We invest in companies whose breakthroughs will accelerate the world’s food ecosystem transformation


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.

People, Brand
& Scale.

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 Funds

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

Notable Investments



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.

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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.

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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.

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