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Optimal Investments acted as a sole financial advisor to CIN, the largest Iberian paint and coatings company, on the fundraising for the acquisition of Gruppo Boero.

Established in 1926 and headquartered in Maia, CIN is a Portugal-based company focused on the production and sale of paints, varnishes and related products.

Founded in 1831, Gruppo Boero is an Italian-based company dedicated to the manufacturing of paints and coatings. Currently, it counts with 250+ professionals and 5,000+ customers.

The acquisition enables CIN to expand its operations to Italy and further strengthen its brand in the European paints and coatings industry.

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Optimal Investments acted as a sole financial advisor to Administradora de Archivos (AdeA), an international document management company, on the acquisition of Safebox.

Established in 2003 and headquartered in Lisbon, Safebox is an archive, mail and document management company with more than 130 clients and 415,000 registered containers.

Since its foundation in 1999, AdeA offers document management solutions to organizations across all industries. Currently, it counts with 300+ professionals in Spain, Portugal and Colombia.

The acquisition enables AdeA to consolidate its growth and strengthen its business in Portugal. It also marks another investment milestone in its strategy to reinforce its leading position in the Iberian market.

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Optimal Investments acted as a financial advisor to the private equity firm Ardian on the acquisition of Frulact.

Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Maia, Frulact is one of the largest producers of natural ingredients to the food and beverage industry in the world with nine production units located in Europe, Africa and North America.

Ardian is a private equity firm headquartered in France with close to $96bn of assets under management or advised. The company had recently invested in Portugal, through another fund, when it purchased the Portuguese toll road operator Ascendi.

The acquisition enables Frulact to accelerate its strategic plan and to reinforce its leading position in the global food industry.

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Optimal Investments acted as a sole financial advisor to Gabriel Couto, a leading construction company, on its financial debt restructuring process to accommodate its new business plan with several new important construction projects in the pipeline.

Established in 1948 and headquartered in Vila Nova de Famalição, Gabriel Couto is a Portuguese leading construction company, specialised in infrastructures like roads, airports and renewable energies.

Based on a deep understanding of the business and the company/shareholders’ objectives, our role included:

  • Determining the optimal financing structure and conditions;
  • Supporting the scheduling of several projects’ cashflows and forecasting its potential liquidity requirements;
  • Assisting on the construction of the financial model and preparation of marketing materials;
  • Engaging with various viable sources of liquidity (mainly Banks);
  • Coordinating the process with all the relevant parties;
  • Term Sheet negotiation with new lender(s).

Optimal Investments acted as a sole financial advisor to Efacec, a leading Portuguese engineering company, on its process of monetizing customer credit payments.

Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Arroteia, Efacec is a Portuguese company with activity in the energy, engineering and mobility sectors, being a global leader in the fast-charging infrastructure market for electric vehicles.

Based on a deep understanding of the business and the company/shareholders’ objectives, our role included:

  • Analysis of terms and conditions relating to existing commercial and/or financial debt;
  • Supporting Efacec in the approach to the identified customer with commercial debt to be optimized (via financial discount or other alternative financial mechanisms);
  • Analysis, in coordination with Efacec, of market alternatives, namely through investors interested in acquiring the existing commercial debt;
  • Supporting the company in negotiations with debtors aiming to monetize the amounts in debt.

Optimal Investments acted as joint coordinator in the placement of a €58m bond issue by Efacec, with a 5-year maturity and a 4.5% coupon.

Efacec was rated BBB- by Axesor and the issue was exclusively placed among institutional investors, with 64% of the placement being issued to Spanish investors and 36% to Portuguese ones.

Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Arroteia, Efacec is a Portuguese company with activity in the energy, engineering and mobility sectors, being a global leader in the fast-charging infrastructure market for electric vehicles.

The proceeds will allow Efacec to grow its business in the several markets it operates in, as well as to extend its average financial debt maturity, refinance existing debt and diversify financing sources.

Optimal Investments acted as a sole financial advisor to The Prime Hotels on its fundraising process to finance the rehabilitation and expansion of a building in order to turn it into a 4-star hotel.

Established in 2006 and headquartered in Estoril, The Prime Hotels is a Portuguese family-owned hotel group.

Based on the Group’s particular situation, our role included:

  • Evaluation and modelling of the Group’s forecasted cash flows;
  • Production of descriptive document of the Financing Request;
  • Identification and selection of potential financing entities;
  • Supporting the negotiation process with selected financing entities and structuring of necessary operations.

Optimal Investments acted as an exclusive financial advisor to Omniflow on the closing of a €2m financing round, wholly underwritten by the HCapital New Ideas fund.

Established in 2011 and headquartered in Porto, Omniflow created an intelligent IoT platform, which produces energy from renewable sources and stores it in batteries.

The operation allowed Omniflow to invest in its growth plan through the reinforcement of its management team as well as the consolidation of its international expansion.

Optimal Investments acted as a sole financial advisor to Grupo RMAR on its fundraising process to finance the acquisition of a building and subsequent construction of a 4-star hotel.

Established in 1980 and headquartered in Lisbon, Grupo RMAR is a Portuguese business group present in the health, hospitality, furniture and IT industries.

Based on the Group’s particular situation, our role included:

  • Evaluation and modelling of the Group’s forecasted cash flows;
  • Production of descriptive document of the Financing Request;
  • Identification and selection of potential financing entities;
  • Supporting the negotiation process with selected financing entities and structuring of necessary operations.

Optimal Investments acted as a sole financial advisor to Megafin, the publisher of Jornal Económico, on its corporate restructuring and fundraising process which resulted in the underwriting of 35% of Megafin’s equity by Grupo BEL.

Established in 2016 and headquartered in Lisbon, Megafin is the publisher of Jornal Económico, a leading Portuguese economic newspaper.

With interests in the distribution, industry, innovation and real estate sectors Grupo BEL has an annual turnover of €300 million.

The operation allowed Megafin to strengthen its commitment with the creation of digital content, consolidating the newspaper’s leadership of the Portuguese economic press. Grupo BEL was able to reinforce its business digital communication, enhancing synergies between the Group’s companies.

Optimal Investments acted as an exclusive financial advisor to Green Swan/Management Team on its acquisition of Toys “R” Us Iberia. The operation consisted in a spin-off of Toys “R” Us Inc. Iberian business unit.

Established in 1948 and headquartered in New Jersey, Toys “R” Us Inc. is an American toy, clothing and baby product retailer.

Green Swan is a Portuguese holding company dedicated to the acquisition of viable and profitable companies.

The operation allowed Toys “R” Us Iberia to maintain its activity following the bankruptcy of its shareholder, Toys “R” Us Inc.

Optimal Investments acted as exclusive financial advisor to Metropolitano de Lisboa in the renegotiation of its concession contract.

Metropolitano de Lisboa is the subway system in Lisbon. The system comprises four lines, totalling 44.5km and serving 56 stations.

Based on the company’s particular situation, our role included:

  • Gathering and analysing the information regarding the company’s concession contract;
  • Establishing, in coordination with the company, objectives to achieve with the renegotiation;
  • Modelling of the financial and economic value of the concession contract;
  • Analysing its supply plan and tariff policy;
  • Writing of final report.

Optimal Investments acted as a financial advisor to GI Capital Solutions, a third party collection services provider, on its sale to Verifica.

GICS is a company providing third party collection services for the banking (unsecured products), insurance and health sectors.

Verifica is a Spanish company held by the Norwegian Group B2Holding, providing comprehensive collection management services, business process outsourcing and risk analysis. B2Holding is a leading pan-European debt specialist present in 22 European countries.

The sale strengthens the market presence of Verifica in Portugal. Additionally, the former shareholders’ expectations were exceeded with a competitive sale process.

Optimal Investments performed a feasibility study on Metropolitano de Lisboa’s expansion project.

The expansion project comprises the creation of a circular line and two new stations.

Metropolitano de Lisboa is the subway system in Lisbon. The system comprises four lines, totalling 44.5km and serving 56 stations.

Based on the company’s particular situation, our role included:

  • Gathering and analysing the available information regarding the company’s expansion project;
  • Analysis of the project’s revenues and investment and operational costs;
  • Modelling of the financial and economic value of the expansion project;
  • Writing of final report.

Optimal Investments acted as a sole financial advisor to MCA Group, engaged in the construction sector, on its internal financial reorganization.

Established in 1998 , MCA Group is one of the strongest Portuguese groups in the sector of building construction and public works, as a result of a continuous and sustained growth throughout the last decade. Today, they count with more than 2,000 workers and operating in over 10 countries.

Based on the Group’s particular situation, our role included:

  • Assessing of the financial department organization;
  • Analysing the internal financial procedures and understanding the recurrent cash-flows;
  • Elaborating a long-term strategy of a sustainable financial business plan;
  • Evaluating the most relevant annual budgets, projects and debts;
  • Continuous support over the reorganization period.

MCA Group consolidated its strong financial profile and it is prepared to accommodate the revenue growth from new projects.

Teleperformance

Optimal Investments acted as an exclusive financial advisor to Teleperformance on the structuring and fundraising process to finance the acquisition and construction of a new call centre in Lisbon.

Established in 1978 and headquartered in Paris, Teleperformance is an omnichannel company providing customer acquisition, customer care, technical support, debt collection, among other services.

The operation allowed Teleperformance to increase its office space in the face of increasing activity.

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