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Michael H. Banu

Michael H. Banu / Vice President


Michael Banu joined Castanea in 2014. Prior to Castanea, Michael was the Vice President of Strategic Planning at LittleMissMatched, a children’s specialty retailer and a portfolio company of Catterton Partners, a consumer-focused middle market private equity firm. Prior to LittleMissMatched, Michael was a Senior Associate at Catterton Partners where he evaluated and executed investments across multiple consumer and retail categories. Previously, Michael also worked in the Consumer & Retail investment banking group of J.P.Morgan.

Michael received his MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BS in Business Management, magna cum laude, from Babson College.

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Press Releases

  • Castanea Partners announces investment in Yasso

    JANUARY 2018 - Castanea Partners confirmed today that it has made an investment in Yasso, a leading frozen dessert brand offering "better-for-you" Greek frozen yogurt novelties and pints.

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  • Castanea waits nearly a year to confirm investment in Yasso

    JAN 2018 - Castanea's investment in Yasso closed in March 2017"

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