Zoma Capital and Encourage Capital’s acquisition of an interest in Geomar

BAZ|DLA Piper, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Larrain y Asociados, RPCK Rastegar Panchal, Aninat Schwencke and Philippi, Prietocarrizosa, Ferrero DU & Uría have advised on the deal

Zoma Capital and Encourage Capital today announced the launch of the first-ever sustainable seafood investment holding company, Pescador Holdings. As its initial commitment, the company invested in Chile’s Geomar, a leading “shore to shelf,” sustainable seafood company with products sold in major markets throughout the world.

The launch of Pescador is the culmination of more than two years of investment research funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Rockefeller Foundation as part of the Vibrant Oceans Initiative.

Pesacador Holdings’ pioneering investment, Geomar, is a vertically integrated “shore to shelf” leader in the sustainable seafood business, with 20 years of experience working directly with more than 700 artisanal fishers in Chile. The company cuts out middle men by sourcing from as many as 134 capture zones across Chile, and transporting, canning and selling the seafood directly to retail distributors.

Geomar’s sustainable seafood is sold in Chile and important export markets in North America, Europe and Asia, including the United States, France and Hong Kong.

Bahamondez, Álvarez & Zegers (DLA Piper) has advised Encourage Capital LLC with Marco Salgado (Picture), Felipe Bahamondez, Matías Zegers and Jorge Timmermann.

In New York, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has advised Encourage Capital LLC with David Williams, Olga Gutman, Carolyn Houston and Eduardo Goldberg.

Larrain y Asociados has advised Zoma Capital with Víctor Manuel Avilés and Diego Garay.

In New York, RPCK Rastegar Panchal has advised Zoma Capital with Chintan Panchal and Russell Klein.

Aninat Schwencke & Cía. has advised Geomar SpA with Juan Pablo Schwencke, Pablo Undurraga and Felipe Vargas.

Involved fees earner: Chintan Panchal – RPCK Rastegar Panchal; Russell Klein – RPCK Rastegar Panchal; Marco Salgado – Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers Ltda.; Matías Zegers – Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers Ltda.; Jorge Timmermann – Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers Ltda.; Felipe Bahamondez – Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers Ltda.; Juan Pablo Schwencke – Aninat Schwencke & Cia; Pablo Undurraga – Aninat Schwencke & Cia; Felipe Vargas – Aninat Schwencke & Cia; Diego Garay – Larraín y Asociados; Víctor Manuel Avilés H. – Larraín y Asociados; Carolyn Houston – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; David Williams – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Eduardo Goldberg – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Olga Gutman – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: RPCK Rastegar Panchal; Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers Ltda.; Aninat Schwencke & Cia; Larraín y Asociados; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: Encourage Capital LLC; Zoma Capital; Geomar SpA;


Author: Ambrogio Visconti.