VMG Partners, an investor in consumer product companies in the lower middle market, has promoted Wayne Wu to Principal. “As we continue to grow and build our firm we are pleased to strengthen the management team by promoting from within our existing group of talented professionals,” said Michael Mauzé, a Managing Director of VMG.
Mr. Wu joined VMG in 2008 as an Associate with experience in transactions, operations, and accounting. Since then, he has worked on transactions across the firm’s investment focus, including in the food, beverage, pet and household products, lifestyle, and personal care sectors. He was promoted to Vice President in 2010. As is typical for senior members of the firm, he is involved in originating new investment opportunities, due diligence on new business opportunities, structuring transactions, and working with partner companies. Prior to joining VMG, he was CFO and Vice President of Corporate Development for Thomason Autogroup. He also was an investment banker with RBC Capital Markets, and he began his career as an associate at Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Wu currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mighty Leaf Tea, Speck Products, and BabyGanics. He received his B.S.C. from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University and is a licensed CPA in the State of California.
“Since Wayne joined the firm he has been closely involved with a breadth of transactions across industries and played a leading role in our most recent investment in BabyGanics,” said Mr. Mauzé. “He has worked closely with the management teams of our portfolio companies to build stronger and more enduring businesses and also served as a mentor to his colleagues. We are pleased with his progress within our organization and recognize his contributions with this promotion.”
VMG Partners invests in branded consumer products companies in the lower middle market. Targeted industries include food, beverage, wellness, pet and household products, personal care and lifestyle brands. The firm is has offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA (www.vmgpartners.com).
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