Minority Investment in a Leading Coffee Producer based in the Philippines

CIGP acted as the exclusive advisor to a private equity firm investing into one of the largest domestic coffee plantation operators in the Philippines.

Transaction Highlights

CIGP was mandated by a leading Asian-based private equity firm, focused on the consumer sector with a strong network across retail, distribution and operational expertise, to help it source and acquire a minority stake in one of the largest Pilipino coffee producers.

Established in 2005, the coffee producer is a fully integrated coffee player in the Philippines. It aims to become the largest domestic coffee plantation operator as well as the leading brand in Pilipino fresh coffee. At the time of the transaction, the company exploited c. 70 hectares of plantations, with agreements to lease an additional 500 hectares of land; it packages and sells beans to over 200 supermarkets and supplies over 150 outlets (restaurants & hotels) across the Philippines.

Role of CIGP

Global execution process: CIGP sourced, vetted and introduced the target company to the private equity firm and facilitated the whole acquisition process, namely the due diligence and negotiation, by leveraging its insight in the consumer sector and deep local connections in Asia.

Complex transaction structure: CIGP assisted its client in negotiating and structuring the investment to best meet its client’s objectives. The structure was optimised through a redeemable preference convertible shares structure.