What is Fenwick?
We build brands with character
Fenwick invests exclusively in Consumer Packaged Goods companies that have strong, high-potential brands but require capital, strategy or operational expertise to grow. We look at potential portfolio companies holistically and take a diligent approach to our capital, both human and financial. With that in mind, we look for companies that seek a partner, not just an investor.
Our investment team and operating partners have over 100 combined years of industry and management expertise. Our experience ranges across diverse categories including Food & Beverage, Household Cleaning, Pet Products, Beauty & Personal Care, Health & Wellness and Lawn & Garden. We deeply understand the key value levers in each unique consumer category and what it takes to scale brands.
We build regional brands with character
Along with supplying the optimal capital and strategic leadership, companies within our portfolio have access to a broader team of blue chip industry advisors who provide expertise which smaller brands may not have access to through normal investment options. From branding, marketing, and merchandising; to operations, sales and distribution strategies – we have the human capital necessary to nurture and grow brands to their full potential. And we maintain a smaller portfolio so we can do so.
FAMILY BUSINESS EXPERIENCE:
Our leadership has personal history in family-owned and closely-held businesses.
We have a personal depth of understanding of being an operator having been operators ourselves. We look for and extract value at all levels, not just within set measurements.
We bring blue-chip industry experience building brands but also know how to leverage it at the small brand level with national distribution growth and innovation.
We maintain a limited portfolio so we can work directly with you to build your business; our goal is to be the best partner for small brands in the CPG space both operationally and financially.
We bring to bear deep retail relationships with the right people and the right entities to make retail brands successful.
We’re able to apply back of house operational support and a solid foundation to our brands so they can collectively benefit from the greater whole.
ACCESS TO CAPITAL:
We have the extensive financial resources needed to fund brands poised for significant growth.
We hold ourselves accountable for the success of the brands we serve. We put it on the line. Every day.
We give back to the communities in which operate. We believe in being good citizens.
We believe in the American Dream. We believe good brands have the ability to be transformative. We prize smart business thinking.
We are entrusted with the life work of our clients. Our business is built on trust.
We have families, and we are a work family. We never forget why we do what we do.
We respect each other. We respect our partners. We respect the brands we serve.