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Movers & Shakers: Hadley Mullin of TSG Consumer Partners, and More

By Alice Cantwell

Hadley Mullin, a senior managing director at TSG Consumer Partners LLC and member of the firm’s investment committee, joined the San Francisco-based private equity firm in 2004 and currently focuses on originating investments and conducting due diligence on new opportunities.

She kicked off her career in PE at Bain & Co., where she focused on a range of sectors, including consumer goods, retail and healthcare.

Mullin in 2019 became a director on the board of digitally native fashion retailer Revolve Group Inc. (RVLV) and has served on the board of Radio Systems Corp., which does business as PetSafe, for more than 11 years, according to BoardEx, a sister company of The Deal.

Mullin received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she was an Arjay Miller Scholar. Additionally she serves as the chairman of the Stanford Business School Trust.

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Editor’s note: Mullin was among the Women in PE we profiled in our latest Dealmaker Quarterly.


Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP announced that Claudia L. Hinsch has joined the firm’s tax, employee Benefits, and trusts and estates practice group as a partner in the firm’s Washington office. Hinsch joins from Holland & Knight LLP.

Among other deals, she was on the team that counseled Clarity Solution Group LLC when Accenture plc acquired it from RLH Partnership LP in January, The Deal’s records show.


Hogan Lovells said Ben Garcia joined its finance practice as a partner in New York from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, where he was special counsel in the capital markets group.

Garcia has led some of the most prominent recent capital markets transactions in Latin America, the firm said. He advises financial institutions and multinational companies on a range of infrastructure-related projects in Latin America, particularly in the oil and gas, transportation and renewables sectors.

Garcia was on the team that counseled Actis LLP when it acquired the Mexican assets of InterGen Services Inc. for $1.256 billion in April 2018, The Deal’s records show.


Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP said Gregory R. Hall joined the Denver office as a partner in the corporate group. Hall comes to the firm from DLA Piper LLP’s Phoenix office.

Among other deals, he was on the team that counseled Inventure Foods Inc. when C. Dean Metropoulos & Co.-backed Utz Quality Foods LLC acquired it for approximately $165.14 million in December 2017, The Deal’s records show.

“We are pleased to welcome Greg to Faegre Drinker, particularly during this exciting first month of our new firm,” co-chairs Thomas C. Froehle Jr. and Andrew C. Kassner said in a joint statement. On Feb. 1, Faegre Baker Daniels and Drinker Biddle & Reath combined to create Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, with more than 1,300 attorneys, consultants and professionals across 22 locations.


K&L Gates LLP welcomed Myla R. Reizen as a partner in its global health care practice in Miami. Reizen joins from Foley & Lardner LLP.

K&L also said Christopher Bellavia joined as a corporate partner in Seattle. Bellavia recently served as general counsel and corporate secretary for Bulletproof 360 Inc.

The firm also announced it elected 41 partners, effective March 1. They include:

In Boston: Jon-Luc Dupuy, Luke Reid, and Robert Tammero

In Charleston, S.C.: Tara Sullivan

In Charlotte, N.C.: Leah Baucom. Among other deals, she was on the team that counseled Joe Hudson’s Collision Center Inc. when TSG Consumer Partners LLC acquired a majority stake in it from Carousel Capital Partners LLP in September 2019.

In Chicago: Alexis Crawford Douglas and Katherine Staba. Among other deals, Douglas was on the team that counseled CVC Capital Partners Ltd.-backed VelocityEHS when it acquired ChemTel Inc. in April 2019, The Deal’s records show. Among other deals, Saba was on the team that counseled PayneGroup Inc. when Bridgepoint Advisers Group Ltd.-backed BigHand Ltd. acquired it in November 2019, The Deal’s records show.

In Dallas: Jonathan Vance

In Harrisburg, Pa.: Thomas DeCesar and Tad Macfarlan. Among other deals, Macfarlan was on the team that counseled Brightstar Capital Partners LP-backed QualTek USA LLC when it acquired Aerial Wireless Services LLC in October 2019, The Deal’s records show.

In Houston: Edmundo de la Fuente

In New York: Heather Horowitz and Amy Ironmonger. Ironmonger was on the team that counseled PSP Capital Partners LLC and Erie Street Capital when they have invested an undisclosed sum in 3Q Digital Inc. in May 2019, The Deal’s records show.

In Irvine, Calif., Jason Dreibelbis and Brian Novak. Among other deals he worked on while an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Dreibelbis was on the team that counseled Quidel Corp. when it acquired the Triage business and B-type Naturietic Peptide (BNP) assay business from Alere Inc. for $400 million in October 2017, The Deal’s records show.

In Pittsburgh: Katherine Gafner, Ragae Ghabrail, and David Osipovich

In Portland, Ore.: Brandy Sargent; among other deals, she was on the team that counseled Vigor Industrial LLC when an investor group including Carlyle Group LP and Stellex Capital Management LP have acquired it for an undisclosed sum in October 2019, The Deal’s records show.

In Raleigh, N.C.: Leann Walsh; among other deals, Walsh was on the team that counseled Fresh Dining Concepts LLC when an investor group including Boathouse Capital LP and Green Shoot Partners acquired it from Capitala Investment Advisors LLC in December 2019, The Deal’s records show.

In Research Triangle Park, N.C.: John H. Lawrence, Steven Pine, and Leah Richardson.

In San Francisco: Jas Dhillon and Jeremy McLaughlin

In Seattle: Jonathan Miner, Catherine Smith, Harold Storey, and Elizabeth Weiskopf. Among other deals, Miner was on the team that counseled Anheuser-Busch Co. LLC when it agreed to acquire Craft Brew Alliance Inc. for $221.02 million in November 2019, The Deal’s records show. Among other deals, Smith was on the team that counseled Beatty Marketing & Sales LLC when Aspen Surgical Products Inc. acquired it in December 2019, The Deal’s records show.