CAPITAL

OVERVIEW

TRAUB Capital is a strategic private equity firm specializing in building value in consumer companies using its unique combination of investment, strategic and operational expertise

Investment Experience

Industry Specialization

Operational Expertise

Our mission is to partner with owners, entrepreneurs and management to build leading heritage brands into global consumer platforms over a long-term horizon

Strategic Differentiation

  • Strategic vision to see opportunity where others don’t.
  • + Tactical resources to execute where others cant’t
  • = Strategic Private Equity specializing in building value in consumer companies.

We are a differentiated investor with both financial and strategic resources:

  • We are brand builders
  • Experienced partners empowering growth
  • Truly unique resources and network
  • Deep bench of operating partners
  • Resources to accelerate development & execution of growth
  • Platform of industry knowledge with a pulse on market trends and cycles

Investment Focus

Industry Focus
  • Specialized in multiple attractive verticals within the large and growing consumer sector
  • Consumer Products

  • Health, Beauty & Wellness

  • Enthusiast & Active Lifestyle

  • Apparel / Brands

  • Food /Beverage / CPG

  • Experiential Media & Entertainment

Situation
  • Focus on lower middle market companies nearing a growth “inflection point”
  • Companies with solid foundations which can be further energized by Traub Capital’s strategic vision and tactical resources
  • Revenues $50 – $250MM and $10 – $25MM in EBITDA
Investment Size
  • Approximately $20-30MM investment per transaction
  • Potential for larger co-investment opportunities
  • Majority control or strongly engaged / structured deals
Deal Sourcing
  • Access to proprietary deal flow through network of seasoned operating partners
  • Leverage extensive industry relationships for direct origination

Investment Partners

Strong Combination of different experiences and expertise

Investments

Brian Crosby
Managing Partner
  • 25 years private equity investing experience
  • Sycamore Partners; Falconhead Capital; Kohlberg
  • Princeton; Harvard Business School

Industry

Mortimer Singer
Managing Partner
  • 20 years consumer / brand / retail industry experience
  • JPMorgan investment banking
  • University of Pennsylvania

Operations

Geoffrey Lurie
Managing Partner
  • 40+ years operating experience
  • CEO /CRO for 20+ public and private companies, including The North Face
  • University of South Africa; CPA

Strategic Operating Partners

Traub Capital's strategic operating partners have 80+ collective years of consumer experience

Mark Demuro
Operating Partner
  • 20+ years consumer & retail transformation experience
    • PepsiCo; Unilever; MarketTools; Meridian
  • Prior private equity experience / associations at Falconhead, Argosy, Webster
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
John Hudspeth
Operating Partner
  • 30+ years CPG general management, business development
  • 20 years Unilever
  • 11 years entrepreneurial consumer brands
  • Michigan State University – Food Systems Economics and Management
Pat Kenny
Operating Partner
  • 30+ years CPG general management, business development
    • CEO, BevEquity Advisors
    • Chairman & CEO, Drinks Americas
    • SVP & GM, Seagram
  • Georgetown University; West Point: INSEAD
Joseph Ahearn
Operating Partner
  • 30+ years CPG general management, business development
  • Prior private equity and operating experience at Kohlberg & Co. and MacAndrews & Forbes
  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

Select Investments

Signature Brands is the leading North American manufacturer of dessert decorating products, as well as the leading player in the other celebrations product categories in which it competes. Its iconic brands include Betty Crocker, Cake Mate, Pumpkin Masters, PAAS and Giftpop. Signature Brands’ mission is to help craft family memories that matter while inspiring meaningful consumer creations

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