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General Atlantic appoints head of global retail and consumer sector

Andrew Crawford has joined General Atlantic (GA) as a managing director based in New York. 

He will lead GA’s global investment activity in the retail and consumer sector.
General Atlantic’s most recent investments in this sector include Tory Burch and AND Designs.
“We are pleased to welcome Andy to our global team and to lead our efforts in the retail and consumer sector,” says William Ford, CEO of General Atlantic. “Andy’s investing acumen, retail and consumer expertise and leadership qualities will be a significant addition to our team.”
Crawford says: “I have long admired General Atlantic and its long-term, value-added approach to building great companies. GA’s global footprint and team of highly experienced professionals will be very attractive for retail and consumer companies looking to expand beyond their native borders into developed as well as emerging economies. I am thrilled to be joining GA’s dynamic team at this exciting time.” 
Crawford joins GA from Advent International, where he has been a principal focused on retail and consumer investments. He led or co-led and served on the board of directors of a number of Advent investments including Bojangles, Charlotte Russe, and Five Below. He also worked with lululemon athletica and Shoes For Crews. Crawford joined Advent in 2003.   

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