The Power List 2017: Jon Owsley

January 24, 2017

Catterton — the private-equity firm known for investing in emerging fast-casual brands — kicked off 2016 with a new name, L Catterton, following a merger with the French investment firm L Capital, part of LVMH. 

L Catterton then continued to do what it does best: Invest in growth concepts. 

The firm, guided by managing partner Jonathan Owsley, has been among the most aggressive investors in emerging restaurant brands in recent years, leading a major trend in which such firms tap smaller chains. Last year was no different.

Among L Catterton’s investments was Velvet Taco, which opened in Dallas in 2011