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Nazca launches new fund What does Nazca invest in?


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BY : Diego GutiérrezOctober Thu, 2016
Nazca Capital, a Spanish private equity fund, has just raised a new €250M fund and bought the 75% of Caiba, a plastics packaging manufacturer. Looking back at their investments, since 2001, they have completed 40 transactions: 19 direct investments in companies, 12 direct investments in companies, 12 direct investments in companies, and 12 direct investments in companies. acquisitions additional companies from their investees and 9 divestments in which they have achieved an IRR of 45% per annum.
Nazca's investment strategy

Nazca provides solutions to family-owned companies, both in shareholder succession and business development processes, partnering with their owners and management teams to implement strategic and operational changes that accelerate the growth of the companies in which they invest.

They invest in companies with sales between €20 and €150 million, attractive growth opportunities and a strong management team with a high level of commitment. Nazca offers them the opportunity to participate in the equity of the company they work for.

Nazca's equity contribution is in the range of €10 to €35 million, through significant majority or minority shareholdings, using prudent levels of debt financing.

Recent investments made by Nazca

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Nazca helps companies grow from MBOs, MBIs and acquisitions.

The latest transaction was the purchase of Caiba's 75% in September. Caiba is a pioneering company in Spain in the plastic packaging sector, in the hands of the Baños family. This company, created in 1955, wanted to grow both internationally and nationally by increasing its customer base, developing and innovating new materials, products and formats, and entering new market segments. The entry of Nazca allows them to make investments to expand their capacity and achieve their objectives. Furthermore, Caiba does not rule out acquisitions to expand its product range.

This year Nazca has also entered through an MBO transaction into Juan LunaSpain's largest specialist in sliced and packaged charcuterie products. Juan Luna, has had sales of €54M in 2015, having recorded double-digit annual growth in the last four years. This company wants to make investments that will allow it to expand its current capacity and adapt its production facilities to the requirements of the growth project.

"Nazca also carries out MBI operations, whereby the management team gains ownership of the company of which it was not a part," says Diego Gutierrez, an expert in corporate finance. The last operation carried out through this process was the creation of FoodBoxto promote the Santagloria bakery.

Divestments in 2016

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Nazca has recently divested Logofrio in favour of the founding family, García Villalobos, which has acquired Nazca's 44.6% stake. In the words of the company's CEO "having a partner like Nazca in our capital for eight years has been a very positive experience in all aspects and has allowed us to make a huge qualitative leap in the professionalisation of the management of each of the company's areas and to position ourselves as a clear national benchmark, thanks to the strategic acquisitions made during this period".

In May of this year, Nazca sold 100% of Imoncology's equity to the Australian group Genesis Care. Nazca entered the company in December 2011 and has made an investment of more than €15M for the growth of the firm since it bought it. In this sense, since the entry of Nazca in its capital, the company has experienced an increase in turnover of 20% in the last three years, reaching a figure close to €30M.

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