J.H. CHAPMAN EXPANDS INTO SOUTH AMERICA CREATING
NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY
J.H. Chapman Group, L.L.C., a Chicago based investment banking firm specializing in the food industry, has signed a global collaboration agreement with ONETTO Abogados, an investment-banking group based in Argentina. This collaboration will provide each firm’s clients with direct access to acquisition opportunities in each other’s major markets. From now on, J.H. Chapman Group’s targeted search clients will have direct access to the South American food companies emerging market, and will be able to benefit from local and on-site assistance and advice.
The teaming of the two firms creates a strategic partnership that
expands their global reach, adds a competitive advantage and increases
their scope of services. J.H. Chapman Group’s U.S. and European
selling clients will be exposed to a larger international network
of potential acquirers, which will increase their exposure and will
offer them more attractive opportunities.
“Conditions in South America are set to
start a growth cycle centered in the increase of exports and investments,” says Marco Galante, a principal with the Chicago based J.H. Chapman
Group. “We will now provide our clients in the U.S. and
in Europe with enhanced access to companies and strategic information
contacts in South America. This competitive advantage will help
our clients reach sound business decisions and take advantage of
growth opportunities in these markets.”
J.H. Chapman Group has a remarkable track record in food industry
merger and acquisitions. The Group has completed more food M &
A advisory transactions then any other investment banking firm.
Clients include many of the largest U.S. and European food companies.
This strategic collaboration creates a strong platform for companies
in the food industry seeking to explore opportunities and expand
in South America, while dealing with a familiar and trusted local
contact. This makes J.H. Chapman’s in-house expertise available
on a global scale, while extending their professional advisory services
and reputation across borders.
J.H. Chapman Group, with offices in the U.S. and in Paris, France, will provide coordination and counsel to clients acquiring food companies in South America. ONETTO Abogados, with a strong presence and networks in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Spain, will provide access, expertise and contacts in the Latin American growing economic environment. “We see a
strong trend in M & A transactions that will require logistics,
connections and business support in South America and North America”,
says Marco Andre Alencar of ONETTO.