French private equity firm Capza of a majority stahas acquired a majority stake in Grupo La Finca, one of the leading companies in the Spanish meat sector.
With the entry of Capza, La Finca will promote new business lines and diversify its product range, strengthening its presence in the “ready to eat” segment. Grupo La Finca is one of the main suppliers of, among others, Five Guys, Goiko Grill, TGB and the restaurants of chef Dani García and Grupo La Máquina. Capza (formerly Capzanine) is a European private investment manager with €6.1 billion of assets focused on small and mid-cap companies. Since its entry into Spain in 2016, Capza has become one of the most active firms in the domestic private equity market.
Previously, King & Wood Mallesons advised Capza on its investments in Clínicas Dorsia, IMF International Business School, Aercal and on its investment and subsequent divestment of Ivnosys.
The multidisciplinary team of lawyers advising Capza on this transaction was coordinated by Corporate partner Roberto Pomares and associates Gonzalo Fernández and Laura Moreira. Other professionals involved are counsel Fernando Jiménez (Tax) and associates Sandra de Andrés (Labour), Candela Escribano (Real Estate) and Natalia Rodríguez (Corporate).
Ramón y Cajal Abogados advised the bank syndicate formed by Banco Sabadell, Targobank, and the French entity Crédit Industriel et Commercial, in the financing for the majority acquisition of the meat group La Finca, by the French fund Capza 5 Equity and other co-investors.
RyC’s team advising on this LBO financing transaction was led by Finance partner Amado Giménez Bono, associate Diego Gabarain Beristain and lawyer Saúl Dávila Ávila.