TSG ups one to principal and another to SVP

TSG Consumer Partners has promoted Edward Wong to principal and Erik Johnson to senior vice president. Both Wong and Johnson have been with the consumer-focused private equity firm since 2011.


SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TSG Consumer Partners (“TSG”), a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on the branded consumer sector, today announced that it has promoted Edward Wong to Principal and Erik Johnson to Senior Vice President.

“Ed and Erik have each made a positive impact on TSG and created value for our partner companies,” said Chuck Esserman, CEO and Founder of TSG Consumer Partners. “These promotions are in recognition of their strong work ethic and investment acumen, and we look forward to their continued contributions to the firm.”

Since joining TSG in 2011, Mr. Wong has been involved in originating, structuring and the due diligence of new investment opportunities. He has also worked with partner companies such as Planet Fitness and Canyon Bicycles. Before joining TSG, he was with Falconhead Capital, as well as Citigroup, where he was an investment banker focused on the consumer and retail industries. Mr. Wong received a Bachelor of Business Administration, with high distinction, from The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Since joining TSG in 2011, Mr. Johnson has been involved in due diligence of new investments. During his time at TSG, he has worked with IT Cosmetics, BrewDog and Pabst Brewing Company, among other partner companies. Prior to joining TSG, he was an investment banker at Sawaya Segalas, where he advised consumer products clients on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Johnson graduated cum laude with a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

About TSG Consumer Partners LLC
TSG Consumer Partners, LLC is a leading investment firm with approximately $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 and apparel & accessories, and e-commerce sectors. Representative past and present partner companies include Duckhorn Wine Company, vitaminwater, thinkThin, popchips, Muscle Milk, Yard House, Stumptown, Pabst, Planet Fitness, REVOLVE, PAIGE, Smashbox Cosmetics, Pureology, Sexy Hair, e.l.f. Cosmetics and IT Cosmetics. For more information, please visit www.tsgconsumer.