Alexander Panos Leaves TSG to Start New Firm

Alexander Panos Leaves TSG to Start New Firm

alex panos nf1Alexander Panos, a general partner and Managing Director at TSG Consumer Partners, has left the firm to start his own private equity fund to invest in entrepreneurial growth companies.

“Alex has been a valued member of our leadership team, and we wish him great success in his new business,” said Chuck Esserman, CEO and founder of TSG.

Mr. Panos joined TSG as an Associate in 1998 in San Francisco. He was named a Managing Director of the firm in 2004.  In 2007, he moved to TSG’s New York office. He also served on TSG’s investment committee.  In his 16 years with TSG, Mr. Panos worked together with other TSG Managing Members on the firm’s fourth fund investments in Smart Balance, NV Perricone, and Harry’s Fresh Foods, and Fund V’s investments in PopChips, Stumptown Coffee, and Island Oasis.

“I greatly appreciate my time at TSG. I am especially proud to have been part of the incredible investment and operating team TSG has built and the remarkable track record the firm has achieved,” said Mr. Panos. “Now, I am looking forward to the opportunities available for a fund serving smaller entrepreneurial growth companies. During my many years with TSG, I have been fortunate to develop a great deal of experience, knowledge and many relationships in this segment of the market.  I plan to do so with a substantial personal investment, along with other investors. I will share more details soon.”

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/or 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 (

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