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TSG Announces Blythe Jack Joins Firm


With over 10 years private equity and operating experience in the consumer sector, Blythe Jack is named a Principal concentrating on investment origination.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 20, 2011 – TSG Consumer Partners LLC (“TSG”), a leading private equity firm investing in branded consumer products companies, announced today the appointment of Blythe Jack, an executive with extensive private equity and consumer experience, as a Principal in the firm. Ms. Jack, who will be headquartered in San Francisco, will focus primarily on originating new investment opportunities, enhancing the sourcing capabilities of the broader TSG team.

“We are very pleased to have Blythe join TSG,” said Chuck Esserman, TSG Managing Director and CEO. “She has an exceptional investment track record as well as hands on operating experience. Blythe is a very valuable addition to our firm.”

“TSG has an enviable reputation and is widely recognized as the leader in consumer investing among private equity firms. I looking forward to joining this highly creative and successful team,” said Ms. Jack.

Ms. Jack spent 10 years at Rosewood Capital and, most recently, served as CEO of Cahootie, of Irvine, CA, a high-growth consumer products company that produces award-winning and innovative toy products distributed through specialty toy and gift retailers nationwide.  While a partner at Rosewood Capital, she helped lead the team that sourced and structured investments in the health & beauty, apparel, specialty retail, restaurant, consumer products and services segments, including such companies as Under Armour, Anna’s Linens, Carino’s Italian, Cobalt Boats, Sneaker Villa and Clarisonic.

Ms. Jack received a BA with honors in Communication Studies from Vanderbilt University. She has also been involved with the accounting firm of Ernst & Young’s acclaimed Entrepreneur of the Year® program, for which she has served as a National Judge.


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.


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