Analysis of the investment in Food Processing. Alantra acquires Hiperbaric.

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BY : Diego GutiérrezMarch Thu, 2018

Find out about the latest investment rounds in 2018 in the Food Processing sector. In addition, we analyse Alantra's €135M acquisition of Hiperbaric.

Find out about the latest investment rounds in 2018 in the Food Processing sector. In addition, we analyse Alantra's €135M acquisition of Hiperbaric.

About Hiperbaric

Hiperbaric is the world's leading supplier of High Pressure Processing (HPP) equipment for the food industry.

Since its inception in 1999, Hiperbaric has been designing, developing, producing and marketing its high pressure processing equipment internationally. This High Pressure Processing technology is a cold processing technique that consists of subjecting the food, previously sealed in its final flexible packaging, to high levels of hydrostatic pressure in order to inactivate the vegetative flora present in the product, increasing its shelf life and guaranteeing its safety.

Based in Burgos, Hiperbaric has equipment operating in industries on all five continents, processing meat, vegetable and dairy products, fish and seafood, juices and beverages under high pressure. It is therefore a highly versatile technology that can be applied to a wide range of foods.

The company currently has more than 100 people working in the factory and offices in Burgos, 15 people in Hiperbaric USA and 1 person in Hiperbaric Oceania.

Alantra finalises acquisition of Hiperbaric

The venture capital firm AlantraAlantra, the Spanish leader in high-pressure technology for food preservation, is finalising the acquisition of a majority stake in Hiperbaric, the Spanish leader in high-pressure technology for food preservation. From the moment of the announcement, Alantra has two to three months to carry out a due diligence on the company.

The deal could be worth around €135 million, matching the offer from US group JBT. Although the company had previously approved the sale to JBT, the founder and CEO of Hiperbaric, Antonio Hernando, has decided to make a MBO exercising its pre-emptive subscription right with the support of Alantra. In this way, Antonio Hernando managed to match the offer and remain the owner of Hiperbaric, although control would belong to Alantra.

If, after the deadline, the private equity firm does not take the definitive purchase step, the operation will be automatically executed in favour of JBT, with which the Nicolás Correa family, the company's largest shareholder with 90%, has reached a pre-agreement.


Latest investment rounds in Food Processing in 2018


XeroXero offers innovative cloud invoicing software for accounting professionals and small businesses, with more than 600,000 global customers.New Zealand$110,8M2015
TransactisTransactis provides banks and enterprises with SaaS-based billing, payment and loyalty solutions.USA$30M2016
SimpleLegalSimpleLegal is a modern software for legal administration, electronic invoicing, accrual and time management.USA$10M2017
FusebillFusebill is a company that offers automated billing, payments and collections for subscription-based businesses.Canada$6M2016 is a SaaS platform for customer management and recurring revenue.USA$2,5M2015
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