Cuatrecasas advises Valor on acquiring Portuguese company Chocolates Imperial

March 30, 2021

A Cuatrecasas team of lawyers from the firm’s Valencia and Alicante Group and its Lisbon office, coordinated by partners Marta Máñez, Francisco Picó and Vasco Bivar, advised Chocolates Valor on buying Chocolates Imperial—Portugal’s largest chocolate manufacturer—from Vallis Capital Partners.

The fact that a multidisciplinary team made up of Portuguese and Spanish lawyers handled this crossborder transaction proves the firm’s identity as an Iberian law firm. 

 With the acquisition of Chocolates Imperial—a company with nearly 90 years’ history and well-established brands such as Regina, Jubileu, Pantagruel, Pintarolas and Allegro—Valor boosts its international expansion plans. The purchase of Imperial is the second acquisition in Chocolates Valor’s history, after acquiring the Ateca (Zaragoza) chocolate factory and the Huesitos and Tokke brands in 2013, and the company’s first international transaction.

 The transaction’s closure, subject to the competition authorities’ approval, is planned for the coming weeks. Until then, the factory will continue operating as usual, and Vallis Capital Partners will continue to manage the company’s installations and brands.

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