Consumer, Global | Mergers & Acquisitions

Starbucks Sells Rights to Puerto Rico Restaurants

  • TM Capital served as exclusive financial advisor to Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) in its sale of the exclusive right to operate Starbucks stores in Puerto Rico to Baristas Del Caribe, LLC, an affiliate of Puerto Rico-based, Empresas Fonalledas Inc.
  • Starbucks opened its first store in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2002 and today has 19 stores across the island, employing more than 340 individuals
  • Starbucks Corporation, with revenues of approximately $16.5 billion, is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world with more than 21,000 stores globally
  • Empresas Fonalledas Inc. is a leading family-owned Puerto Rican group of companies whose holdings include Plaza Las Americas (the largest shopping mall in the Caribbean), Vaquería Tres Monjitas (a fresh milk producer) and Soft & Creamy (a quick service ice cream chain)
  • Through a strategic licensing agreement, Baristas Del Caribe will leverage its strong local market knowledge to further grow the Starbucks retail business in Puerto Rico

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Client Testimonial

TM Capital exceeded expectations as Starbucks' investment banker - truly acting as our trusted partner throughout a highly complex process and adopting our priorities, values and culture as their own.  TM's understanding of restaurant industry transaction drivers and their expertise in navigating the complexities of cross-border corporate divestitures were extremely valuable to Starbucks in helping to identify a partner and negotiate a transaction that positions us for growth in Puerto Rico while creating meaningful opportunities for our local partners.”
Ricardo Rico, VP Latin America Retail Operations, Starbucks Corporation