Founded in 2001, Castanea Partners is a private equity firm built on the belief that both industry expertise and operating experience drive long-term investing success. We provide equity capital to companies in industry sectors where we have leadership, advisory and investing experience. Castanea is principally focused on investing in branded consumer products and services. Our target sectors include brands with multi-channel distribution in specialty apparel and fashion, footwear, accessories, beauty and personal care, food and beverage, sporting goods, outdoor and leisure, household products, and health and wellness. Castanea typically invests between $15M to $75M of equity capital.
Our partners and operating partners have founded, owned or led successful public and private consumer facing companies including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus Direct, Horchow Catalog, Saks Fifth Avenue, Kate Spade, Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, and Laura Mercier Cosmetics. We believe that this experience, combined with our principal investing and consultative approach, enables us to effectively join forces with management teams. We strive to consistently provide meaningful and measurable financial, strategic and operational support, enabling our portfolio executive teams to focus entirely on their core strength to stimulate growth.
Our founding partners committed substantial capital to each Castanea fund, keeping the interests of all partners highly aligned.