Retail, Restaurants, and Consumer Products
We are one of the most active investors in the consumer sector in general with a specific focus on multi-unit and multi-channel companies. We seek scale companies with strong, well-established brands with the opportunity to substantially grow earnings by partnering with and empowering best in class management teams. Since 2007, we have invested in or acquired approximately 20 brands with revenues in excess of $15 billion.
“I was drawn to the CEO role at California Pizza Kitchen due not only to the strength of the brand and the opportunity to join a leading organization, but also by the opportunity to partner with the Golden Gate Capital team. Their exceptional operating knowledge and industry expertise made for an ideal circumstance. Golden Gate truly empowers management teams to make the changes necessary to improve companies and create meaningful value.”
– GJ Hart, CEO of California Pizza Kitchen