Advisor to PAI Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in Grupo Uvesco, S.A.
PAI Partners, a private equity firm, through its fund dedicated to mid-market opportunities, PAI Mid-Market Fund (“PAI MMF”), has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Uvesco, a leading food retailer in the North of Spain with a significant presence in Madrid. PAI MMF is acquiring the stake from the company’s current shareholders, who will continue to hold a relevant interest in the business, with a view to supporting its growth plans and acquisition strategy. The company’s headquarters will remain in Guipúzcoa.
Headquartered in Guipúzcoa (Basque Country) and founded in 1993, Uvesco is a leading regional player in the Spanish FMCG and food distribution sector with a strong presence in the Basque Country, in Cantabria, in Navarra and in La Rioja, and a growing position in Madrid. The company follows a differentiated model based on a high-quality offering, including a significant fresh product component that is locally sourced and sold through a network of 277 convenience stores across six regions, representing a total shop area of 19,015m2. Uvesco operates under two brands: BM Supermercados (249 stores) and Super Amara (eight stores). The 20 remaining stores are franchises operating under the BM Shop brand. Additionally, it has five logistics platforms in the North of Spain: two central distribution platforms and three fresh product distribution platforms.
Uvesco has grown rapidly, from €465 million in net revenues in 2008 to €954 MM in 2020, approximately doubling its market share.
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