TCP Appoints Senior Associates from Catterton Partners

Tengram Capital Partners has appointed Brian Thorne and Erlina Yeo as senior associates. Both join from consumer-focused private equity firm Catterton Partners.

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Tengram Capital Partners LLC (“TCP”), a private equity firm that focuses on investing in middle-market consumer companies that own strong recognizable brands, today announced that both Brian Thorne and Erlina Yeo have recently joined the firm as Senior Associates. Mr. Thorne and Ms. Yeo have a combined 10 years of transactional and investing experience in the consumer sector, and have spent time in corporate roles at established branded consumer firms.
Prior to joining TCP, Mr. Thorne was a Senior Associate at Catterton Partners, one of the largest private equity firms focused on the consumer sector. While at Catterton, Mr. Thorne evaluated and executed investments in the branded food and personal care sectors. Previously, Mr. Thorne worked as an analyst in the Consumer and Retail investment banking group at Lazard based in New York. He has also served in an operating capacity at TOMS Shoes. Mr. Thorne earned his M.B.A from Harvard Business School and holds a B.A. in Economics and Psychology with Distinction from the University of Virginia. In recent months, Mr. Thorne has been very active in evaluating new investments on behalf of TCP.
In addition, prior to joining TCP, Ms. Yeo was an associate at Catterton Partners where she was involved in evaluating, executing and monitoring investments in the consumer sector. Ms. Yeo began her career as an investment banking analyst in the Consumer and Retail group at Citigroup, where she focused on mergers and acquisitions, as well as equity and debt financing activities. She has also served in the corporate strategy department at PepsiCo. Ms. Yeo received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and graduated cum laude from Columbia University with a B.A. in Economics.
“Brian and Erlina are very talented investment professionals whom I have worked with in the past. We are pleased to strengthen our investment team and we will continue to selectively add experienced consumer-focused investors, which will enable TCP to capitalize on the many opportunities we see on the horizon. Each addition provides a uniquely valuable skill set and years of proven experience. We are excited to have Brian and Erlina join us in these efforts,” said Richard Gersten, Partner at TCP.
ABOUT TENGRAM CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC:
Tengram Capital Partners, LLC (TCP) is a private equity firm that focuses exclusively on leading middle-market consumer and retail companies that own strong recognizable brands. The team has a diverse background of consumer investing and operating expertise that assists and guides company management to unlock the true potential of their brand. TCP invests or acquires both public and private consumer and retail companies. Previous and current investments for TCP and its predecessor fund, Windsong Brands, LLC include Sequential Brands Group (William Rast and DVS), Robert Graham, Ellen Tracy, Joe Boxer, Joe’s Jeans, Sharper Image, Caribbean Joe, Field & Stream, Carlos Falchi, Design Within Reach, and Cloudveil.

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Brenda Deluca Investor Communications Tengram Capital Partners, LLC 646-432-0610 bdeluca@tengramcapital.com