Colin Welch has joined TSG Consumer Partners as a Partner and Managing Director. Mr. Welch has more than 20 years of experience identifying investment opportunities and advising companies in the consumer and retail sectors, both domestically and internationally. He will be based in TSG’s New York office.
“Colin’s 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.
Prior to joining TSG, Mr. Welch was President and Chief Operating Officer of Financo and CEO of Financo Europe, where he was active in both growth capital raising and strategic advisory in the consumer industry, including fashion apparel, footwear and accessories, luxury goods, beauty and personal care, specialty retail, food retail and direct-to-consumer. Mr. Welch’s experience includes private and public company sales and buy-side acquisitions, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, leveraged buy-outs, and public and private debt capital raising. Prior to Financo, Mr. Welch held a variety of investment banking positions at Credit Suisse Europe, Lehman Brothers Europe, J.P. Morgan, and Montgomery Securities. He has an MBA from Harvard University and a BBA from the University of Wisconsin.
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 create value by extending brand, expanding distribution and improving operations. Sectors of specific interest include the food, beverage, restaurant, beauty, personal care, household, apparel & accessories, and ecommerce sectors. The firm has $3 billion of assets under management and is headquartered in San Francisco (www.tsgconsumer.com).
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