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Tiffany Hagge

Seasoned Private Equity Executive

Dallas, TX, USA

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Tiffany’s Biography

Tiffany K. Hagge is a seasoned Private Equity dealmaker, having originated, led and played key roles in transactions totaling over ~$25bn in enterprise value across multiple investment platforms. She recently left BDT Capital Partners to launch her own buyout firm.

At BDT, Tiffany was the Dallas-based Partner and Chief Operating Officer of the Investment Committee. She played a lead role in originating control transactions including Whataburger, MJH Life Sciences, Balcan Innovations and Rather Outdoors where she managed the deal teams and served on the company boards. Tiffany also led the debt financing practice for all BDT portfolio companies.

Prior to joining BDT, Tiffany spent nearly a decade at Goldman Sachs, including playing an integral role in the Merchant Banking Division's investment into Bass Pro to take private Cabela’s and the divestiture of Cabela’s banking assets to Capital One. Tiffany began her career at CPPIB in the Private Investments group, where she worked on notable acquisitions including the carve out acquisition of Macquarie Infrastructure Communications...
Tiffany K. Hagge is a seasoned Private Equity dealmaker, having originated, led and played key roles in transactions totaling over ~$25bn in enterprise value across multiple investment platforms. She recently left BDT Capital Partners to launch her own buyout firm.

At BDT, Tiffany was the Dallas-based Partner and Chief Operating Officer of the Investment Committee. She played a lead role in originating control transactions including Whataburger, MJH Life Sciences, Balcan Innovations and Rather Outdoors where she managed the deal teams and served on the company boards. Tiffany also led the debt financing practice for all BDT portfolio companies.

Prior to joining BDT, Tiffany spent nearly a decade at Goldman Sachs, including playing an integral role in the Merchant Banking Division's investment into Bass Pro to take private Cabela’s and the divestiture of Cabela’s banking assets to Capital One. Tiffany began her career at CPPIB in the Private Investments group, where she worked on notable acquisitions including the carve out acquisition of Macquarie Infrastructure Communications Group and the take private of Tomkins Plc.

In 2021, Tiffany was named to Private Equity International’s “Future 40 Leaders” as a top dealmaker, where she was described as a “superstar” by her industry peers. Tiffany’s performance stems from her disciplined focus on change management throughout the investment cycle, high touch and deep relationships with portfolio company management and boards, and values driven approach to building teams and driving outcomes. In addition to her work in private equity, Tiffany currently serves as a member of the Owners Advisory Board of the NHL Dallas Stars and the President’s Advisory Board of UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Tiffany graduated from Dartmouth College with BA’s in Philosophy and Psychology. While at Dartmouth, she was captain of the Women’s Varsity ice hockey team and was previously a member of the US Women’s National team.
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Tiffany’s Newsfeed

Businesswire
MJH Life Sciences™ Announces Long-Term Partnership with BDT Capital Partners

Tiffany Hagge says the investment demonstrates BDT’s commitment to partnering with and investing in excellent family businesses that have talented workers, strong cultures, loyal customers, and in this instance, provide a service of critical importance to the healthcare community.

 

Restaurant Business Magazine
Whataburger Names Ed Nelson CEO

BDT Partner and Whataburger Board Member Tiffany Hagge says that, despite the challenges created by COVID-19, Whataburger's sales are higher than ever, with restaurant teams achieving new levels of operational success, outpacing the industry.

 

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Tiffany’s Background

BDT Capital Partners
COO of the Investment Committee
Aug 2018 - 2022
BDT Finance Partners provides long-term, differentiated capital to founder- and family-led enterprises. Over US$18 billion has been raised across the firm's investment funds, and the firm has developed and oversees over US$6 billion in co-investments from a limited partner investor base spread across the globe.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Vice President – PIA
Sep 2010 - Aug 2018
New York, NY, USA
Goldman Sachs' Alternatives business is the main center for the firm's long-term principal investment activity. It invests in real estate, credit and equity. Previously known as Merchant Banking, PIA has invested across a variety of transaction types, regions, and businesses.
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Current Advisory Roles

Dallas Stars
Member of the Owners Advisory Board
Tiffany is a Member of the Owners Advisory Board of the Dallas Stars, a professional ice hockey team that competes in the NHL as a member of the Central Division in the Western Conference.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Member of the President’s Advisory Board
The President’s Advisory Board provides the UT Southwestern Medical Center administration and president with guidance on the challenges and opportunities faced by the institution across all three parts of its mission – research, education and clinical care.

Accreditation

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FINRA
Various Licenses
Washington, DC, USA
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the organization governing member exchange markets and brokerage firms. Tiffany holds Series 7, 63, 79, 86 and 87 licenses.

Awards & Endorsements

Private Equity International
Future 40 Leaders
2021
In 2021, Tiffany was named a top dealmaker in Private Equity International’s “Future 40 Leaders” list. Launched in 2001, PEI is the only global media outlet with a focus on the relationship between fund managers and investors in private equity.

Speaking Engagements

The Texas ACG Capital Connection
Panelist
Mar 2022
Tiffany has been invited to speak at the 18th Annual Texas ACG Capital Connection (TACC), the most significant debt capital and private equity event in Texas and other southern states.

Press Releases

Whataburger Positions Itself for the Future
Quoted
Jun 2019
BDT Managing Director Tiffany Hagge says the firm looks forward to working with Whataburger, a remarkable company and iconic brand with a rich legacy of family ownership, significant community involvement, talented and dedicated employees, devoted consumers, and a seasoned management team.

Tiffany’s Education

Dartmouth College
BA | Philosophy & Psychology
2002 - 2006