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Tim Burke Joins Castanea Partners

Senior Investor in Branded Consumer Products and Services to Focus on New Opportunities

Newton, MA – October 28, 2014 – Castanea Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in branded consumer products and services, announced today that Tim Burke has joined the firm as a Partner.

Rob Smith, a Managing Partner of Castanea, said, "Tim is an experienced private equity professional and consumer investor and we're very excited to have him on our team. As a senior investor, Tim has extensive experience in all aspects of middle market investment sourcing, execution, and post acquisition management. He brings with him an extensive network of industry relationships including entrepreneurs, business owners, and investment bankers. Tim's extensive knowledge and network in the consumer sector will help us identify new opportunities for investment."

Prior to joining Castanea, Tim was Co-Founder and Partner of Glenbrook Consumer Partners, a San Francisco based consumer fund where he was responsible for all elements of the investment process. Prior to Glenbrook, Tim was a Partner at Rosewood Capital, a middle market consumer fund where he was active in consumer products and services, retail, and restaurants. As a senior investor at Rosewood, he led multiple investments and worked closely with portfolio companies. Tim holds a BA in Sociology from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

"I am very pleased to be joining the Castanea team," said Tim Burke, "They have established themselves as a leading middle market private equity firm with deep operating experience in the branded consumer sector. I look forward to helping them identify new investment opportunities and partner with founders and management teams of exceptional small and mid-size companies."

Tim will be relocating to the Boston area.

About Castanea

Castanea Partners is a middle-market consumer focused private equity firm founded by operating executives and private equity professionals. The firm partners with promising small to middle market companies in branded consumer products and services.

Castanea typically invests between $15M-$75M of equity in businesses where the firm has investing and operating expertise. Castanea has over $1B under management and is currently investing from a $600 million fourth fund.

More information about Castanea Partners is available at www.castaneapartners.com.

Castanea Contact
Marion Schouten
617 630 2420
mschouten@castaneapartners.com

Tim Burke
617 630 2452
tburke@castaneapartners.com

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