TORONTO, CANADA, June 21, 2022 - Stack Capital Group Inc., ("Stack Capital") (TSX: STCK and STCK.WT) is pleased to announce that it has invested $7 million USD into preferred shares of Omio, Inc. ("Omio" or the “Company”), a leading multi-modal travel platform that allows consumers in Europe, the United States, and Canada to easily book trains, buses, ferries, and flights – saving them both time and money. Stack Capital’s investment was part of the recently announced financing and was completed alongside fellow investors including Goldman Sachs, Lazard Asset Management, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), and Temasek Holdings, amongst others.
Omio has successfully built a travel platform that focuses on the underserved and highly fragmented ground and water transportation markets. Currently issuing travel tickets across 37 countries, in 21 different languages, in 26 different currencies, for 1000+ transportation providers, Omio has invested a considerable amount of time, energy and resources to build its innovative platform. Developing partnerships with a significant number of travel operators, gaining access to their inventories, and integrating into the Omio platform has been a challenging endeavor. Today, however, Omio is the beneficiary of that process, which now serves as a significant moat protecting its business from the competition.
“Targeting the ground and water transportation segments of travel differentiates Omio from virtually all of its peers,” said Jeff Parks, CEO of Stack Capital. “As global travel continues to accelerate post-pandemic, Omio is rebounding faster than several of the largest travel platforms in the world. We’re very excited about the future outlook for Omio given its ability to grow organically, expand globally through acquisition, in addition to leveraging its API by making it available to third parties.”
To access Stack’s investment overview on Omio, along with any of its other portfolio investments, please click here.
About Stack Capital
Stack Capital is an investment holding company and its business objective is to invest in equity, debt and/or other securities of growth-to-late-stage private businesses. Through Stack Capital, shareholders have the opportunity to gain exposure to a diversified private investment portfolio; participate in the private market; and have liquidity due to the listing of the Common Shares and Warrants on the TSX. At the same time, the public structure also allows the Company to focus its efforts on maximizing long-term performance through a portfolio of high growth businesses, which are not widely available to most Canadian investors. SC Partners Ltd. (the "Manager") has taken the initiative in creating the Company and acts as the Company's administrator and is responsible to source and advise with respect to all investments for the Company.
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