Private equity firm Atitlan Capital has recently completed its first investment in Dafsa, a company producing juices, soups, broths and creams. The expansion deal is valued at EUR 6m. Atitlan is based in Valencia and it is dedicated to the management of specialised funds. Its majority shareholder, Roberto Centeno and partner Aritza Rodero have come from the investment banks Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, respectively. At Goldman Sachs, Centeno had been responsible for the food, consumer goods and distribution sectors. The investment strategy of the new firm will also focus on these markets.
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