Benjamin Tuttman

Principal at Castanea Partners, Inc.

Benjamin Tuttman

Benjamin Tuttman

Principal at Castanea Partners, Inc.

Biography

Presently, Ben Tuttman is Principal at Castanea Partners, Inc. In his past career Mr. Tuttman held the position of Associate at AEA Investors LP and Consultant at LEK Consulting, Inc. Mr. Tuttman received an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Former Operating Partner at Castanea Partners, Inc.

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Managing Partner at MarketspaceNext LLC

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Co-Founder at Castanea Partners, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Castanea Partners, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Castanea Partners, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer at Castanea Partners, Inc.

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Benjamin Tuttman
Principal at Castanea Partners, Inc.
Education
B.A. in Economics & Political Science, magna cum laude
Class of 2004

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Career History
Strategy Consultant
Prior - 2005

L.E.K. Consulting, Inc. provides business strategy consulting services. It offers strategy, finance, marketing and sales, operations, and transaction services including business unit strategy, brand management, pricing, alliances and joint ventures, product development, corporate transformation, and operations design. It serves the defense, energy, health, building and construction, aerospace, media, retail, and telecommunications industries.

Principal
2011 - ?

Castanea Partners invests in small and middle-market companies located in the US with revenues from $10 - 150 million. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of beauty & personal care, direct-to-consumer, food & beverage, multi unit consumer services, performance and enthusiast. It provides financing for traditional managed buyouts, sales of private companies, acquisition capital raises, operationally challenged companies and growth equity with an investment size ranging from $15 - $150 million. It considers majority as well as minority investments.

Vice President
2006 - 2011

AEA Investors primarily focuses on three investment strategies: Buyouts of middle-market companies, Buyouts of companies at the smaller end of the middle-market and Private Debt (mezzanine & senior debt) investments.The AEA middle-market team makes controlling investments in businesses headquartered in North America and Europe with EBITDA of $25 million -$250 million enterprise values between $250 million and $2.5 billion and equity investment size of $300 million- $400 million. They focus on well-defined sectors include: value-added industrial products, specialty chemicals, consumer/retail and services.The AEA small business team focuses on making leveraged buyout investments in businesses with enterprise values between $250 million and $2500 million. They focus on companies with EBITDA ranging from $25 million to $250 million and invest up to $50 million.The AEA Private Debt team invests capital across two middle market strategies – mezzanine and senior debt. AEA Mezzanine Funds invest in mezzanine debt and make equity co-investments in companies across a wide range of industries and transactions including leveraged and management buyouts, acquisitions, refinancings and growth opportunities. They focus on companies with minimum EBITDA of $10 million and make minimum investment of $10 million. The AEA Middle Market Debt Funds invest primarily in first lien senior secured debt in companies across a wide range of industries and transactions. They look to partner with lead arrangers of senior secured financings and private equity sponsors to help finance transactions. They focus on companies with minimum EBITDA of $10 million and make investment in the range of $10 million to $35 million.

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TEAM Academy Charter School is a free, open enrollment, college-preparatory public school dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and life.

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2009

StreetWise Partners transforms the lives of disadvantaged, low-income individuals by helping them realize their career potential.StreetWise Partners’ objectives include the following: Eliminate the gap between an individual’s potential and his/her current position; Expose individuals to people from different cultures and backgrounds to encourage a deeper understanding of our local communities; Develop leaders in the private sector who have a keen understanding of and commitment to service to their community; and equip trainees to move into better, higher paying jobs with opportunities for advancement.

Other Affiliations

Benjamin Tuttman is affiliated with LEK Consulting, Inc., Castanea Partners, Inc., AEA Investors LP

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