PE/VC  Encore Consumer Capital

     Office Locations:

111 Pine Street, Suite 1825
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-296-9850
Fax: 415-296-9075



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services



    Encore Consumer Capital is an innovative private equity firm built specifically to help consumer products companies grow. Encore targets companies with revenue of $10 million - $100 million making investments of $5 million to $30 million. Representative target sectors include: Food & Beverage (Organic/natural, Functional, Ethnic, Frozen desserts, Foodservice manufacturer, Value-added seafood); Health and Beauty Care (Skincare, Hair care, Color cosmetics, Nail care); Pet Food and Pet Products (Food & treats, Toys & accessories); Direct Selling (Multi-level marketing, Companies that sell through home shopping channels); Automotive Aftermarket (Supplies, Accessories, Automotive care products); Infant and Children's Products (Toys & soft goods, Accessories); Sporting Goods and Outdoor Products; Household Products; and Environmental and Sustainable Products. Encore invests in companies that generate the majority of their revenue in North America. The firm does not consider restaurants nor retail.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Bill Shen Managing Director
    Gary Smith Operating Partner and Founder
    Kisen Nathu Director
    Megan Pirsch Chief Compliance Officer
    Nichole Novak Vice President


    Portfolio companies include:

      Tender Belly
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