Daily News: April 1, 2015

Clear Thinking Group, Threadstone Form Partnership

Clear Thinking Group is forming a strategic partnership with Threadstone Advisors in order to expand its portfolio of services to include M&A advisory and capital procurement. Working collaboratively with Threadstone will allow Clear Thinking Group to deepen its existing specialization for consumer product and retail companies, providing a broader reach in areas such as financial advisory, sell-side and buy-side execution and debt and equity capital raises.

The two firms possess highly complementary capabilities, allowing clients to benefit from Clear Thinking Group’s expertise in business performance enhancement, as well as Threadstone’s strengths in areas such as strategic advisory, capital markets and M&A.

Stuart Kessler, president of Clear Thinking Group, expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration. “The partnership with Threadstone allows us to package our services in ways frequently sought by our clientele, and to offer the full array of capabilities needed to realize their full potential.”

Billy Susman, Threadstone’s founder, shared Kessler’s optimism: “Specialization in the industry and depth of expertise make a huge difference to our clients. Through our partnership with Clear Thinking Group, we can now offer both a path to achieving performance improvement, along with access to the capital and strategic expertise to take retail and consumer product businesses to the next level.”

Clear Thinking will co-locate some of its professionals at Threadstone’s New York City’s offices, while maintaining its current New Jersey headquarters.

Clear Thinking Group has provided financial and operationally oriented, consulting services to the consumer product and retail sectors for over 14 years. The firm’s partners and managing directors have decades of operating experience in the consumer product, retail, temporary staffing and distribution industries.

Threadstone Advisors is an independent firm providing advisory and debt and equity capital procurement services primarily to clients in the retail and consumer brands industries.