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Irena Blind Joins TSG Consumer Partners As Principal

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 8, 2016 – 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.  Ms. Blind can be reached at (212) 203-6934 or iblind@tsgconsumer.com.