Széchenyi 2020

Thomas PB Frater

Tom has spent 25 years investing private equity and advising funds and corporations on investments, corporate financings, as well as cross-border M&A in emerging markets. Prior to founding Hussar & Co. in New York, he advised and transacted middle-market buy-outs in China and North America, including leading the carve-out of a $ 150 million division of a US blue-chip. In addition, he has helped manage real estate and private equity investments for two major family offices.

Private equity executive with 30-year family office, M&A, corporate, and real estate finance experience. Strategic thinker with strong entrepreneurial leadership skills and motivated, risk-adjusted profile seeking to restructure, reposition, rationalize, or grow businesses’ free cash flow organically, through M&A or other operating efficiency gains. Extensive experience negotiating, financing, and acquiring industrial companies, commercial real estate and other corporate and/or real assets in markets across North America (US, MX, CA), Europe (DE, AT, CH, CZ, PL) and Asia (CN).


  • 2010 – Present Hussar & Co., Llc. – Real estate and Corporate Finance Advisory
  • 2004 – 2010 Tea House Partners, Ltd. – Private equity investment into global packaging industry
  • 1999 – 2003 MacDermid, Inc. – MBI in graphic & packaging related industries
  • 1994 – 1999 TigerPack Capital Ltd. – China-focused packaging fund
  • 1989 – 1994 Cofinec – PwC – Vienna/Budapest based private equity and corporate finance
  • 1987 – 1989 Amcena – Brenninkmeyer Family Office

Studies, further education

  • University of Pennsylvania
    History & Economics, BA

Professional experience

  • Private equity - real apparel, printing/packaging, real estate
  • Real estate finance - public and private markets
  • M&A - public and private acqusitions, divestments
  • Manufacturing - corporate acquisiton, restructuring, lean manufacturing principles

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