Albia is Chile’s leading provider of industrial laundry services. Among its main clients are the country’s most important hotels, clinics, hospitals and mining companies. As of September 2015, the Company operated 8 plants in Chile’s 6 main cities, and was working on the construction of a 9th plant located in San Francisco de Mostazal. On September 2015 Ecus Private Equity I sold its 68,7% stake to Elis, Europe’s leading textile maintenance and rental provider.
DATE OF INVESTMENT June 2007
DATE OF DIVESTMENT September 2015
SECTOR Industrial Laundry
CONSOLIDATED SALES 2014 US$ 19 million
N° OF EMPLOYEES 903
Central Frenos is the main chain of fast repair services for the automotive industry in the metropolitan region. As of October 2012 it operated 18 locations in Santiago, Viña del Mar and Concepción. Central Frenos sells and provides services related to brakes, tires, alignment, balancing, lubricants, shock absorbers, batteries, electronic injection, pre-purchase diagnosis and vehicle insurance.
On October 2012 Ecus Private Equity I sold its 50,1% stake to EMASA, one of its main competitors in the vehicles repair services’ industry.
DATE OF INVESTMENT December 2007
DATE OF DIVESTMENT October 2012
SECTOR Vehicles Fast Repair
CONSOLIDATED SALES 2012: US$ 16 million
Vitamina is the first chain of high quality, employee-sponsored childcare centers for working families in Chile. As of January 2016 it operated close to 50 centers in Santiago, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Quilpué and Rancagua, and had developed strong customer relations with several companies such as Banco Santander, Banco de Chile and Cencosud. On January 2016 Ecus Private Equity I sold its remaining 14,4% stake to the controllers.
DATE OF INVESTMENT April 2008
DATE OF DIVESTMENT January 2016
SECTOR Pre-school Education
CONSOLIDATED SALES 2014 US$ 14 million
N° OF EMPLOYEES 803
Loginsa is the leading provider of 3PL logistics in Chile. With presence in Chile and Colombia, the Company operates 11 distribution centers in Santiago and 2 in Bogotá, providing integrated logistics solutions such as transportation, warehousing, value added services and distribution, which can be scaled and customized to its clients’ requirements. It also counts with a fleet of more than 300 vehicles and an advanced technological platform allowing an efficient control of inventories and on-line feedback with its diversified client portfolio, which includes prestigious companies from the food, retail, industrial and pharmaceutical sectors.
As part of an expansion plan and aiming to include specialized logistic services, in 2009 Loginsa started serving the pharmaceutical sector. In 2012, Loginsa acquired Austral Freezer, a strategic cold storage operator.
DATE OF INVESTMENT December 2008
CONSOLIDATED SALES 2014 US$ 28 million
N° OF EMPLOYEES 656
M2 UNDER MANAGEMENT 200.000
Ama Time is an integrated manufacturer, mixer and packer and trader of fruit and vegetable single strength purees and not from concentrate (NFC) juice, sold in bulk and B2C packaging (spouted pouches or bottles).
The Company is mainly focused on organic products for the North and South American markets as well as Asia Pacific.
In October 2013, Ecus Agri-Food fund started a 50/50 joint venture with #1 organic fruits exporter in Chile, giving birth to this greenfield project granted with state-of-the-art European technology. In August 2014 the Fund materialized an add-on investment in Ama Time SpA to include a new production line oriented towards premium NFC juices.