemount invests $40 million to $200 million per transaction into targeted sectors including software, digital infrastructure, healthcare information technology / services, business and consumer services and financial technology / specialty finance.

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The Lincoln team's dedication and sector expertise helped us achieve an excellent outcome for the business. Buyers Edge Platform is an ideal partner to take ArrowStream to another level, and we are happy to see the management team partner with them for future successes.
Will Fleder
Partner at Tailwind Capital

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