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

By | July 1st, 2019|Blog, News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Seale & Associates Advises AZZ (NYSE:AZZ) on Acquisition Expanding Metal Coating Services

Seale & Associates, Inc. announced that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to AZZ, Inc. (NYSE:AZZ), a global provider of metal coating services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution and industrial markets, on the acquisition of K2 Partners, Inc. (“K2”), a privately held provider of powder coating and electroplating services to customers in the Midwest and Southeast from locations in Texas and Florida. Through the acquisition, AZZ gains the powder coating operations of Centrix Powder Coating in Tampa, Florida and the powder coating and electroplating operations of Cimcon Finishing in Garland, Texas. The acquisition increases AZZ’s Metal Coatings network of plants to 44 sites in the United States and Canada.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue to assist AZZ in expanding its metal coatings business, adding unique capabilities in powder coating and plating,” said Robert Whitney, Managing Director at Seale & Associates.

K2 Partners Inc., a Florida corporation, has provided regional powder coating and electroplating services to customers in Texas and Florida since 1994. With 75,000 square feet of production space, K2 offers customers high quality powder coating services through the use of automated powder coating lines optimized for high volume, quick turn jobs. The company’s electroplating and anodizing service provide unique aesthetic, wear and anti-corrosion benefits for steel and aluminum.

AZZ Inc. is a global provider of metal coating services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the markets of power generation, transmission, distribution and industrial in protecting metal and electrical systems used to build and enhance the world’s infrastructure. AZZ’s Metal Coatings Segment is a leading provider of metal finishing solutions for corrosion protection, including hot dip galvanizing to the North American steel fabrication industry. AZZ’s Energy Segment is dedicated to delivering safe and reliable transmission of power from generation sources to end customers, and automated weld overlay solutions for corrosion and erosion mitigation to critical infrastructure in the energy markets worldwide.

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 | June 28th, 2019|Blog, News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Seale & Associates publishes report on Mexican construction industry

Seale & Associates has published a new report entitled Mexico’s Construction Industry Overview (April 2016). The report covers important performance and investment trends in the Mexican construction industry.

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By | April 26th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Seale & Associates’ Pat Coady Serves on Organizing Committee of Major Conservation Finance Conference

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Seale & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that Pat Coady, Senior Director, participated as a member of the Organizing Committee for the “Conservation Finance: An Investable Proposition” conference, which was held on January 21, 2016, at the New York offices of Credit Suisse, and was the third in a series of such gatherings to convene global conservation finance practitioners.

Pat Coady has worked for 15 years to mainstream conservation finance with a goal of accessing the private capital markets and bring significant financial resources to saving land and water resources. He has raised capital for wetland and stream mitigation as well as species protection. Pat is currently advising on projects in the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River watershed.

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By | January 8th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Seale Advises Tyco International, Ltd. on the Sale of its Brazilian Security & Fire Services Business

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Seale & Associates, Inc. announced that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:TYC) on the sale of its Brazilian security & fire services business, headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil, to Evergreen Capital, L.P. The business provides turnkey integrated systems for security and fire detection and suppression for clients in the industrial, infrastructure, automotive, telecommunication, and education industries.

“We are pleased to have had the opportunity to manage this project in a region that is a natural extension of our growing Latin America presence”, said Sergio Garcia, Director. “Our LATAM staff includes multilingual bankers who have enabled us to work very effectively in Brazil. Given our level of activity in Brazil, we hope to announce more transactions there soon”, said Jim Seale, President of Seale & Associates.

Tyco is a global leader in fire and security solutions worldwide. Founded in 1960, Tyco is headquartered in Mahon, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey. Tyco serves over three million customers in 200 countries and employs approximately 57,000 professionals in over 1,000 locations around the world. The company generated more than US$10 billion in revenue in 2014.

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. Seale Capital, Inc., an affiliate of Seale & Associates, Inc., is a registered broker dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC. All securities related transactions are cleared through Seale Capital. For more information, please visit www.sealeassociates.com.

By | January 7th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments