Fundo Victoria Capital adquire controle da Import Sports, de nutrição

2018-05-21T22:44:18+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Brazil|

April 20 - 2018 SÃO PAULO  -  A Victoria Capital Partners, gestora de private equity, adquiriu o controle da Import Sports, importadora de nutrição esportiva. O valor da transação não foi divulgado. O fundador, Manoel Serrão Alves Mey, continuará como sócio e vai integrar o conselho da empresa.  A Import Sports distribui com exclusividade, no Brasil, marcas como Optimum Nutrition, Dymatize, Isopure e Ultimate Nutrion, entre outras. A empresa teve receita de cerca R$ 200 milhões no ano passado, o que representa cerca de 10% do setor que movimenta R$ 2,1 bilhões no país. “As pessoas estão adquirindo hábitos de vida mais saudáveis. Isso explica porque o segmento cresceu de forma acelerada mesmo durante a crise, com as pessoas trocando alimentos menos saudáveis por produtos que se inserem num estilo de vida de busca por saúde e bem-estar e que inclui, ainda, a prática de esportes. Assim, [...]

Victoria Capital Partners was awarded the 2018 Social Responsibility PE Deal for its investment in Corona Industrial

2018-04-26T14:07:44+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Colombia|

On March 20, 2018 the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) announced the winners of the 2018 Latin American Private Equity Awards. A panel of institutional investors selected Victoria Capital Partners as the winner of the 2018 Social Responsibility PE Deal Award for its investment in building materials company Corona Industrial. Corona Industrial is a leading building materials company in Latin America, with over 125 years in operation. It manufactures, distributes and markets plumbing products, tiles, paints, plasters, adhesives and other building materials. The company dominates the home building and refurbishment space in Colombia. In addition to its strong market share in Colombia, it has been successful in implementing its expansion strategy through the region. With 29 manufacturing facilities, Corona has a workforce of over 7,800 direct employees across Colombia, Brazil, Central America, Mexico and the United States. In addition to manufacturing, Corona markets [...]

Good Things Always Come in Threes

2018-04-24T20:07:58+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Argentina|

February - 2018 Carlos García, leader of the fund that acquired Los Grobo in 2017, prepares the launch of his third vehicle to invest in the region. He defines himself as a generalist but does not look at regulated sectors. He goes unnoticed, hidden behind his common name and last name. But Carlos García is not just somebody else in the private equity world: he leads Victoria Capital, a company that raised three funds for US$ 1700, focused on Latin America and created in 2002 by practically the same management of Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette – known in the industry by its acronym, DLJ – a company that García joined in 1995 and where he led all the investments for Latin America. But that’s history: last December, Victoria Capital finished its second fund, of US$850 million, and is preparing the third one, which apparently will [...]

Under pressure

2018-04-24T20:10:21+00:00 December 15th, 2017|United States|

December - 2017 By Marine Cole. CFOs of lower mid-market private equity rms are facing mounting demands on the back and middle o ce, but finding the right release valve for fund administration duties is not always so simple. Private equity chief financial is a role that seems be constantly expanding, with an egrowings list of fund administration responsibilities falling in its purview – from tax and portfolio reporting to responding to LP demands. They can no longer handle all these tasks on their own and need to choose between hiring internally or outsourcing specific functions. pfm gathered two CFOs and two fund administrators in New York in October to discuss how a CFO can address private equity fund administration in 2017. “The CFO role has evolved immensely from when I started talking to CFOs in the community 15 years ago,” says Jeff Gendel, a [...]

Corona acquires controlling interest in the operations of Agromil

2018-04-23T17:30:44+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Colombia|

October 19 - 2017 Bogota, October 19, 2017. Corona, a Colombian multinational specialized in manufacturing and marketing household, construction, industrial and energy products, through its affiliate Sumicol, acquired 51% of Agromil, a Colombian company dedicated to the production and marketing of mineral-based products for the agroindustry sector, having met the applicable legal requirements. “Agromil is a leading company in the development of products for the advanced fertilization of crops and in Corona we look forward to put at its disposal our knowledge about nonmetallic minerals in favor of the agroindustry sector”. Said Alexis Bonnett, Vice-president of Corona’s Industrial Supplies and Energy Division. Since more than one decade ago, Agromil has been producing and marketing mineral-based products for clients of the agroindustry sector which allow them ton achieve higher profitability and productivity levels in their crops and generate jobs within a sustainable environment. “We are very happy with [...]

The Latin American private equity & venture capital association welcomes new chair

2018-04-24T20:11:52+00:00 September 25th, 2017|United States|

Record Number of Member Firms Become Active in Association in 2017 New York, September 25, 2017 –The Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) today announced the election of Carlos Garcia, Managing Partner of Victoria Capital Partners who has been on the LAVCA board for three years, to the position of Board Chairman. Garcia takes over for Patrice Etlin, Managing Partner of Advent International, who served as the Chairman of the Board since 2011 completing the maximum of two, three-year terms. Simultaneously, LAVCA membership reached a new record in 2017, with 190 member firms active within the organization, an increase of 50% from 125 in 2011. Members include qualified investors and industry professionals in the Latin American private capital community. “This transition comes at an important time in the evolution of LAVCA and the Latin American private capital industry,” said Cate Ambrose, President & Executive Director [...]

The 30 Colombian companies with the best goodwill

2018-04-24T20:13:32+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Colombia|

September 24 - 2017 Goodwill began to be used as a financial and accounting term, equivalent to extra value or overprice, number of times the book value for which a corporation, a project, a brand or an idea could be sold. In Colombia, 2WAY is the goodwill consulting firm which classifies the companies depending on six pillars that they have established to determine how well positioned these are in the ranking designed by them. “In this sense and in order to be more objective and accurate, we designed an innovative scheme which breaks down the six great dimensions that make up this important asset: strength and trajectory, value proposition, talent and wellbeing, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, innovation and leadership and ethics and transparency”, explained Jose Maria De Guzman, senior partner of 2WAY. “Each one of these dimensions represents one or more axes of [...]

Corona divides leadership to respond to the challenges of its industry

2018-04-24T20:15:18+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Colombia|

August 24 - 2017 For six years, the Corona Organization, one of the most important conglomerates of the country, had been planning a succession in the leadership of the division in charge of its iconic household and construction products. Yesterday they finally announced that Carlos Enrique Moreno will continue as President of the holding, but he won’t be the head of Corona Industrial anymore, where he will be succeeded by Jaime Alberto Angel from October. Corona Industrial is made up by four business divisions: bathrooms and kitchens; surfaces, materials and paints; industrial supplies and energy management; and the fourth one is tableware. But, there are also the Corona Stores and a commercial division. In this moment, they are investing 400 million dollars in a cement plant. The Corona Organization, for its part, is its parent company, as well as of Sodimac Colombia and it holds [...]

Carlos Enrique Moreno continues as president of the Corona Organization and Jaime Alberto Angel takes on the presidency of Corona Industrial

2018-04-24T20:18:09+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Colombia|

August 24 - 2017 After more than six years as the president of the Corona Organization and Corona Industrial, Carlos Enrique Moreno Mejia resigns from the latter and continues as President of the Corona Organization, parent company of Corona Industrial and Sodimac Colombia and owner of its share in Falabella de Colombia and Banco Falabella. - Following a structured process of succession inside Corona Industrial, its Board of Directors has decided to appoint as the new President of the company, effective from October, Jaime Alberto Angel Mejia, current Vice-president of the Industrial Supplies and Energy Division of Corona Industrial. - the performance report of Carlos Enrique Moreno includes the expansion and diversification of the company, an important commitment to the productive transformation of the operations, the development of human talent, the consolidation of a culture of innovation in processes and products, working for the protection of the [...]

Victoria Capital Partners announces significant growth capital investment in Oncólogos del Occidente

2018-04-24T20:21:54+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Colombia|

June 26 - 2017 V Victoria Capital Partners (“VCP”) announced today a significant growth capital investment in Oncólogos del Occidente (“ODO”), Colombia’s largest privately-held provider of comprehensive cancer treatment, acquiring a controlling stake in ODO. As part of the transaction, Victoria also made a capital injection in ODO that will be used to support and accelerate ODO’s continued growth in Colombia through the development of three new integrated cancer treatment centers. This capital injection will be used to strengthen the capital structure of the company and support its current growth plan, aiming at doubling its size over the next four years. Simultaneously, VCP acquired a block of additional shares from the ODO shareholders. As a result, Victoria will be ODO’s controlling shareholder, with the founders continuing as minority shareholders focused on serving patients. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ricardo Vazquez, Partner of VCP in [...]