Financial advisors to and investors in high‑growth, culturally relevant Consumer brands

Industry Specialization

We have deep experience in Beverage Alcohol and Beauty with premium brands utilizing innovation to transform large categories

Patience

We partner with entrepreneurs years before a transaction because we understand that brand building requires patience to refine positioning through testing & learning and to develop community advocacy

Strategic Guidance

We bring our deep understanding of proven business models within your industry to help you navigate the challenges of rapid growth so you make the right strategic decisions at the right time

Corporate Development Mindset

We draw upon our roots and relationships as corporate development advisors to help you generate “quality” growth that maximizes exit value and strategic options

We have deep experience in Beverage Alcohol and Beauty with premium brands utilizing innovation to transform large categories

We partner with entrepreneurs years before a transaction because we understand that brand building requires patience to refine positioning through testing & learning and to develop community advocacy

We bring our deep understanding of proven business models within your industry to help you navigate the challenges of rapid growth so you make the right strategic decisions at the right time

We draw upon our roots and relationships as corporate development advisors to help you generate “quality” growth that maximizes exit value and strategic options

What We Do

M&A Advisory

  • Sell-side advisory for Beverage Alcohol and Beauty brands in the U.S.
  • Transact primarily with the world’s leading brand marketers
  • $150 million average transaction size

Growth Investing

  • Provide Growth Capital for premium Beverage Alcohol brands in the U.S.
  • $5 - $25 million minority stake investments

What We've Done

Our Team

Jeff
Menashe

CEO

Jeff is the founder and CEO of Demeter Group, a merchant bank focused exclusively on premium Beverage Alcohol and Beauty brands. Jeff has 19 years of Consumer investment banking and corporate development advisory experience and has advised on transactions with a total value exceeding $3.5 billion. Jeff graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Economics; he is also an alumnus of the Thacher School.

Marc
Levit

Vice President

Marc has over five years of investment banking and corporate development advisory experience with Demeter Group, where he has advised on transactions with a total value exceeding $600 million. Marc graduated with a B.A. in Economics and Communication of Science and Technology from Vanderbilt University.

Kevin
Raesly

Associate

Kevin has over four years of investment banking experience advising Consumer companies on M&A. Prior to Demeter Group, Kevin was an investment banker with North Point Advisors. He has advised on transactions with a total value exceeding $2.5 billion. Kevin has a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management with a specialization in finance from Cornell University.

Jodi
Korb

Controller

Jodi has over 20 years of management and financial analysis experience in the public and private sectors. Prior to Demeter Group, Jodi worked at the Congressional Budget Office, Laguna Research Associates, and as a consultant providing financial and accounting services to businesses and organizations. Jodi has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. from the University of Minnesota.

JeriAnn
Graves

Executive Assistant to CEO

JeriAnn has ten years experience providing high-level administrative support to senior executives in corporate risk management and contingency planning advisory firms. She holds a B.A. from the University of Minnesota.

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