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28 Sep 2018

YM&U joins forces with Trilantic Europe following rebrand

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

24 Jul 2018

Gamenet Group signed the agreement for the acquisition of 100% of GoldBet

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

15 Dec 2017

Trilantic Europe invests in the Oberberg Group

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

6 Dec 2017

Gamenet Group completed the listing on Borsa Italiana

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

4 Dec 2017

Elisabetta Franchi purchases 25% of Betty Blue S.p.A. from Trilantic Europe

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

2 Nov 2017

Talgo shortlisted for HS2 rolling stock procurement

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

1 Jun 2017

Trilantic Europe invests in leading bioethanol business in Spain and France

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

7 Apr 2017

Trilantic Europe becomes a shareholder in Pacha Group

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

28 Nov 2016

Talgo wins the most important high-speed tender in Europe with its new Avril, the most advanced high-speed train

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

24 Feb 2016

Trilantic Europe Invests In Maugeri, Leading Italian Non-Acute Private Hospital Operator

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

13 Oct 2015

Trilantic Europe completes acquisition of 90% stake in leading Italian pharmaceuticals producer Doppel Farmaceutici

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

1 Jul 2015

Trilantic Europe raises €900 million

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

1 Jul 2015

IPO of Trilantic Europe IV’s portfolio companies, Talgo and Euskaltel

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

26 Mar 2015

Prettl and Trilantic Europe announce a partnership agreement

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

14 Jan 2015

Trilantic Capital Partners has realised its investment in Clarion Events

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

17 Oct 2013

Trilantic acquires stake in Elisabetta Franchi

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

16 Sep 2013

Gamenet successfully issues €200mn in its debut bond offering

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

26 Jun 2013

Spain's Talgo Awarded €482 million Contract In Kazakhstan

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

20 Nov 2012

Trilantic Europe exits Istanbul Doors Group, owner of the leading restaurants in Istanbul and Tom Aiken’s restaurants in London

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

14 May 2012

Marex Spectron to acquire Schneider Trading Associates Pro-Trader Division

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

12 Dec 2011

Talgo manufacturing facility opens in Kazakhstan

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

26 Oct 2011

Talgo awarded the High-Speed Mecca-Medina mega-contract

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

12 Apr 2011

Michel Léonard joins Trilantic Capital Partners as operating partner

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

24 Mar 2011

The Istanbul Doors Restaurant Group Acquires the Restaurant Business of Michelin-Starred Chef Tom Aikens

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

22 Mar 2011

Marex Group Reaches Agreement to Acquire Spectron Group

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

14 Feb 2011

Appointment of John Danilovich to Trilantic European Advisory Council

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

17 Jan 2011

Refresco Group Announces its Intention to Acquire Spumador

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

14 Jan 2011

Trilantic Capital Partners commits up to €50 million in LeYa

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

7 Jan 2011

Trilantic Capital Partners to Invest €53 million in Gamenet

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

11 Nov 2010

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Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

28 Jul 2010

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Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

10 Feb 2010

Trilantic Capital Partners has Successfully Realized its Ownership Stake in Industria de Turbo Propulsores S.A.

Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

24 Sep 2009

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Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

17 Jul 2009

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Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

16 Jul 2009

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Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

9 Apr 2009

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Refresco Group B.V. announces its intention to acquire Spumador, the largest producer of private label carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and mineral water in Italy. Spumador is owned by Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Refresco is the market leader in the production of private label soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe.

Spumador is a major producer for the Italian retail market with five production locations in Northern Italy. In addition to private label CSDs and mineral water, Spumador also manufactures ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas, sport drinks and fruit juices and owns a number of trademarks, including San Antonio, Valverde and San Attiva.

In 2009, the company generated €170 million in revenue, an increase of 7% compared to 2008, and produced a total of 958 million liters, up more than 9% over the previous year.

The acquisition of Spumador is Refresco’s second substantial acquisition within a year. It follows the acquisition of Soft Drinks International (SDI), a German producer of soft drinks and mineral water with a revenue of €140 million, which was acquired in September 2010. The acquisition of Spumador fits in with Refresco’s Buy & Build strategy, which is geared towards further strengthening and expanding Refresco’s leading position in Europe in the area of soft drinks and fruit juices. This is Refresco’s first step into the Italian market.

Hans Roelofs (CEO Refresco) said: “With the acquisition of Spumador, we will create a very sizeable position in an attractive new region. It is our first step into the growing Italian private label market, where growth of 6% is predicted in the soft drink market segment for the coming years. Spumador is a professional and reliable partner for the Italian retail. It is a company with a rich tradition and a management team that has proven to be very effective in developing the company. This acquisition fits well into our Buy & Build strategy and is another step towards the consolidation of the fragmented European market for private label soft drinks and fruit juices.”

Roberto Rossi (CEO Spumador) said: “Spumador is pleased with the acquisition by Refresco. This will make us part of a large, professional player in the industry. Refresco offers Spumador the chance to leverage on an international platform to better serve our national and international customers. The management sees this process of joining a larger international group as a good chance for top-line growth by sharing knowledge and product portfolios. This move strengthens and reconfirms our private label focused strategy, and it enables Spumador to enlarge its leadership in the Italian market.”

Vittorio Pignatti Morano (Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners) said: “We are pleased to have been involved with Spumador and to have helped assist in the transformation from a family-run company to a leading industrial player in the Italian soft drinks market. We believe Refresco is an excellent buyer of the business and will accelerate the development of the Italian private label market.”

The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval from the relevant authorities.

About Refresco

Refresco is European market leader of soft drink and fruit juice production for retail private label and leading in contract manufacturing for international A-brands. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has grown to 21 production sites in 8 countries across Europe with more than 2,400 employees. In 2009, Refresco’s revenue was €1.14 billion. The expected revenue for 2010 is €1.2 billion. Refresco is the No. 1 manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices in Europe. Refresco Holding is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands www.refresco.com

About Spumador

Spumador is one of Italy’s largest beverage producers. Its product portfolio covers all non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated and still soft drinks, RTD iced tea, sports drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. Spumador is the Italian leader in private label manufacturing due to its strong know-how and the broad range of services it offers to retailers and contractors. The company’s client base includes major national and international retailers and A-brands. Spumador operates 22 bottling lines in five plants based in Northern Italy; it has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Caslino al Piano, Como. www.spumador.com

About Trilantic Capital Partners

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in Europe and North America with primary investment focus in consumer, industrial, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.9 billion. Spumador is the third disposal by Trilantic in Europe in the past 12 months, following ITP in Spain and MW Brands in France. During the same period, Trilantic has made three new European investments, comprising Gamenet in Italy, Marex in the UK and LeYa in Portugal. In the US in 2010, Trilantic sold or monetised two investments in Evergreen Copyrights and Enduring Resources and made four new investments comprising Microstar Logistics, Vantacore, Fortitech and Maclean Power. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com

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