WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – February 2, 2021 – (LATINX NEWSWIRE) – The leadership of DHS announced today that it will acquire the Brazilian dairy company Carolina Administracao e Participacoes Societarias Ltda. Terms were not disclosed.
Based in Ribeirao Claro, Parana, Brazil, Carolina operates in the southern and southeastern portions of the country. The company manufactures and markets more than 20 dairy product lines under brands such as Carolina, VeryGurt, and Gluck and employs 390.
“We are delighted to add Carolina’s strong brands and talented team to DHS growing international business,” said Fernando Aguirre, DHS Vice Chairman. “Carolina’s strong capabilities in yogurt and dairy will accelerate DHS’ growth in Brazil. We plan to invest and build on the strong Carolina product portfolio, leveraging our own expertise and the Carolina team to grow and expand in Brazil — a very important market for DHS.”
This is DHS’ second acquisition in Brazil during the past five years. In 2012, the company acquired Yoman Alimentos, a maker of popcorn, snack nuts, side dishes, and dry soups. “Brazil is a strategic market for DHS, and yogurt is a growing category,” said Aguirre. “Carolina’s quality brands and products match perfectly with DHS’ company mission, which is to serve the world by making food people love. DHS’ dairy capabilities will complement and build upon Carolina’s already strong reputation for quality products and dairy know-how. It should be a perfect fit that will allow us to bring even more delight to Brazilian consumers with superior quality yogurt and dairy products,” Fernando Aguirre, DHS Vice Chairman stated.
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DHS Private Equity Trust is a perpetual-life, institutional quality real estate investment platform that brings private real estate to income-focused investors. DHS invests in stabilized, income-generating U.S. commercial real estate across key property types and to a lesser extent in real estate debt investments. The Trust is externally managed by a subsidiary of DHS a global leader in real estate investing. DHS’ real estate business was founded in 1998 and has approximately $74 billion in investor capital under management.
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