An investment firm focused on private equity in the food and agribusiness industries
Prairie Knoll LLC invests in businesses across the food and agriculture value chain.
Prairie Knoll LLC is interested in cash flow positive businesses with good long term prospects, and typically interested in firms with $2 million to $10 million of EBITDA.
How We Operate
Prairie Knoll LLC operates as an independent sponsor of buyouts, and takes a thoughtful and collaborative approach to investing.
Mark Swenson, founder, is an experienced institutional investor responsible for successfully managing a team of investment professionals with accountability for over $60 billion of assets across a wide array of asset classes for Thrivent Financial, a Fortune 500 diversified financial services organization. Assets included a multi-billion dollar private equity portfolio that invested in private equity funds, and also directly in private businesses through a co-investment program.
Earlier in his career Mark worked for Prudential Financial, for a predecessor to Wells Fargo, and also in a financial position at Abbott Laboratories.
Mark received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Minnesota, graduated with distinction; and an MBA from Northwestern University; graduated with distinction. He is also a CFA charterholder.