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    Consumer goods and services
    Consumer goods and services

    Founded in 1960, Palacios is a leading producer of Spanish provenance products and other ready meals. The company has sustained a leader position in all its categories over time. It sells Spanish omelets, chilled pizza, frozen desserts and chorizo in more than 25 different countries and has a solid and longstanding commercial relationship with both retailers and foodservices. Palacios offers private label products and operates under several brands such as Palacios, Fuentetaja, Floristán, Alinaco, San Martin or Quijote. Additionally, it maintains co-branding agreements with global players like Unilever or Mondelez to sell frozen desserts under their strategic brands. Palacios has five production state-of-the-art sites in Spain and one in the US.

The Ardian team brought a deep sector knowledge, which I think allowed them not only to do a terrific job in that due diligence period, but also meant they could work very efficiently within our deal time frame.

Doug Brody KKR Capital Market

Ardian and Arsenal both want our investments to benefit society and by working together in this case we’ve reduced the time it takes to set up a clinical trial by many months, which means new drugs come to market as quickly and safely as possible.

Steve McLean Partner of Arsenal Capital

During the due diligence phase, we identified Ardian as a future shareholder capable of making a significant contribution to Emera's development. As soon as the transaction closed, we were able to define and launch value-creating initiatives with Naxicap and Ardian, particularly in terms of group structuring, external growth, digital transformation and real estate strategy, in France but also in Spain and other European countries.

Eric Baugas CEO of EMERA