Investment Summary

Exits GBarbosa

On November 7, 2007, invested in retailer GBarbosa from ACON Investments

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Retail sector.
  • This is transaction in Brazil.

Investment Summary

Date 2007-11-07
Target GBarbosa
Sector Retail
Sellers(s) ACON Investments
Deal Type Trade Sale

Target

GBarbosa

Aracaju, Brazil
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Purchased from Royal Ahold, GBarbosa is the largest supermarket chain in Brazil’s northeastern state of Sergipe and the fifth largest supermarket chain in Brazil. At the time of exit, G Barbosa had a network of 32 stores (hypermarkets and supermarkets) in Brazil’s northeastern states of Sergipe and Bahia.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

ACON Investments

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1996
PE ASSETS 6.9B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

ACON Investments is an international private equity firm that targets investments in the US, Europe, and Latin America. ACON's investment strategy covers 'opportunities at times of change - responding at points of inflection where value creation is possible'. Examples include businesses that serve the rapidly growing US Hispanic population, energy and energy service needs, businesses in need of operational help, and opportunities in Latin America resulting from economic deregulation and political liberalization. ACON's looks for companies where it can commit $20 to $150 million of equity capital. Target sectors include consumer products and services, distribution, business services and industrial manufacturing. ACON Investments was formed in 1996 and has offices in Washington DC; Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; and Madrid, Spain.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 24
Sector (Retail) 2 of 3
Type (Trade Sale) 2 of 3
Country (Brazil) 1 of 1
Year (2007) 2 of 2
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