NEW YORK, June 9, 2015 – Falconhead Capital, LLC, a private equity firm specializing in growing sports and consumer-focused businesses, today announced that Robert J. Fioretti has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Mr. Fioretti most recently served as a Managing Director and a founding team member of Mistral Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in middle market growth consumer businesses.
David S. Moross, chairman and chief executive officer of Falconhead Capital, said: “We are delighted to welcome Rob Fioretti to Falconhead. Rob has more than 20 years of experience investing in private equity and providing advice to companies owned by private equity sponsors. He will be a valuable partner and member of our senior team responsible for generating new investments in the sports, leisure, lifestyle and consumer sectors.”
Mr. Fioretti said, “I am very pleased to join David Moross and the team at Falconhead. This is an exciting time to invest in our focus sectors and I look forward to pursuing a range of attractive opportunities together.”
Prior to joining Mistral in 2007, Mr. Fioretti was a Managing Director of Trimaran Capital Partners, L.L.C. Until 2001, he was a member of the Leveraged Finance Group of CIBC World Markets Corp where he focused on leveraged finance and private equity transactions, helping to raise debt and equity financing for private equity sponsors and middle market growth-oriented companies in a wide range of industries. Prior to joining CIBC in 1999, Mr. Fioretti was with SCA Consulting, where he helped companies develop, implement and execute operating strategies, with a specific focus on developing post-acquisition strategies for portfolio companies of private equity sponsors. Mr. Fioretti currently serves on the Board of Directors of Worldlynx Wireless LP, Worldwise Inc., and Abe’s Market. He received a B.Sc. and a M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
About Falconhead Capital
Falconhead Capital, LLC, with $400 million of assets under management, is a private equity firm established in 1998 to provide investors with significant long-term capital appreciation by investing globally in consumer-focused businesses in the sport, leisure, lifestyle, and media categories. Falconhead’s current portfolio includes GPS Industries, Javo Beverage Company, Mom365, and Rita’s Water Ice Franchise Company. Past Falconhead investments include, among others, Escort, Competitor Group, National Powersport Auctions, Maritime Telecommunications Network, and ESPN Classic Europe. For more information, please visit www.falconheadcapital.com.