TSG appoints new principal

TSG Consumer Partners has hired Irena Blind as a principal. Previously, Blind worked at Raymond James where she was a senior vice president and at Stephens Inc where she served as a vice president.


TSG Consumer Partners, a leading investment firm focused exclusively on the branded consumer sector, today announced that Irena Blind has joined the firm as a principal, where she will focus exclusively on transaction origination.

“We welcome Irena to the TSG team,” said Chuck Esserman, CEO and Founder of TSG Consumer Partners. “Her extensive expertise in M&A and long career in the branded consumer sector make Irena an extremely valuable addition for our deal origination efforts, particularly given the recent closing of TSG7 A and TSG7 B, which have a total of $2.5 billion in committed capital. We look forward to having Irena join us as we target both larger, high growth consumer companies through TSG7 A as well as smaller, high growth companies through TSG7 B.”

Prior to joining TSG, Ms. Blind was an investment banker focusing on M&A and capital raising transactions in the branded consumer sector, including working with companies in the apparel, ecommerce, leisure, household, and luxury goods sectors. Most recently, she served as a senior vice president at Raymond James and as a vice president at Stephens Inc. Earlier in her career, Ms. Blind worked at Industrial Renaissance, Sanders Morris Harris Group, and CSFB / DLJ. Ms. Blind graduated as a Regent Scholar from Walter A. Haas School of Business at University of California at UC Berkeley, with a B.S. in business administration and a concentration in international business, finance and accounting.

About TSG Consumer Partners LLC
TSG Consumer Partners, LLC is a leading investment firm with $5 billion of assets under management, focused exclusively on the branded consumer sector. Since its founding in 1987, TSG has been an active investor in the food, beverage, restaurant, beauty, personal care, household, apparel, accessories, and e-commerce sectors. Representative past and present partner companies include vitaminwater, thinkThin, popchips, Muscle Milk, Yard House, Stumptown, Pabst, Planet Fitness, REVOLVE Clothing, Smashbox Cosmetics, Pureology, Sexy Hair, e.l.f. cosmetics and IT Cosmetics.