Nexxus Capital acquires IRCC from International Meal Company Alimentação, S.A.

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(Press Release) The transaction includes La Mansión, Gino’s, Casa Ávila, Bistrot Mosaico and Champs Elysees. Read more

Fund Joins Fast-Food Chains in Holding with 330 Points (em português)

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(SBVC) Brazil’s G5 Evercore has announced the creation of Halipar Holding, which will merge restaurant chains Griletto, Montana, Jinjin and My Sandwich and give a 30% stake to the firm. Read more

Aqua Capital Completes Third Deal & Acquires a Majority Stake in GeneSeas

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(PEHub) GeneSeas has units in the states of Sao Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul. The GeneSeas transaction marks the third deal closed by Aqua Capital in 2015. Read more

Hortifruti Buys São Paulo Rival Natural da Terra (em portuguêse)

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(Valor Econômico) Brazilian food retailer Hortifruti has just acquired rival firm Natural da Terra. This transaction is waiting for approval from Brazil’s Economic Defense Administrative Committee (CADE). Hortifruti was backed in 2010 by Bozano Investimentos, which is currently trying to sell a 35% stake it has in this firm. Read more

H.I.G. Capital Portfolio Company Creme Mel Acquires Zeca’s Sorvetes

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(Press Release) H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with more than US$17b of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company Creme Mel Sorvetes (“Creme Mel”), the largest ice cream company in the Midwest, has acquired Zeca’s Sorvetes (“Zeca’s”), the largest Brazilian ice cream company in the Northeast. Read more

Tribeca Fully Exits Bogota Beer Company

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(Press Release) Colombian private equity fund manager Tribeca successfully led the recent sale of Bogota Beer Company, “BBC”, Colombia’s leading craft brewer and pub operator, to AmBev, a leading brewer in Latin America. Read more

Aqua Capital Announces Investment in Grand Cru, a Wine Store Retailer in Brazil

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(Press Release) Aqua Capital, a private equity fund focusing on medium-sized agribusiness, food, and logistics companies in Brazil and the Southern Cone has just acquired a majority stake in Grand Cru, Brazil’s largest wine retailer. Read more

Confrapar Invests R$3m in ChefsClub (em português)

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(Startupi) Confrapar, an investment firm specializing in technology business, concluded negotiations to invest in ChefsClub, a major gastronomy player in Brazil. Chefsclub connects more than 100,000 customers with 1200 restaurants in 20 cities. Read more

Gerbera Capital Venture Equity Invests in Taco Holding, S.A.P.I. (en español)

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(Press Release) Gerbera Capital Venture Equity Fund completed an investment in Taco Holding. Taco Holding is a business promoted by Nexxus Capital and master franchise operator in Mexico and Latin America of Krispy Kreme, Sbarro. Its brands include Sixties Burger, Cafe Diletto, Arrachera House, Neve Gelato, Nunnys, Taco Inn and Farolito with roughly 500 units in Mexico, Central America and Colombia. Read more

Carlos Wizard Martins Acquires Franchise Network Mundo Verde (em português)

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(Exame) Axxon Group has sold Mundo Verde, Brazil’s largest organic products retailer, to business man Carlos Wizard Martins. Financial details were not disclosed and the transaction is still pending regulatory approval from CADE. Read more