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12/01/2011

TSG Closes sixth fund, TSG6, at $1.3 Billion

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA

TSG Consumer Partners LLC (“TSG”) has successfully completed an offering of $1.3 billion in Limited Partnership Interests in its sixth and newest fund.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 30, 2011 – TSG Consumer Partners LLC (“TSG”), a leading private equity investor specializing in branded consumer companies, has successfully completed an offering of $1.3 billion in Limited Partnership Interests in its sixth and newest fund, TSG6 L.P., it was announced today by Charles “Chuck” Esserman, Managing Director and CEO.

“We were humbled by the extraordinary interest we received from investors for TSG6,” said Mr. Esserman. “Investors valued the consistency of our returns during the last 25 years for our five prior funds and the strategic and operational depth of our team.”

“Interest in the fund exceeded our fund-raising target by over $1 billion,” said Jamie O’Hara, Managing Director. “We had to say no to many prospective partners.”

TSG’s Managing Directors include John M. Kenney, Pierre LeComte, M. Hadley Mullin, and Alexander S. Panos as well as Mr. Esserman and Mr. O’Hara.

TSG pioneered the use of private equity in high-growth, middle market branded consumer companies. It was among the first significant private equity funds to focus on investing in natural and organic food companies, functional food and beverage categories, and orphan brands in the personal care and household sectors. Its in-depth understanding and experience within the consumer products industry enables TSG to build highly-effective partnerships with founders and management teams.

ABOUT TSG CONSUMER PARTNERS LLC

TSG Consumer Partners, LLC is a leading investment firm with
approximately $5 billion of assets under management, focused
exclusively on the branded consumer sector. Since its founding
in 1987, TSG has been an active investor in the food, beverage,
restaurant, beauty, personal care, household and apparel & accessories,
and e-commerce sectors. Representative past and present partner
companies include Duckhorn Wine Company, vitaminwater, thinkThin,
popchips, Muscle Milk, Yard House, Stumptown, Pabst, Planet Fitness,
REVOLVE, PAIGE, Smashbox Cosmetics, Pureology, Sexy Hair, e.l.f. Cosmetics
and IT Cosmetics.

CONTACT

Meghan Gavigan / Dan Goldstein
Sard Verbinnen & Co

Meghan Gavigan - 212.687.8080

Dan Goldstein - 310.201.2040

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