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

Industry Specialization

We have deep experience in Beverage Alcohol and Personal Care 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 Personal Care 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

Our Services

Advisory

  • Sell-side advisory for Beverage Alcohol and Personal Care companies in the U.S.
  • Focus on high-growth, culturally relevant Consumer brands
  • Transact primarily with the world’s leading brand marketers
  • $100 million average transaction size

Capital

  • Growth Capital for premium, high-growth Consumer brands in the U.S.
  • Invest in founders and brands capable of innovating large and growing categories with robust margins
  • Invest with leading Consumer CEOs who provide brand and channel insights along with strategic relationships
  • $3 - $10 million investments

Experience

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Our Team

Jeff
Menashe

CEO

Jeff is the founder and CEO of Demeter Group, a financial advisory and investment firm focused exclusively on high-growth, culturally relevant Consumer 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 billion. Jeff graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Economics; he is also an alumnus of the Thacher School.

Steve
Chan

Managing Director

Steve has 25 years of executive experience that spans Consumer Packaged Goods in both Start-Ups and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to DG Capital, Steve spent 12 years at Clorox where he led marketing and innovation for brands such as Brita, Glad, 409 and Pine-Sol. Steve also led Clorox's M&A and corporate strategy efforts in Personal Care as the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. Steve earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Marc
Levit

Associate

Marc has over three years of investment banking and corporate development advisory experience. Prior to DG Capital, Marc worked at Demeter Group, where he advised on transactions with a total value exceeding $500 million. Marc graduated with a B.A. in Economics and Communication of Science and Technology from Vanderbilt 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 eight years experience providing high-level administrative support to senior executives in corporate risk management and contingency planning advisory firms throughout Western Europe. She holds a B.A. from the University of Minnesota.

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