JMK Consumer Growth Partners makes growth capital investments in high-growth, branded consumer businesses. We have created a unique investment platform that enables us to identify exceptional entrepreneurs and founders and then use our experience and resources to serve as a value-added thought partner to them.
Beyond our capital investment, we make a significant time investment in each of our portfolio companies in order to help young consumer brands achieve ever-high levels of success and to maximize value for all shareholders.
JMK Consumer Growth Partners makes growth capital investments in high-growth, branded consumer businesses which have annual revenues of at least $2 million and are seeking capital investments up to $10 million. In addition, investment attributes that we seek include:
We are able to bring refined insights to companies because of our extensive network and the broad knowledge base we have developed. We have achieved this level of expertise as a result of our exclusive focus in the consumer space and the experience we have gained working hands-on with a variety of consumer brands. The combination of our network and our deep experience allows us to serve as a true value-added partner to entrepreneurs and founders.
John M. Kenney co-founded JMK Consumer Growth Partners in April 2014. John established the firm after recognizing that there was a significant unmet need for both capital and brand-building experience to support high-growth, early-stage consumer companies. John provides unique insights to companies given his deep consumer experience and currently serves as a Board Member of Babo Botanicals, Supergoop! and Corr-Jensen.
John has over 25 years of private equity experience and over 15 years of experience investing in consumer businesses exclusively. Prior to establishing JMK Consumer Growth Partners, John was a Partner at TSG Consumer Partners from 2008 to 2013 where he focused on non-control and control investments in the areas of food, beverage, beauty, fashion and luxury, restaurants and retail. Prior to joining TSG, he was a Partner at AEA Investors from 1999 to 2008 where he focused on control investments in the consumer space.
Sarah A. Woelfel co-founded JMK Consumer Growth Partners in April 2014. As a passionate consumer investor and equity builder, Sarah currently serves as a Board Observer for Babo Botanicals and Supergoop!.
Sarah has over 7 years of finance experience and over 2 years of experience investing in consumer businesses exclusively. Prior to co-founding JMK Consumer Growth Partners, Sarah was an Associate at Audax where she was a part of the mezzanine investment team. Prior to that, she was an Analyst at Deutsche Bank in the Leveraged Finance Group. Sarah received a B.A. in Economics and Classical Studies from Duke University.
Christine L. Holcomb joined JMK Consumer Growth Partners as a Brand Analyst in June 2016. Christine assists with deal sourcing, brand and market due diligence, deal execution and portfolio management.
Christine received her Bachelor of Arts from Furman University.
Michael C. Mamiye joined JMK Consumer Growth Partners as an Investment Analyst in June 2016. Michael assists with deal sourcing, due diligence, deal execution and portfolio management.
Michael received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Baruch College (Macaulay Honors Program).
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