TAU is a New York and Hong Kong-based investment and advisory firm that enables leaders to make critical decisions at every connection point in the global apparel supply chain.
Our clients, investee companies and partners call on our help in moments of opportunity or change for their organization — whether seeking to capture new consumer trends; wrestling with sustainability goals; or managing through the turbulence caused by competitors, social change, and technological innovation.
For our impact-oriented family offices, strategic and institutional investors, we are a private equity investment manager aiming to generate above-market returns and give our investors a window into the future of the sector.
We help to build the industry leaders of tomorrow.
In a sector as fast moving and fragmented as apparel, TAU is an agitator for change. We believe that it is essential to understand the challenges and opportunities facing innovative start-ups, major manufacturers, big brands, and retailers. Alongside our advisory work, TAU makes investments in companies of all sizes to spur growth and development, including large growth equity commitments and early-stage venture deals.
Shared value creation
TAU stands apart in the apparel industry for the depth of our expertise in supply chains, and the breadth of our relationships with sector leaders. These two essential assets reinforce each other: industry leaders call upon TAU for our cutting-edge insights, while our position at the heart of the apparel ecosystem allows us to “see around corners.”
The TAU leadership team has supported clients and investors in structuring and managing investments, providing strategic advice on topics including sustainability and technology, establishing joint ventures in new markets, and entering high-growth emerging markets and category subsectors.
At TAU, we seek to contribute original, unexpected thinking, anticipating new trends and shaping the public debate around the future of our sector and consumer goods supply chains in general. We see it as our responsibility to help design the “factories of the future” and to explain their connection to the contemporary consumer.