Atlas Advisors advised Pacific Star S.A. de C.V. on the formation of a joint venture with Sysco Corporation

Mexico City, Mexico, November 6, 2014 — Pacific Star, S.A. de C.V. (“Pacific Star”) today announced the execution of a definitive agreement to establish a 50 percent joint venture with Sysco Corporation (“Sysco”), North America’s leading foodservice distributor. Atlas Advisors acted as exclusive financial advisor to Pacific Star on the transaction.

Pacific Star is a leading foodservice distributor in Mexico, having operated since 1989 with distribution centers servicing over 1,700 points-of-sale in the major metropolitan areas of Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Tijuana. Pacific Star primarily services chain accounts, including fast food and casual dining restaurants, casinos, theme parks, movie theaters and hotels throughout Mexico. Pacific Star’s majority equity shareholder is privately-owned Arancia, S.A. de C.V. (“Arancia”).

The transaction represents Sysco’s second investment in Latin America, following the acquisition of a 50 percent interest in Mayca Distribuidores, S.A., a leading foodservice distributor in Costa Rica, announced in June 2014.

This transaction highlights several of Atlas Advisors’ key strengths:

  • An emphasis on top-notch deal execution and strategically-oriented client relationships;
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in advising on and executing cross-border transactions; this represents Atlas’ 16th transaction including a Mexican counterparty;
  • Expert positioning and execution in the retail and distribution sector in general specifically; and
  • Ability to understand long term objectives of each constituent, a critical aspect in the negotiation of a joint venture agreement.

Other Atlas Advisors assignments in Mexico include the sale of Analistas de Recursos Globales to Docuformas, the acquisition of IXE Bank of Mexico by Banorte, and numerous transactions for leading Mexican conglomerates Grupo Bimbo, Grupo Herdez, Grupo Kuo and Grupo LALA, among others


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