Tom has spent 30 years investing private equity and advising family offices, funds and corporations on private equity investments and cross-border M&A, largely across Central and Eastern Europe. Early in his career, Frater worked for two European family offices (Brennikmeijer & DeBenedetti) focused on retail apparel and printing/ packaging consolidation strategies. He later moved to Shanghai, China where he established his own private equity fund (TigerPack Capital) and later took over the cosmetic packaging division of Crown Holdings (Risdon International). In 2010 he established Hussar & Co., where most of his work is on buy-side investments for funds such as Starwood Capital listed corporations such as IMMOFINANZ AG. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, speaks English, German and Hungarian and is currently based in Zug, Switzerland.
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