Advised The Carlyle Group in its second private equity transaction in Peru in the acquisition of 85.42% from Hermes Transportes Blindados S.A. company.

The Carlyle Group was advised by Hernández & Cía. Abogados in the acquisition of 85.42% of Hermes Transportes Blindados S.A. (“Hermes”), a leading security company in the Peruvian market with over 30 years of activity with 2,800 highly trained workers that provides cash in transit services, processing and custody of money and goods, document management, mining services, messaging, collections and payments.

The structure of the acquisition included the granting of a syndicated loan by Banco de Crédito del Perú and Scotiabank Peru, both acting as structuring agents and lenders. This is one of the few LBO structures that have been incorporated in private equity acquisitions in the Peruvian market.

This investment by The Carlyle Group reflects the strategy of foreign private capital in the development of security services to first level and their appetite for the Peruvian market.

Inversiones Centenario and Scotiabank Peru sold all its stakes in Hermes, while the De Osma and Wiese families sold part of their stake and will remain as partners of The Carlyle Group in Hermes.
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