ICU Eyewear Appoints CEO and COO

Eyewear product designer ICU Eyewear has appointed Rich Conti as chief executive officer and member of the board of directors. The company has also appointed Kirk Hobbs, most recently the CEO of Lifefactory, as chief operating officer. ICU is owned by San Francisco Equity Partners.

SFEP Sells MethodTM to Ecover

San Francisco Equity Partners has sold MethodTM, an eco-friendly household and personal care product manufacturer, to Europe-based Ecover. Sawaya Segalas & Co, a consumer-focused investment banking firm, acted as exclusive financial advisor to Method in connection with the transaction. PRESS RELEASE San Francisco Equity Partners (“SFEP”), a private equity firm exclusively focused on middle market […]

San Francisco Equity Partners Adds Julie Bell

Julie Bell has joined San Francisco Equity Partners as a partner. Previously she was a senior investment professional at middle-market consumer private equity firm JH Partners. In her new role, Bell will focus on the consumer products, consumer services and retail sectors, the firm said.

San Francisco Equity Partners’ Second Fund Closes At $100M

San Francisco Equity Partners closed a $100 million fund that will be focused on consumer products and services investments. The private equity firm said its second fund will target equity investments of $5 million to $20 million and take on larger transactions with partners. The firm favors buyouts and significant minority stakes. The new fund […]

San Francisco Equity Partners Buys Zoom Eyeworks

San Francisco Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on expansion-stage companies in the consumer industry, bought Zoom Eyeworks Inc., a Berkeley, Calif.-based designer and marketer of eyewear. Pacific Community Ventures and Simon Equity Partners partnered with San Francisco Equity Partners in the transaction.

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