May 2019: Founded in 1930 in Asturias, Cafento is a family-owned business with leading position in Spain in the production and commercialization of coffee and infusions for the Horeca channel.

Java Republic is an innovative and award-winning Irish company that offers artisan roasted coffee and specialty teas to its B2B customers. Java Republic also operates 2 flagship cafes in Dublin.

Having achieved a leading position in Spain via the acquisition and integration of more than 15 local companies over the last 20 years, Cafento has a vocation of continuing its growth abroad. This transaction represents the first step of its international expansion, giving it the access to Java Republic brand and the latter’s experience in key accounts and corporate catering, office, hotels and restaurants segments within Europe in the Anglo-Saxon market.

SOCIOS has acted as the exclusive financial adviser of Cafento on the identification of the opportunity, the negotiations and the closing of the transaction.