McWin is a private investment ﬁrm founded by Henry McGovern and Steven K. Winegar partnering with exceptional founders and CEOs daring sustainable disruption, principally in the food service and food technology sectors.
Connecting the food ecosystem:
Capital, entrepreneurs, brands and technology, delivering a more sustainable future.
Leverage our entrepreneurial drive, strong food industry network, proven operational capabilities, belief in technology and love of building businesses to be the partner of choice for founders, investors and management teams.
We are committed to create long term value to the companies by focusing on People, Brand & Scale
Focus on growth-stage investment opportunities
Robust approach to due diligence and opportunities vetting process
Growing restaurant portfolio of more than 1,500 premier locations
Leadership team of 30+ professionals
"Our goal is to adapt QSR in Germany to changing customer preferences and reach new target groups with new restaurant concepts, a better digital experience, and by expanding our market leadership in vegetarian and vegan offerings. We are happy that with McWin we have attracted one of the most experienced investors in the QSR sector. Together, we will drive this transformation of Burger King® in Germany even faster, while scaling our business significantly."
CEO, Burge King Germany
"To make a big impact and challenge the existing food system, you need like-minded partners who share your ambition. After several years of looking for the right partner for our growing premium bakery, I think we found it with McWin. We agree on some basic principles - making good food and vertical integration is worth the effort, getting bigger and better is possible with the right mindset and building businesses that improve the future is important to society, lots of fun and absolutely necessary."
"Our aim is to reimagine and reestablish VAPIANO for the next generation of consumers. McWin has the track record and ecosystem in place that goes hand-in-hand with our brand. We are about purpose, with freshness and craftmanship on display. We have a digital first mindset to flex into different markets offline and online to provide the right experience at the right time. We look forward to growing as part of this exceptional portfolio of Food Service and food tech companies."
"With McWin and the great experience of the extraordinary entrepreneurial personalities Henry McGovern and Steve Winegar, we will make dean&david the No. 1 healthy food brand in Europe. "
Founder, Dean & David
"UPSIDE has reached a historic inflection point, moving from R&D to commercialization. Our team at UPSIDE continues to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges in our mission to make our favourite food a force for good. Working in partnership with our world-class coalition of investors, we're excited to bring delicious, sustainable, and humane meat to consumers around the world."
CEO, Upside Foods
"MENU is thrilled to be working closely with McWin's portfolio restaurant brands to provide digital experiences to franchise partners and their guests to facilitate order processes encompassing new order types, to enhance guest loyalty and engagement as well as to automate delivery processes. We are particularly impressed by McWin's "digital first" strategy, which is highly symbiotic with MENU's holistic digital strategy to revolutionize restaurant experiences."
Karl Heinz Koch
"We chose McWin because of their deep knowledge of the food ecosystem, their global perspective, and what it takes to build long-term focused, multi-generational companies that will fundamentally reshape the world for the better. And that's the kind of company The EVERY Company is."
CEO, The EVERY Company
"We seek partnerships with leading investors deploying capital in unstoppable trends transforming the food and sustainability ecosystems. McWin provides not just this forward-thinking leadership, but a background of operating excellence and deep understanding of the nuts and bolts of complex businesses. And most importantly, the McWin team is a true believer in the quality and potential of Oishii's product."
"McWin is a Strategic investor for us. We value their passion for food, sustainability, and their deep QSR expertise."
In September 2021, our team launched a €250mn food ecosystem fund, covering food service & technology. McWin Food Ecosystem I (‘McWin FEF I’), closing in Q4- ‘22 and is almost fully invested, with headroom for some follow on.
McWin FEF I has invested in leading food services brands, such as Burger King, Vapiano and Gails, and within the food technology allocation, the fund has invested in category leaders in teh alternative protein, sustainable packaging and vertical farming space.
McWin is raising a dedicated food technology fund, McWin Food Tech Fund, targeting EUR 250 mn to invest in leading growth-stage companies in key food technology verticals globally, with a focus on Europe and North America
The McWin team has recently closed a EUR 525m restaurant fund, the McWin Restaurant Fund, which will exclusively invest in large premier foodservice opportunities with a focus on Europe. By growing our brand portfolio, this fund will further our leadership and competitive edge in the EU restaurant sector
Menu developed an advanced, holistic, and integrated digital omnichannel platform enabling restaurant brands to offer guest self-order, pay incentive & engagement. They are one of the most important providers for global restaurant brands on the market.
Footprint, a global material science technology company focused on creating a healthier planet through the design, development and advanced manufacturing of plant-based biodegradable, compostable and recyclable solutions to replace single- and short-term use plastics.
Burger King Germany
Burger King Germany (FEF I) is an iconic global burger concept. With the scale of 750+ restaurants in Germany, it is the #2 quick service brand in one of the most attractive QSR markets worldwide. The exclusive master franchise and development agreement grants the company the sole rights for development and sub-franchising of Burger King across the entire German market.