Teakwood Capital invests in Stratfor

Teakwood Capital has made an undisclosed investment in Stratfor. Based in Austin, Texas, Stratfor is a a geopolitical intelligence and advisory firm.


AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwired – October 21, 2015) – Stratfor, a geopolitical intelligence and advisory firm based in Austin, Texas, today announced a major growth equity investment by Dallas-based Teakwood Capital. The additional capital will enhance operational infrastructure and expand the depth of insight Stratfor offers into global developments to help businesses succeed.

“We give our clients and subscribers a strategic advantage in an evolving marketplace,” says Stratfor President and CEO Shea Morenz. “This investment by Teakwood Capital will help us extend the scope of that advantage, reinforce our industry leading intelligence and forecasting services and introduce new capabilities to better serve our audiences as they navigate an increasingly complicated world.”

Expanding into new markets, understanding geopolitical trends and accurately forecasting the impact of global developments are constant challenges for many businesses. For nearly 20 years, Stratfor’s global intelligence network, forecasting and objective methodology have offered actionable insights to help others make decisions with confidence.

“We’re excited to work with Shea and the team at Stratfor to pursue their innovative vision for the future,” says Shawn Kelly, managing director at Teakwood Capital. “They have done terrific work building a globally-recognized intelligence and forecasting service that is now poised to achieve new levels of recognition and success.”

Stratfor supports decision makers through custom consultation services in addition to online subscriptions at both enterprise and individual levels. Clients include Fortune 500 companies in industries ranging from finance to natural resources as well as high net-worth individuals.

About Stratfor
Stratfor is a geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world. By placing global events in a geopolitical framework, we help customers anticipate opportunities and better understand international developments.

About Teakwood Capital
Teakwood Capital is a Dallas, Texas private equity firm that provides comprehensive equity financing in support of management teams aspiring to buy and grow companies. The firm’s managing directors bring decades of combined operational and financial expertise to assist companies in reaching their full potential.