Clearwater International has advised MCH Private Equity, one of Spain’s largest independent private equity houses, on the acquisition of a shareholding in Grupo Brasmar (Brasmar), a leading Portuguese frozen seafood company.
Brasmar is a fast-growing company based in Portugal, with a significant presence in Italy, Brazil and Spain. The business expects to generate revenues in excess of €150m over the course of 2016.
The investment from MCH Private Equity in Brasmar will support the international expansion of the company and enable the continued development of innovative equipment and products.
Clearwater International advised MCH Private Equity, led by partners Miquel Martí and José Lemos, with support from associate director Afonso Lima and analyst Artur Pereira.
Sergio Silva, CEO, Grupo Brasmar commented: “We have very high expectations of the future involvement of MCH Private Equity in Brasmar. For Brasmar it is a very important step in the internationalisation of the company, and we hope to have opportunities to acquire other companies to increase the value of the Group.”
Andrés Peláez, Senior Partner, MCH Private Equity added: “In a few years the excellent team of Brasmar has delivered the largest growth in its sector in southern Europe, while maintaining a great diversification of customers, products and suppliers. With our participation we hope to further increase the geographical diversification of the company, accelerate organic growth and strengthen its position as a consolidator in the industry.”
Miquel Martí, Partner, Clearwater International said: “There is a great opportunity for MCH Private Equity to leverage its significant experience in expanding local champions internationally into Brasmar. We wish both teams great success in their joint endeavour.”