Arcapita completed the sale of Stratus, a global leader in brand implementation, serving some of the largest, most recognized brands in the United States, to Vestar Capital Partners, a leading U.S. middle-market private equity firm.

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Since acquiring Stratus, Arcapita and Stratus’ management team have been focused on three strategic initiatives to position the company for continued growth:

(i) Marketing and cross-selling opportunities;
(ii) Growing the Energy Solutions segment; and
(iii) Expanding through add-on acquisitions.

Under Arcapita’s ownership, Stratus transitioned from a nationwide signage company to a tech-enabled, asset light diversified facility services and brand management company with over $300 million in revenue in 2021. Since being acquired by Arcapita in late 2017, Stratus achieved organic growth through its
blue-chip customer base, which includes companies such as Starbucks and McDonalds. It also completed several add-on acquisitions which expanded the Stratus’s customer base and product offering. Despite the unprecedented economic downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Stratus tripled its revenues and EBITDA over the holding period.


Acquired 2017
Status Exited 2021
Sector Logistics
Country USA


Stratus CEO Tim Eippert talks about the company’s journey with Arcapita, and lays the milestones from investment to exit.

“Arcapita has been a true partner to Stratus and has been instrumental in growing the company into the robust and successful business it is today.”

David Freshwater
President , Stratus