Zumex, a leader in fruit and vegetable juicing technologies, has announced a partnership with lower mid-market private equity firm Columna Capital to accelerate growth and market expansion
The company offers a broad portfolio of premium juicing technologies for the foodservice and retail segments in over 100 countries worldwide. Columna will become the first institutional investor and majority shareholder, working alongside the existing founder, Victor Bertolín.
Bertolín will remain fully involved in the day-to-day business, ensuring entrepreneurial and management continuity in this new phase of the company’s development.
“I am excited to announce the partnership with Columna Capital, which represents the start of a new chapter in Zumex’s history,” Bertolín says. “The company will benefit from Columna’s sound financial support, its strong entrepreneurial approach and proven growth expertise. This strategic alliance will accelerate our expansion plans, strengthen our operational excellence, increase our ability to tackle ambitious projects and seize new growth opportunities worldwide.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Mr. Bertolín and the Zumex Group on this compelling journey. Zumex’s outstanding team and innovation capabilities coupled with their ability to offer the best value proposition to customers will be key to consolidate Zumex’s worldwide leadership position,” says Jaime Bachs Lobo, principal at Columna Capital.
“Over almost 40 years, Victor has built Zumex to be the global leader in juicing solutions. We are delighted to support Zumex in the next phase of its development,” says Michael Tose, partner at Columna Capital. “We will leverage our long-standing track record of partnerships with pioneering entrepreneurs to accelerate the Company’s growth internationally.”