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tzpgroup.com

Investments

36

Portfolio Exits

13

Funds

8

Service Providers

3

About TZP Group

TZP Group is focused on investments in U.S. based business and consumer services companies in the consumer, franchising, outsourced business and IT services, marketing and media services, travel and hospitality services, real estate services, and specialty finance sectors. TZP targets companies with solid historical profitability and sustainable value propositions and aims to be a "Partner of Choice" for business owners and management teams. TZP seeks to invest primarily in closely-held, private companies where the owners desire to retain a significant stake and partner with an investor with complementary operating and financial skills to accelerate company growth, increase profitability, and maximize the value of their retained stake.

Headquarters Location

7 Times Square Suite 4307

New York, New York, 10036,

United States

212-398-0300

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TZP Group Partners with Soccer Post

Nov 22, 2022

PR Newswire Alex Morgan joins Soccer Post as an investor and Brand Ambassador NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- TZP Group ("TZP"), a multi-strategy private equity firm, announced today its investment in Soccer Post Holdings, LLC ("Soccer Post" or the "Company"), the largest local-market-focused omni-channel soccer specialty retailer in the United States. Soccer Post's mission is to provide an authentic soccer retail experience to local soccer families in every market it serves. TZP's partnership will help Soccer Post accelerate expansion into new markets and communities. AD AD Soccer Post has been offering soccer apparel, footwear, and gear to enthusiasts, clubs, athletes, and families across the United States for over three decades. The Company has established itself as the go to destination for soccer families and one of the leading national omni-channel specialty retailers across e-commerce, physical stores, and institutional channels. "We have experienced significant growth and have unprecedented opportunities to scale the business nationally through multiple channels. We needed to find a partner with expertise in omni-channel retailing and the capital to support our anticipated growth" said Sarah Jett, Chief Brand Officer of Soccer Post. "We selected TZP for their track record with omni-channel retailers, portfolio of authentic brands, and their confidence in our team and our vision for the future of soccer specialty retail." "Our goal was to find an investment partner that understood and valued how special our business model is to soccer families and brought expertise to help Soccer Post's national expansion strategy. TZP has a long track-record as a management-focused partner with insight and resources to support management teams in executing ambitious growth plans for their businesses. Their experience in activewear and lifestyle companies, their operating expertise with disruptive business models, and their commitment to our shared vision made TZP a perfect fit for Soccer Post" said Blake Sonnek-Schmelz, Chief Executive Officer of Soccer Post. "When we met Blake, we knew that he and his team had built something truly special," said Rodney Eshelman, TZP Partner. "Soccer Post is a well-known, national brand and its reach across channels is compelling. What is most compelling is the authenticity that the Soccer Post brand brings to the soccer communities it serves. We look forward to adding our resources and support to help Blake and his team scale the business." Alongside TZP, Soccer Post announced that Alex Morgan has become an investor and Brand Ambassador. Mr. Sonnek-Schmelz said, "As a leader both on and off the field, Alex Morgan represents everything we look to bring to our Soccer Post community. We are thrilled to have her join the team and continue to elevate our plans for community interaction across the nation." Alex Morgan, Soccer Post investor and future Soccer Post store owner added "Growing up, I loved visits to local soccer shops. I'm excited to share my passions for the beautiful game and advancing women's soccer with the leading authentic omni-channel soccer specialty retail company in the United States. Together with Soccer Post, I will support the next generation of soccer families and communities." AD About Soccer Post Acquired in 2011 by Blake Sonnek-Schmelz (CEO) and headquartered in Eatontown, NJ, Soccer Post is the largest local-market-focused omni-channel soccer specialty retailer with over 30 store locations in the United States. Soccer Post has been offering soccer apparel, footwear and gear to enthusiasts, clubs, athletes, and families across the United States for over three decades. Soccer Post's mission is to provide an authentic soccer retail experience to local soccer players in every market it serves. The Company has established itself as the go to destination for soccer families and one of the leading national omnichannel specialty retailers across e-commerce, physical stores, and institutional channels. For more information, please visit www.soccerpost.com . About TZP Group TZP Group, a multi-strategy private equity firm managing approximately ~$2 billion across its family of funds, is focused on control, growth equity, and structured capital investments in technology, business services, and consumer companies. Founded in 2007, TZP targets companies with solid historical performance and sustainable value propositions and aims to be a "Partner of Choice" for business owners and management teams. TZP seeks to invest primarily in closely held, private companies in which the owners desire to retain a significant stake and partner with an investor with complementary operating and financial skills to accelerate company growth, increase profitability, and maximize the value of their retained stake. TZP leverages its investment professionals' operating and investment experience to provide strategic and operational guidance and is dedicated to long-term value creation. For more information, please visit www.tzpgroup.com . For more media inquiries please contact: Dan Gaspar, Partner, TZP Group | dgaspar@tzpgroup.com Disclosures: Certain statements about TZP made by portfolio company executives herein are intended to illustrate TZP's business relationship with such persons, including with respect to TZP's facilities as a business partner, rather than TZP's capabilities or expertise with respect to investment advisory services. Portfolio company executives were not compensated in connection with their participation, although they generally receive compensation and investment opportunities in connection with their portfolio company roles, and in certain cases are also owners of portfolio company securities and/or investors in TZP-sponsored vehicles. Such compensation and investments subject participants to potential conflicts of interest in making the statements herein. TZP does not make any representation or warranty as to the accuracy or completements of the information contained herein and it should not be assumed that investments made in the future will be comparable in quality of performance to the investments described herein. AD

TZP Group Investments

36 Investments

TZP Group has made 36 investments. Their latest investment was in Soccer Post as part of their Private Equity on November 11, 2022.

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TZP Group Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/21/2022

Private Equity

Soccer Post

Yes

4

2/24/2022

Series B

Wave Sports + Entertainment

$27M

Yes

3

2/15/2022

Recap

America’s Thrift Stores

Yes

1

8/25/2021

Recap

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10

5/18/2021

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

11/21/2022

2/24/2022

2/15/2022

8/25/2021

5/18/2021

Round

Private Equity

Series B

Recap

Recap

Series B

Company

Soccer Post

Wave Sports + Entertainment

America’s Thrift Stores

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Amount

$27M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

4

3

1

10

10

TZP Group Portfolio Exits

13 Portfolio Exits

TZP Group has 13 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Family Entertainment Group on July 21, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

7/21/2022

Acq - Fin

$99M

1

7/8/2022

Corporate Majority

$99M

14

10/13/2021

Merger

$99M

1

3/19/2021

Acquired - II

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$99M

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10

1/5/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

7/21/2022

7/8/2022

10/13/2021

3/19/2021

1/5/2021

Exit

Acq - Fin

Corporate Majority

Merger

Acquired - II

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

14

1

10

10

TZP Group Acquisitions

7 Acquisitions

TZP Group acquired 7 companies. Their latest acquisition was Re-Bath on November 12, 2021.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

11/12/2021

$99M

Acq - Fin

2

8/25/2021

Private Equity

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$99M

$99M

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10

4/22/2021

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$99M

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10

4/12/2021

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$99M

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10

12/7/2020

Debt

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$99M

$99M

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10

Date

11/12/2021

8/25/2021

4/22/2021

4/12/2021

12/7/2020

Investment Stage

Private Equity

Debt

Companies

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Valuation

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$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$99M

$99M

Note

Acq - Fin

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Sources

2

10

10

10

10

TZP Group Fund History

8 Fund Histories

TZP Group has 8 funds, including TZP Small Cap Partners II.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

2/11/2020

TZP Small Cap Partners II

Buyouts & Acquisitions

Open

$99.61M

1

2/11/2020

TZP Small Cap Partners II-A (Blocker)

$99M

10

4/13/2017

TZP Private Equity III

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$99M

10

6/17/2015

TZP Growth Partners I

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$99M

10

8/9/2013

TZP Capital Partners II LP

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$99M

10

Closing Date

2/11/2020

2/11/2020

4/13/2017

6/17/2015

8/9/2013

Fund

TZP Small Cap Partners II

TZP Small Cap Partners II-A (Blocker)

TZP Private Equity III

TZP Growth Partners I

TZP Capital Partners II LP

Fund Type

Buyouts & Acquisitions

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Status

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Amount

$99.61M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

10

TZP Group Service Providers

3 Service Providers

TZP Group has 3 service provider relationships

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Acq - Fin

Counsel

General Counsel

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TZP Group Team

3 Team Members

TZP Group has 3 team members, including , .

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Samuel L. Katz

Travelport, Cendant, and Blackstone

Founder

Current

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Samuel L. Katz

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Travelport, Cendant, and Blackstone

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Founder

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