GBS Finance advises KKR on the acquisition of MEDAC, a spanish group specialized in vocational training
ASM Industries is now part of CS Wind, the world’s largest wind tower manufacturer. The entry of CS Wind is part of the growth plan of ASM, as Adelino Costa Matos, CEO of the company, points out “a strategic step that allows us to continue our path of growth and consolidation in a very challenging and demanding industry”.
GBS acted as financial advisor to Tankiac on the sale of 51% stake to Global Dominion, leading provider of technological and engineering services
Asturiana de Laminados, operating under the elZinc brand, is planning the procedures to register its first €50 million bond issue programme in the alternative fixed income market (MARF). The funds will be aimed to repay debt and consolidate the corporation’s growth plan for the coming years.
Luiz Maia joins the Corporate Finance team, provinding more than 40 years of experience in Investment Banking. GBS Finance, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary, has about 370 operations advised to date and more than 100 professionals spread over 10 offices in different countries. The incorporation of Luiz Maia reinforces GBS Finance’s growth strategy in Latin America.
Transgourmet, the wholesale division of the Swiss group Coop, closed on the purchase of 100% of the capital of the Catalan distribution company GM Food, owned until now by the Chinese: Bright Food. The transaction marks the entry of Transgourmet into Spain, and thus reinforces its position as one of the leaders in the European market for wholesale distribution and wholesale self-service.
GM Food had a turnover of over € 1,100M last year. They have 2,400 employees and a network of 70 cash & carry centers. In addition, they operate as a wholesale distributor for 800 food stores with the brands Suma, Proxim and Spar as well as another 2,500 additional establishments. Transgourmet is present in Switzerland, Germany, France, Poland, Austria, Romania, and Russia. They had a turnover of €7,372M in 2020 and have over 28,000 employees.
GBS Finance has been mentioned in the magazine “Inversión” in their article on SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company), the trending instrument for the acquisition of companies from a listed vehicle
“The Spanish firm specializing in M&A advisory services seeks to consolidate its presence in the region and expand its business in Mexico. The institution is one of the main independent investment banks in southern Europe, and the main Spanish investment bank with presence in Latin America.” Forbes
GBS Finance advises the Mexican group Lamosa in the acquisition of the Colombian Eurocerámica, focused on manufacture of floors, walls and bathroom ceramics