Monday, December 11, 2023

New majority shareholder for fruit and vegetable juicing technology firm Zumex

Zumex, a fruit and vegetable juicing technology firm, has announced a key partnership with Columna Capital to accelerate its international growth and increase penetration in key markets.

Columna will become the first institutional investor and majority shareholder of Zumex and will work alongside the existing founder, Mr Victor Bertolín.

Mr Victor Bertolín will remain fully involved in the day-to-day business, ensuring entrepreneurial and management continuity in this new phase of the company’s development.

“I am excited to announce the partnership with Columna Capital, which represents the start of a new chapter in Zumex’s history. The company will benefit from Columna’s sound financial support, its strong entrepreneurial approach and proven growth expertise. This strategic alliance will accelerate our expansion plans, strengthen our operational excellence, increase our ability to tackle ambitious projects and seize new growth opportunities worldwide,” said Victor Bertolín.

“We are thrilled to partner with Mr Bertolín and the Zumex Group on this compelling journey. Zumex’s outstanding team and innovation capabilities coupled with their ability to offer the best value proposition to customers will be key to consolidate Zumex’s worldwide leadership position,” said Jaime Bachs Lobo, Principal at Columna Capital.

“Over almost 40 years, Victor has built Zumex to be the global leader in juicing solutions. We are delighted to support Zumex in the next phase of its development. We will leverage our long-standing track record of partnerships with pioneering entrepreneurs to accelerate the company’s growth internationally,” said Michael Tose, Partner at Columna Capital.

Livingstone served as the exclusive financial advisor and BORSO Abogados as legal advisor to Zumex.

Cases & Lacambra served as legal advisor of Columna Capital on the transaction. Moreover, ECIJA advised on the antitrust aspects of the deal and KPMG and Grau & Angulo served as buyside due diligence providers to Columna Capital.

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