TAU is a private equity firm established to generate above-market returns by upgrading global supply chains. Through our transformational approach, we seek to increase manufacturers’ profitability and scale, improve the environment and the lives of workers, and deliver superior returns to investors.
Our first fund targets the global garment and textile industry. We engage brands and retailers in order to identify investable suppliers and provide a secure market for companies post-investment, while implementing a comprehensive operations strategy designed to enable investee companies to become strongly profitable and sustainable industry leaders.
We create the suppliers of the future in industries where buyers increasingly demand bigger, better, faster, cleaner, more transparent vendors. Our highly structured investments will drive upgrades in suppliers’ infrastructure, technology, process, skills and capabilities, while providing liquidity and incentives to capital-constrained owners. By implementing a tested range of sustainability and worker training initiatives, we aim to increase margins and improve social, environmental, and other compliance metrics.
TAU orchestrates and implements capitalist solutions to capitalism’s failures. Our custom-built, purpose-driven team identifies opportunities to bring capital and expertise to transform producers into the leading sustainable competitors operating at scale in their industries. We will invest to create the supply chains of the future.
We generate above-market returns by establishing unique capabilities to solve important market failures, create winners, and transform performance.
We work in spaces in which business is failing to deliver the right human outcomes, and support enterprises to consistently and profitably achieve those outcomes.
We make clear promises, deliver on them, and keep delivering on them.
We achieve scale. Intentions don’t matter; lasting and measurable results matter.
We make results and practices visible through metrics and monitoring for investors and stakeholders.
Our team spans the US and three current focus countries in South/Southeast Asia, where the textile/apparel industry is growing in the double digits annually.
Our proprietary deal pipeline targets the apparel and textile sector, covering dozens of Asian mid-market manufacturers.
Our investment parameters include: strategic equity stakes; effective governance via cash out/holdbacks; institutional-quality compliance and reporting standards; annual dividends; prearranged exit paths via secondary sales, rollups, and listings.
Our approach targets both immediate improvement opportunities and longer-term sources of revenue growth, margin expansion, and sustainability.
We work with the world’s leading brands and retailers to share information on favored suppliers, and channel transformed suppliers to customers.
We increase value for our transformed portfolio companies based on higher revenues, profitability, and the market benefits of sustainability, as demonstrated in listed sector comparables in Asia.