Our Consumer Group looks for companies at the crossroads of demographic trends, lifestyle changes, and brand power. Companies within the Consumer sector represent $2 trillion of the United States’ gross domestic product (GDP)—and represent an ideal opportunity for fundamental value within stable markets. When relevant targets are identified, we are prepared to execute with speed and agility. The collective investment and operating history of Gryphon professionals in the Consumer Group arena is extensive, including experience with such household products leaders as Clorox, P&G, Conagra, PepsiCo, and Hunt Wesson.
Gryphon portfolio companies in the Consumer Group sector include Dessert Holdings, a leading baked goods platform providing premium layer cakes, cheesecakes, brownies, bars, and other desserts to the retail in-store bakery and foodservice channels on a largely private label basis, composed of The Original Cakerie, Lawler’s Foods, and Atlanta Cheesecake Company; Matrixx Initiatives, makers of Zicam cold shortening products; Mechanix Wear, a global leader in the design and manufacture of premium work gloves, and one of the most respected enthusiast brands in the fast-growing personal protective equipment category worldwide; Milani Cosmetics, one of the fastest growing indie brands in the cosmetics industry; and RoC Skincare, an iconic brand and category pioneer with a 60+ year history in anti-wrinkle and anti-aging skincare, offering a full suite of anti-aging products sold across the globe.