MAS Equity Partners Recognized for Top Deal in Latin American Private Equity Awards
The Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) today announced the winners of the 2018 Latin American Private Equity Awards. A panel of institutional investors selected MAS Equity Partners for the 2018 Private Equity Deal for their investment in dining and entertainment company Inmaculada Guadalupe y Amigos (Grupo IGA), owner of popular Colombian restaurant chain Andrés Carne de Res. MAS Equity Partners led Grupo IGA on an important expansion in Colombia and pan regionally, before selling the company for a 7X return.
Ashmore Management Company Colombia received the 2018 Environmental Responsibility in a PE Deal award for their investment in transportation company Transambiental; Victoria Capital Partners was awarded the 2018 Social Responsibility PE Deal for building materials company Corona Industrial; and Actis earned the 2018 Governance in a PE Deal award for their investment in Costa Rican renewable energy company Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy.
Judges included international institutional investors such as development finance institutions, insurance companies, pension funds, and trusts. Scores took into consideration company transformation, IRR, EBITDA, governance, and where relevant, social and environmental impact.