Longshore Capital Partners (“Longshore”) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of a leading loyalty and payments technology company, Stuzo. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Stuzo provides intelligent 1:1 loyalty, contactless commerce, and cross-channel customer experience solutions for Everyday Spend Retailers, primarily in the fuel and convenience store industry. The investment by Longshore puts Stuzo in a position to expand its leadership as the premiere provider of unified loyalty, payments, and customer experience technology and services.
“We’re excited about the growth and strategic opportunities ahead with our new partners at Longshore,” said Gunter Pfau, Founder & CEO, Stuzo. “Stuzo is doubling down on helping retailers steer a greater share of customer wallets to their brand. By intelligently activating data that flows through our unified loyalty, payments, and cross channel customer experience technology, we are uniquely positioned to drive greater, deterministic business outcomes at scale.”
Ryan Anthony, Co-Founder and Partner at Longshore, added, “Stuzo’s talented and committed team, profound focus on driving business outcomes for its growing portfolio of leading retail partners, and differentiated technology were particularly attractive to us. We look forward to helping the Company accelerate growth and execute on our shared strategic plan.”
If you have questions regarding this transaction or would like to discuss other business services-related opportunities, please contact Ryan Anthony or Nick Christopher of Longshore at (312) 237-3838.
About Longshore Capital Partners
Longshore Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity manager investing out of its inaugural $210 million fund. Longshore acquires control positions in services businesses in North America with $5 to $15 million of EBITDA. The firm has extensive experience partnering with founders and management teams in the lower middle-market and executes a systematic approach to creating shareholder value through a cooperative strategic plan.
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