Catie Bennett joins Tengram Capital Partners Team

Westport, CT - July 19, 2013 – Tengram Capital Partners LLC ("TCP" or "Tengram"), a "brand-focused" consumer private equity firm, today announced that Catie Bennett has recently joined the firm as a Senior Associate. Catie has five years of transaction and investment experience focused exclusively in the consumer and retail sectors.

Prior to joining TCP, Ms. Bennett was an associate at Advent International, a global private equity firm investing in upper middle-market buyouts with over $30 billion of assets under management. While at Advent, she was involved in evaluating, executing and monitoring investments in the consumer and retail sectors. Previously, she was an investment banking analyst in the Consumer & Retail group at Deutsche Bank. Catie graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a BS in Finance and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

"We are excited to welcome Catie to the investment team" said Richard Gersten, Partner. "We continue to selectively add talented, experienced consumer-focused professionals who will enable us to expand our investment capabilities. Catie's consumer investing experience will benefit our efforts and allow us to take advantage of the many opportunities we see ahead."

Tengram Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity firm that focuses exclusively on leading middle-market consumer and retail companies that own strong recognizable brands. The team has a diverse background of consumer investing and operating expertise that assists and guides company management to unlock the true potential of their brand. Tengram invests in both traditional "growth" and "restructuring/turnaround" situations in either the public or private sectors. Previous and current investments for Tengram and its predecessor investment entity, Windsong Brands, LLC, include Laura Geller Beauty, NEST Fragrances, Sequential Brands Group, Robert Graham, Joe Boxer, Joe's Jeans, Field & Stream, Design Within Reach, and Cloudveil. Tengram's website is