upgrading infrastructure to unlock its full potential
TAU is an investment and advisory firm that enables leaders to make critical decisions at every connection point in the global apparel supply chain.
In a sector as fast moving and fragmented as apparel, we are also 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.
We position companies for success with long-term equity to be invested in:
Machinery, technology, and equipment upgrades
New facilities for capacity expansion
Product innovation centers
Human capital transformation
Mergers and acquisitions
Enhanced access to credit
The proprietary private equity investments that we originate, execute and manage along all points in the global apparel supply chain take many forms and structures:
Single deal vehicles
We manage funds and offer separately managed accounts.
At TAU, we take a hands-on approach to support business transformation in manufacturing. We work with manufacturers to:
Develop growth strategy and value-enhancement plans to capitalize on unseized opportunities
Digitalize and deploy innovative technology. For example, we advise on technological investments and process improvements designed to increase speed, agility and inventory optimization
Drive vertical integration, and
Enhance corporate governance
With our support, manufacturers can scale, and increase efficiency while meeting stakeholder demands for sustainability and transparency.
We design and implement transformational plans to align with brands' sourcing needs, helping secure partnerships that diversify the customer base and expand revenue. TAU's key brand relationships represent in excess of $50B annual sourcing value.
We provide advice across the apparel supply chain on: