Irena Blind Joins TSG Consumer Partners as Principal

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.

Contacts

Sard Verbinnen & Co
Meghan Gavigan / Nicole Moomjy
212-687-8080
TSG-SVC@sardverb.com