Both companies acquire the entire stake of Pevasa and split the company’s capital 50/50, maintaining their commitment to the current business plan
Grant Thornton, through its Vigo office, has participated as an advisor in the purchase and sale of shares in Atunes y Lomos, S.L. (ATUNLO) by Compañía Internacional de Pesca y Derivados, S.A. (Inpesca) and Comercial Pernas, S.L. (Coper). Until now, both companies participated in the company together with a third partner, Pesquería Vasco Montañesa, S.A. (Pevasa), with whom they have formalised the transfer of all their shares in ATUNLO.
Following the operation, ATUNLO’s share capital is divided 50/50 between Coper and Inpesca, who remain committed to the development of the company’s business plan, a European leader in the marketing and processing of wild tuna, which has all the European certifications that guarantee both responsible fishing and appropriate working conditions for the workers involved in the tuna extraction, processing, and marketing phases.
The transaction has been led by the Commercial and M&A department of Grant Thornton’s Vigo office, comprising partner Eva Hernando, principal associate Daniel Lago, and senior associate Alma Martínez.
Garrigues advised the seller, Talape Inversiones Marítimas, a company from the Pevasa group, with a team led by Bilbao office Corporate/Commercial partner Ricardo Villanueva Vielba.