PE  TSG Consumer Partners

     Office Locations:

600 Montgomery Street, Suite 2900
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-217-2300
Fax: 415-217-2350

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  • Middle Market



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Retail & Restaurant



    Founded in 1987, TSG Consumer Partners (formerly the Shansby Group) is a leader in the U.S. in acquiring and building leading middle-market branded consumer companies. With approximately $5 million in equity under management, the firm pioneered the use of private equity in high-growth, middle market branded consumer companies. TSG was also the first institutional investment fund to focus on investing in natural and organic foods companies as well as companies focused on ethnic foods, functional food and beverage categories, and orphan brands in the personal care and household sectors. TSG's typical equity investment is $15-$500 million. The firm invests in significant domestic U.S. businesses with sales of $20 million to $1.5 billion and negative EBITDA of $300 million. TSG maintains offices in San Francisco and New York City.

    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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    Adam Hemmer Senior Associate
    Alec Barnett Associate
    Blythe Jack Managing Director
    Chase Brogan Principal
    Chuck H. Esserman CEO and Founder


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Mona Vie
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      Perricone MD Cosmeceuticals
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      Radio Systems
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      Sexy Hair
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      Smart Balance
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      Smashbox Cosmetics
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      Yard House USA
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