Nexxus Capital, through Taco Holding, S.A.P.I. de C.V., announces the acquisition of El Farolito, Taco Inn and Nuny’s

Published: 01/September/2014

Mexico City, August, 29th, 2014.- Nexxus Capital today announced that through Taco Holding S.A.P.I. de C.V. (“Taco Holding”) and along with a group of co-investors, has invested in three restaurant chains that have a very high brand recognition in Mexico: (1) El Farolito®, a leading restaurant chain of tacos and Mexican food; (2) Taco Inn®, a leading restaurant chain of tacos; and (3) Nuny’s Yogurt®, a chain of yogurt ice cream with fruit and cereal toppings.

Taco Holding is a portfolio company of Nexxus Capital IV Trust and Nexxus Capital Private Equity Fund V, L.P. (“Nexxus V”).

After closing these investments, Taco Holding’s retail locations total 470 mainly in Mexico, 398 of which are company owned stores and 72 are franchises, among its 9 different quick service restaurant concepts: Krispy Kreme® (bakery), El Farolito® (tacos and Mexican food), Taco Inn® (tacos), Sbarro® (Italian food and salads), Arrachera House® (Mexican quick service steakhouse), Sixties Burger® (grilled hamburgers), Café Diletto® (coffee shops and coffee retailing), Nuny’s Yogurt® (yogurt ice cream) and Neve Gelato® (gelatos).

These recent investments strengthen Taco Holding’s position in the quick service restaurant market and add critical mass and diversification to the platform. Taco Holding will continue executing its strategic plan.

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About Nexxus Capital

Nexxus Capital is the largest independent private equity firm in Mexico and has one of the longest and most successful track records in private equity in Latin America focused on enhancing the value of its investment portfolio.

Nexxus Capital has raised and managed five funds with aggregate capital commitments of over US$1.2 billion and is the only Mexican private equity manager that has listed four portfolio companies in the public markets. Nexxus Capital recently raised US$550 million for its fund Nexxus Capital VI, and is currently analyzing investment opportunities in mid-sized Mexican companies with high-growth potential whose value can be enhanced through improved management and operations, value-added acquisitions and application of world class business models.