Seale & Associates Advises Grupo Torrey on the Sale of their business to FEMSA (BMV: FEMSA)

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO — Seale & Associates, Inc. (“Seale”), announced that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Grupo Torrey on the sale of their business to FEMSA. Torrey is the leading independent commercial kitchen equipment company in Mexico. FEMSA (BMV: FEMSA) is a diversified conglomerate in consumer products and convenience stores.

Torrey was founded in 1969 in Monterrey, Nuevo León. Its product line includes refrigerators, meat slicers, scales and measuring equipment, among others. The company exports products globally and serves its customers in Mexico through a strong network of distributors.

FEMSA is a leading Mexican company that participates in the beverage industry through Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest Coca-Cola product bottler in the world, in the beer industry, through its ownership of the second largest shareholding in Heineken and in its convenience store division, with OXXO, the largest and fastest growing convenience store chain in Latin America.

Seale & Associates, Inc., headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is a global investment banking firm with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance advisory, and enterprise level strategy consulting. Our professionals are trusted advisors maintaining a high level of quality and integrity while presenting innovative ideas and solutions to address our clients’ most complex dealings. For more information please visit www.sealeassociates.com.

By | July 4th, 2019|Blog, Engagements, News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Seale & Associates Advises Anne Sullivan in its Partnership with Discovery Americas

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO — Seale & Associates, Inc. (“Seale”) announced that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Anne Sullivan in its partnership with Discovery Americas through its educational platform Merited, which invests in schools throughout the Mexican Republic.

Anne Sullivan School was founded more than 35 years ago and is characterized by offering a complete program of 360 degrees of transversal application with a high degree of personalization.

Discovery Americas is a private equity fund with 15 years of experience with investments in different industries including logistics and transportation, financial services, health and consumer services. Their platform Merited is in charge of consolidating opportunities in the education sector in Mexico. It currently has 3,200 students spread across 3 schools and continues to search for investment opportunities.

Seale & Associates, Inc., headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is a global investment banking firm with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance advisory, and enterprise level strategy consulting. Our professionals are trusted advisors maintaining a high level of quality and integrity while presenting innovative ideas and solutions to address our clients’ most complex dealings. For more information please visit www.sealeassociates.com.

By | July 4th, 2019|Blog, Engagements, News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Seale & Associates Advises Arca Continental on the Acquisition of Carolina Country Snacks

MONTERREY, MEXICO – Seale & Associates, Inc. (“Seale”) announced it acted as exclusive financial advisor to Arca Continental, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: AC), the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and parent company of Wise Snacks, Deep River, Bokados and Inalecsa, on the acquisition of Carolina Country Snacks (“CCS”), a manufacturer and distributor of pork rinds and salty snack products in the United States. Through this acquisition, Arca Continental strengthens its US snacking offering and leadership by adding a staple pork rinds brand to its product lines, while strengthen its distribution presence in the North East U.S.

“Snacking is stronger than ever and so is the competition for finding quality opportunities that actually create value for our clients. We are delighted in assisting our friends at Arca Continental acquire CCS and witness its growth under the attractive AC Snacks portfolio.” commented Adan E. Sierra, Managing Director, Seale & Associates. Previously, Seale was the exclusive financial advisor to Arca Continental on the acquisition of Wise Foods in 2012 and Deep River in 2017.

Founded by Dwight Frazier, Carolina Country Snacks is a manufacturer of salty snack products on the eastern coast of the United States, operating in 26 states with strong presence in North and South Carolina. Best known for its pork rinds, Carolina Country Snacks also offers cheese curls and popcorn snacks. Headquartered in Henderson, North Carolina, the Company operates 3 manufacturing facilities with a combined area of 44,000 sq. ft.

Arca Continental is a company dedicated to the production, distribution, and sale of non-alcoholic beverages which are brand names of The Coca-Cola Company as well as salty snacks under the brands of Bokados in Mexico, Inalecsa in Ecuador, and Wise and Deep River in the United States. With an outstanding track record of more than 92 years, Arca Continental is the second largest Coca-Cola bottling company in Latin America and one of the most important in the world. Within its Coca-Cola franchise, the company serves a population of more than 83 million in the northern and western parts of Mexico as well as Ecuador, Peru, the northern region of Argentina and the Southwestern United States. Arca Continental had total sales of approximately US$8.3 billion for the last twelve months as of September 30, 2018. Arca Continental is listed on the Mexican Stock Market under the ticker symbol “AC” with a current market capitalization of approximately US$9.9 billion.

Seale & Associates, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is a global investment banking firm with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance advisory, and enterprise level strategy consulting. Our professionals are trusted advisors maintaining a high level of quality and integrity while presenting innovative ideas and solutions to address our clients’ most complex dealings. For more information please visit: www.sealeassociates.com

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