SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TSG Consumer Partners (“TSG”), a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on the branded consumer sector, today announced that Colin Welch has joined the firm as a Partner and Managing Director, where he will focus on transactions in the consumer sector. He will be based in New York.
“We are thrilled to welcome Colin to the TSG team. His extensive domestic and cross-border experience and outstanding track record in the consumer and retail sectors will help us uncover unique investment opportunities in high growth companies,” said Chuck Esserman, CEO and Founder of TSG Consumer Partners. “We look forward to collaborating with Colin as we continue to build on TSG’s strong history of creating value by growing businesses and brands across the consumer space, while generating exceptional returns for our limited partners.”
Mr. Welch has more than 20 years of experience identifying attractive investment opportunities and advising companies in the consumer and retail sectors, both domestically and internationally. Previously, Mr. Welch was President and Chief Operating Officer of Financo LLC and CEO Financo Europe, where he focused on growth capital raising and strategic advisory across a wide range of sub-sectors in the consumer industry, including fashion apparel, footwear and accessories, luxury goods, beauty and personal care, specialty retail, food retail and direct-to-consumer. His transaction experience includes private and public company sales and buy-side acquisitions, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, leveraged buy-outs, public and private debt capital raising in both the investment-grade and high-yield markets. Prior to Financo, Mr. Welch held a variety of investment banking roles at Credit Suisse Europe, Lehman Brothers Europe, J.P. Morgan, and Montgomery Securities. He began his career serving in various roles at Neiman Marcus Stores. Mr. Welch has an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.B.A., with distinction, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a Board Member of the Parsons School of Design and a Member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Business.
About TSG Consumer Partners LLC
TSG Consumer Partners, LLC is a leading investment firm with $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 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.