Investment industry veterans Marc Pinto and Gregory D. Johnson announce the creation of Jove Island Capital


ISLE OF JUPITER, Florida., April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Marc Pinto and Gregory D. Johnson are pleased to announce the formation of Jove Island Capital, a private equity firm focused on growing branded consumer products, particularly in the food and beverage space.

With over 60 years of combined experience in the consumer sector, the Jove Island Capital team helps companies realize their global ambitions. MM. Pinto and Johnson will serve as co-CEOs and directors. Mr. Pinto was a portfolio manager at Janus Henderson Investors for 26 years. Mr. Johnson is the former Director/Portfolio Manager of Capital Research & Mgmt Co, with over 27 years of investment experience in a variety of consumer-related sectors. Martin Solomonformerly of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC, will serve as Senior Vice President.

“We started our company with a simple mission: to help owners of leading consumer brands realize their vision,” said Mr. Pinto. “We are passionate about working with proven management teams to help strong brands accelerate their growth while simultaneously creating attractive returns for our investors.”

Attractive competitive dynamics and opportunities to benefit from secular shifts in consumer behavior, including shifting consumer demographics, consumer buying habits, and shifting consumer preferences, have created a compelling argument in favor of consumer investment. Jove Island Capital partners with founding owners and management teams to achieve the next phase of business growth.

“We are delighted and honored to have a team of industry leaders make up our Board of Special Advisors,” Johnson said. “Our collective experience, knowledge, resources and professional connections around the world will be critical in helping management teams scale their businesses, drive growth and increase profitability.”

The Jove Island Board of Special Advisors includes:

  • Alan D. WilsonRetired Executive Chairman, President and CEO of McCormick & Company Inc.
  • Eric KatzmanCo-Chief Investment Officer and Partner at Rockingstone Advisors
  • John Yaminformer CEO of ARYZTA Americas
  • Juliet Hickmanformer investment analyst and investor for Capital World Investors, part of The Capital Group Companies
  • Michalis Imellos, non-executive director of Coca-Cola HBC Finance BV
  • Rebecca MessinaSenior Advisor at McKinsey & Co
  • Ronald Hopkinsonformer partner at Cooley LLP

More information about Jove Island Capital can be found at

SOURCE Capital of the island of Jove


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