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Steven Berg

Steven T. Berg / Managing Partner


Steve joined Castanea as a Partner at the firm’s launch in 2002. He has over 15 years of private equity experience in consumer products and retail brands.

Prior to joining Castanea, Steve was an investment professional at Bain Capital, a leading private equity firm. While at Bain Capital, Steve worked on a variety of new investments in addition to having significant operational involvement with Bain Capital portfolio companies. His experience at Bain Capital included transactions and operational involvement with Domino's Pizza, Sealy Mattress, totes-Isotoner, Wesley-Jessen, Mattress Discounters, Bentley's Luggage, and several other companies.

Prior to Bain Capital, Steve was a consultant with Bain & Company, a leading strategy consulting firm. At Bain & Company he served clients in consumer products, retail and manufacturing.

Steve received an MBA from The Wharton School of business, where he was a Palmer Scholar. He received a B.S. Engineering, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan.

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Press Releases

  • Castanea Partners announces investment in Tatcha

    OCTOBER 2017 - Castanea Partners announced today that it has made a minority investment in Tatcha, a luxury skincare brand with a collection of products inspired by timeless Japanese beauty rituals.

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Media Coverage

  • Thymes Fraiser Fir featured on StarTribune

    DEC 2017 - "Not in a million years did we think it would be as successful as it has been"

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  • Q&A with Partner at Castanea Partners, Tim Burke

    NOV 2017

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