TSG Consumer Partners Names Paula Sutter as CEO of TSG Fashion
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TSG Consumer Partners Names Paula Sutter as CEO of TSG Fashion

tsg nf5TSG Consumer Partners, an equity investor in high-growth consumer brands, has appointed Paula Sutter as CEO of TSG Fashion.

In this newly created position, Ms. Sutter will work with the CEOs and management teams of REVOLVE, Paige, Alexis Bittar and others in the TSG Fashion portfolio. She will also identify and develop new investments in the apparel, footwear and accessories space.

“Paula’s passion for brand building and expertise in the fashion arena will be tremendously valuable for TSG’s partner companies. We see Paula harnessing her proven track record, strategic leadership strengths and hands-on tactical approach to fuel the growth of our fashion portfolio,” said Jennifer Baxter Moser, managing director at TSG Consumer Partners.

paula sutter nf1Ms. Sutter’s experience spans more than 25 years in the fashion industry. As president of Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) for 14 years, she transformed the nameplate label into a global brand in the contemporary and accessible luxury space. Prior to DVF, Ms. Sutter was US vice president of the women’s division at Donna Karan/DKNY.

“I am thrilled to be joining this dynamic leadership team and gaining a greater understanding of the private equity model,” said Ms. Sutter. “I look forward to collaborating with their existing partner companies to drive momentum and maximize each brand’s potential. Equally compelling to me is the opportunity to expand TSG Fashion through further acquisitions and new business creation.”

TSG Consumer Partners makes control and non-control investments of $15 million to $100 million in companies with EBITDAs of $3 million to $50 million where there is an opportunity to enhance value by extending brand, expanding distribution and improving operations. Since its founding in 1987, TSG has been an active investor in the food, beverage, restaurant, beauty, personal care, household and apparel & accessories sectors. The firm has $2.9 billion in equity capital under management and is headquartered in San Francisco (www.tsgconsumer.com).

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